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 email@example.com.
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, 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.
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.
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...
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, 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.”
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.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:50am
80% of Malaysian Borneo Degraded by Logging
A study published in the July 17, issue of the journal PLOS ONE found that more than 80% of tropical forests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 3:23am
The University of Chicago Joins Giant Magellan Telescope Project
The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) Corporation is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago has joined the partnership that will construct the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a state of the art astronomical observatory. The GMT will be used to address fundamental questions in cosmology and astrophysics and to explore worlds around other stars.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 2:29pm
Standard & Poor’s Reaffirms Carnegie’s AA+ Rating
The credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has reaffirmed the Carnegie Institution for Science’s AA+ long-term rating and stable outlook. It is the second highest rating given by the organization.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:50am
Under Pressure, Atoms Make Unlikely Alloys
Ever since the Bronze Age, humans have experimented with combining different metals to create alloys with properties superior to either metal alone. But not all metals readily form alloys – for some pairs of elements the atoms are too dissimilar. Now researchers in an international team have discovered that previously impossible alloys can be created by subjecting atoms to high pressure―opening up possibilities for new materials in the future.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 3:58pm
Potential new eye tumor treatment discovered
New research from a team including several Carnegie scientists demonstrates that a specific small segment of RNA could play a key role in the growth of a type of malignant childhood eye tumor called retinoblastoma. The tumor is associated with mutations of a protein called Rb, or retinoblastoma protein. Dysfunctional Rb is also involved with other types of cancers, including lung, brain, breast and bone. Their work could result in a new therapeutic target for treating this rare form of cancer and potentially other cancers as well.