Malachite. Credit: ARKENSTONE/Rob Lavinsky.
Washington, DC—A 15-year study led by Carnegie’s Robert Hazen and Shaunna Morrison details the origins and diversity of every known mineral on Earth, a landmark body of work that will...
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Washington, DC—The violent event that likely preceded our Solar System’s formation holds the solution to a longstanding meteorite mystery, says new work from Carnegie’s Alan Boss...
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Watercolor illustration of Drosophila, courtesy Carnegie Institution for Science
Baltimore, MD— Recent work from Carnegie’s Chenhui Wang and Allan Spradling reveals a surprising capability of renal stem cells in fruit flies—remodeling. Their work, which could...
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Los telescopios Magallanes del Observatorio Las Campanas. Crédito: Leon Aslan.
Pasadena, CA- Los ancestros de algunos de los mayores cúmulos de galaxias han estado ocultos a plena vista. Un nuevo trabajo dirigido por Andrew Newman, de Carnegie, demuestra una nueva t...
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Star trails over the Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas courtesy Leon Aslan.
Pasadena, CA— The ancestors of some of the largest galaxy clusters have been hiding in plain sight. New work led by Carnegie’s Andrew Newman demonstrates a new technique for identifying...
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Palo Alto, CA— New work led by Carnegie’s Zhiyong Wang untangles a complex cellular signaling process that’s underpins plants’ ability to balance expending energy on growth...
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Chlamydomonas photo courtesy of Natasha and Natalie Rothhausen.
Palo Alto, CA— New work led by Carnegie’s Petra Redekop, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, and Arthur Grossman probes the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which plants protect themselves from self-...
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Andrómeda cortesía de la NASA/Bill Cook.
Pasadena, CA- Un análisis detallado de la composición y el movimiento de más de 500 estrellas reveló pruebas concluyentes de una antigua colisión entre Andró...
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The Andromeda Galaxy. Credit: NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office/Bill Cook
Pasadena, CA— A detailed analysis of the composition and motion of more than 500 stars revealed conclusive evidence of ancient a collision between Andromeda and a neighboring galaxy. The...
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Washington, DC— As climate change shifts precipitation patterns, irrigation can be a powerful tool for increasing the world’s food supply—feeding more than a billion additional...
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Paulinella micrograph courtesy of Eva Nowack.
Palo Alto, CA— About 1.2 billion years ago a blue-green bacterium was engulfed by a more complex cell, transforming our planet and allowing a tremendous diversity of plant life to emerge and...
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Stylized image of a young Arabidopsis leaf by Flavia Bossi
Palo Alto, CA— Organisms grow to fit the space and resources available in their environments, leading to a vast diversity of body sizes and shapes within a population of the same species. What...
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Pasadena, CA— A team of astronomers led by University of Michigan’s Ian Roederer and including Carnegie’s Erika Holmbeck have identified the widest range of elements yet observed in...
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Marilyn Fogel
Washington, DC—Marilyn Louise Fogel, an isotope geochemist whose work touched on a broad scope of subjects ranging from astrobiology to paleoecology and climate change to human health, died...
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The photosynthetic alga Chlamydomonas. Purchased from Shutterstock.
Palo Alto, CA— A team led by current and former Carnegie plant biologists has undertaken the largest ever functional genomic study of a photosynthetic organism. Their work, published in Nature...
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3D projection of an Arabidopsis root tip. Credit: Dave Ehrhardt
Palo Alto, CA— In many ways, plants form the cornerstone of our society. They are key to the health of many ecosystems, underpin our entire food chain, provide us with fuel and medicine, and...
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Palo Alto, CA— Algae have a superpower that helps them grow quickly and efficiently. New work led by Carnegie’s Adrien Burlacot lays the groundwork for transferring this ability to...
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Washington, DC— New work from an international team led by Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov synthesized a new material composed of six nitrogen atoms in a ring, bringing scientists one...
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An overhead view of Carnegie's Broad Branch Road campus.
Independent scientific research institutions are at an inflection point, argue Carnegie President Eric D. Isaacs and Salk Institute President Fred H. Gage in a joint essay in Issues in Science and...
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Shishaldin Volcano courtesy of Daniel Rasmussen
Washington, DC— New work from a Smithsonian-led team, including Carnegie’s Diana Roman, revealed what could be the most-important factor controlling the depth at which magma is stored...
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Washington, DC—New powerhouse scientific talent with broad expertise ranging from marine and freshwater biogeochemistry to terrestrial ecosystem science to climate change adaptation and...
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Guided diamond nanothread synthesis illustrated by Samuel Dunning
Washington, DC— As hard as diamond and as flexible as plastic, highly sought-after diamond nanothreads would be poised to revolutionize our world—if they weren’t so difficult to...
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Probing planetary interiors. Courtesy: Kalliopi Monoyios
Washington, DC— The physics and chemistry that take place deep inside our planet are fundamental to the existence of life as we know it. But what forces are at work in the interiors of distant...
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Marilyn Fogel
Washington, DC— Isotope geochemist Marilyn Fogel, who spent 33 years as a Staff Scientist Carnegie’s former Geophysical Laboratory—now part of the Institution’s Earth and...
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Washington, DC—Nuclear power generation can play a crucial role in helping the world reach a key goal of zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century, especially in countries with low...
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