Research News

11/20/2018 10:25:30
Whitney Clavin
New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method to search for signatures of life.
Artwork of exoplanet HR 8799 c
11/19/2018 10:00:13
Mars 2020 will land at Jezero Crater, an impact basin that was once home to a river delta.
Jezero Crater
11/16/2018 09:49:10
Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists have now identified the complex role a particular protein plays in helping stem cells develop into T-lymphocytes, powerful immune cells.
A heat map of gene expression
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
11/12/2018 12:37:09
Whitney Clavin
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is "like science fiction."
Tyler Fulton
11/08/2018 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.
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
10/30/2018 10:36:39
Robert Perkins
New technology is showcased in a millimeter-wide spectrometer.
Folded metasurface optics