Marilyn Fogel
Washington, DC—Isotope geochemist Marilyn Fogel will be posthumously recognized with the American Geophysical Union’s Eunice Newton Foote Medal for Earth-Life Science, which is awarded...
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Pasadena, CA—The state of California designated $20 million in its 2023 budget to help fund a new state-of-the-art Carnegie research facility in Pasadena where scientists will cross...
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Louis and Lore Brown at an annual Carnegie celebration
Washington, DC—The estate of the late Carnegie physicist and historian Louis Brown, who died in 2004, and his wife Lore, who died late last year, included a bequest of $4.5 million to support...
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Artwork is courtesy of Mark Belan | artscistudios.com.
Palo Alto, CA—Climate change and habitat destruction may have already caused the loss of more than one-tenth of the world’s terrestrial genetic diversity, according to new research led by...
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Michael Walter
Washington, DC—Earth and Planets Laboratory Director Michael Walter, an experimental petrologist who studies deep-Earth minerals and melts to elucidate the formation and evolution of our planet...
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The Magellan Telescopes at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile
Washington, DC— An anonymous bequest of $34.8 million will enable Carnegie to continue to play a leading role advancing the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics. The largest gift to the...
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An artist’s conception of WASP-39 b, courtesy of NASA, ESA, CSA, and J. Olmsted
Washington, DC—The James Webb Space Telescope has captured the first clear, detailed, indisputable evidence for atmospheric carbon dioxide ever detected on a planet outside the Solar System....
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Tidestromia oblongifolia in winter, Death Valley National Park, CA, USA, Photo b
Palo Alto, CA— Water is inextricably linked to our understanding of life—it makes up most of our planet’s surface and organisms across the tree of life depend on it to function. Yet...
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Protoplanetary Disk. M.Weiss/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Washington, DC— A team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Peter Gao has solved one of the biggest outstanding mysteries about the environment in which baby planets are born. Their...
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Hayabusa2 spacecraft approaching the Ryugu asteroid courtesy JAXA and NASA
Washington, DC— Microscopic grains of ancient material that predate our Sun’s birth were found in samples returned from the asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 mission, according to new work...
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Stephanie Hampton
Washington, DC— Aquatic ecologist Stephanie Hampton joined Carnegie as Deputy Director of Carnegie’s newly launched Division of Biosphere Sciences and Engineering at the end of July. She...
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Washington, DC— India could be facing a water quality crisis as climate change affects the monsoon season, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Anna Michalak and Eva Sinha published...
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Artist's concept of the Giant Magellan Telescope courtesy of GMTO
Washington, DC—A Carnegie-led effort secured $205 million toward the completion of the next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope, which is currently being built at our Las Campanas Observatory...
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Artist's conception of JWST. Credit: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez
Pasadena, CA— The first of six projects led by Carnegie-affiliated astronomers will, for the next three days, use the James Webb Space Telescope to make some of the most-accurate measurements...
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Edgar Virgüez
Washington, DC— Carnegie postdoctoral researcher Edgar Virgüez was named Friday one of four new trustees of Duke University. He will serve a three-year term, the first year as an observer...
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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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Irrigation being deployed in a field. Image purchased from Shutterstock.
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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