Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:33pm
Gut bacteria increase fat absorption
You may think you have dinner all to yourself, but you’re actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from a team including Carnegie’s Steve Farber and Juliana Carten reveals that some gut microbes increase the absorption of dietary fats, allowing the host organism to extract more calories from the same amount of food.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:13am
Scientists Watch Cell-Shape Process for First Time
Researchers at Plant Biology, with colleagues, witnessed for the first time a fundamental process of cellular organization in living plant cells: the formation of the cellular protein network that is the scaffolding that provides structure and ultimately form and shape to the cell. See movies
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:27pm
Carnegie’s Greg Asner Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Carnegie staff scientist Greg Asner has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” The total number of active members now stands at 2,179.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:14pm
Carnegie’s BioEYES Honored Twofold
Baltimore, MD—Carnegie’s educational outreach program, BioEYES, will be the recipient of the 2012 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society for Developmental Biology. BioEYES founders Steve Farber and Jamie Shuda (University of Pennsylvania), will accept the award at the upcoming annual meeting of the society in Montreal in July. BioEYES, with program manager Valerie Butler, is also currently featured in a video on the front page of the Baltimore City Schools' website.
Monday, June 23, 2008 - 1:10pm
Chemical Clues Point to Dusty Origin for Earth-like Planets
Higher than expected levels of sodium found in a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite suggest that the dust clouds from which the building blocks of the Earth and neighboring planets formed were much denser than previously supposed.
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:01pm
Wesley T. Huntress Congressional Testimony
Carnegie Institution Geophysical Laboratory director Wesley T. Huntress expressed concerns about the future of America’s Earth and space science in testimony before Congress...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 11:03am
The Carnegie Institution launches its new Web site!
The Carnegie Institution’s new look, featured on this new Web site, helps identify who we are clearly and concisely. By closely associating “Carnegie” and “science” in our new logo, our core identity is obvious in the blink of an eye. Although we have made every effort to work out the bugs in the new Web site, if you notice anything, or have any comments, please email the web master, Rob Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 8:27am
Scientists Study Possible Responses to Climate Emergencies
The future of the Earth could rest on potentially dangerous and unproven geoengineering technologies unless emissions of carbon dioxide can be greatly reduced, claims a new study coauthored by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and published by the UK’s Royal Society, September 1.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:56pm
Studying crops, from outer space
Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth. New research uses satellite technology to measure light that is emitted by plant leaves as a byproduct of photosynthesis
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 11:23am
Richard Meserve Elected National Academy of Engineering Councillor
Carnegie president Richard Meserve has been elected to a three-year term as councillor of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) beginning July 1, 2011. The academy, founded in 1964, is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that provides advice to the federal government on engineering matters.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:51am
Carnegie Airborne Observatory in Action
Watch the Carnegie Airborne Observatory in action mapping the biomass and biodiversity in the Amazon, with the Peruvian Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar Vidal.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 4:24pm
Rich Ore Deposits Linked to Ancient Atmosphere
Much of our planet’s mineral wealth was deposited billions of years ago when Earth’s chemical cycles were different from today’s. Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of scientists including Andrey Bekker and Douglas Rumble from the Carnegie Institution have made the surprising discovery that the creation of economically important nickel ore deposits was linked to sulfur in the ancient oxygen-poor atmosphere.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 9:03am
Doug Koshland Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Douglas E. Koshland, staff scientist at Carnegie’s Department of Embryology, has been elected one of 72 Fellows by the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are annually elected “through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.”
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 1:46pm
Lighting up the plant hormone “command system”
Light is not only the source of a plant’s energy, but also an environmental signal that instructs the growth behavior of plants. As a result, a plant’s sensitivity to light is of great interest to scientists and their research on this issue could help improve crop yields down the road. Similarly understanding a plant’s temperature sensitivity could also help improve agriculture and feed more people. Two new papers identify key aspects of the hormonal responses of plants to changes in light and heat in their environments.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 1:17pm
New Way to Monitor Faults May Help Predict Earthquakes
Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found a way to monitor the strength of geologic faults deep in the Earth. This finding could prove to be a boon for earthquake prediction by pinpointing those faults that are likely to fail and produce earthquakes. Until now, scientists had no method for detecting changes in fault strength, which is not measureable at the Earth’s surface.