News

11/15/2018 10:24:39
Whitney Clavin
A massive star that exploded in a supernova known as "type Ic" may have been pinpointed for the first time.
Artwork of possible progenitor star
11/14/2018 12:41:07
New results from the Spitzer Space Telescope put limits on the size of the asteroid 'Oumuamua.
Artwork of asteroid
11/13/2018 12:02:36
Shayna Chabner McKinney
More than 100 families participated in the annual event.
Members of the Butkovich family at Caltech Family Weekend 2018
11/13/2018 11:54:20
Emily Velasco
Caltech and City of Hope's Biomedical Research Initiative has reached its 10th anniversary and has funded 53 projects.
A thematic graphic showing the concept of medical engineering
11/12/2018 12:37:09
Whitney Clavin
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is "like science fiction."
Tyler Fulton
11/09/2018 15:40:22
Jon Nalick
Hundreds turn out to celebrate Frances Arnold, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
photo of Frances Arnold greeting people at the event
11/08/2018 08:26:49
Lori Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.
11/07/2018 15:08:28
Lori Oliwenstein
Burke, the longtime president and treasurer of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on November 1, 2018.
Walter Burke
10/31/2018 11:49:09
Emily Velasco
Ted Scudder has spent over six decades studying the impacts large dams have on rivers, on the people displaced by them, and on the countries that built them. During that time, he's come to see them causing more harm than good. He's published a new book explaining why.
Ted Scudder, professor emeritus of anthropology, stands in his office. He is surrounded by file folders, books, and artifacts.
10/30/2018 14:45:59
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space