Stanford, CA— The African savanna is world famous for its wildlife, especially the iconic large herbivores such as elephants, zebras, and giraffes. But managing these ecosystems and balancing the...
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The National Space Club will be awarding the 2009 Nelson P. Jackson Award to the “The MESSENGER spacecraft flybys.” Director of Terrestrial Magnetism and principal investigator of the mission Sean...
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Pasadena, CA—Evidence of star birth within a cloud of primordial gas has given astronomers a glimpse of a previously unknown mode of galaxy formation. The cloud, known as the Leo Ring, appears to...
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SANTA CRUZ, CA--Sandra Faber, University Professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Bower Award and Prize...
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Stanford, CA— Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are rising more rapidly than expected, increasing the danger that without aggressive action to reduce emissions the climate system could cross a...
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Washington, D.C.— In recent years researchers have found hundreds of new planets beyond our solar system, raising questions about the origins and properties of these exotic worlds—not to mention...
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Washington, D.C. The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced that Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution, will receive the 2008 Philip Hauge Abelson Award...
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Baltimore, MD–The last step of the cell cycle is the brief but spectacularly dynamic and complicated mitosis phase, which leads to the duplication of one mother cell into two daughter cells. In...
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Pasadena, CA-The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Corporation is pleased to announce that nine astronomical research organizations from three continents have signed the Founders’ Agreement to...
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Baltimore, MD–Biochemist, developmental biologist, and physician, Donald D. Brown of Carnegie’s Department of Embryology, will receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for...
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Balitmore, MD—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 “...
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Washington, D.C.— An international team of researchers including scientists at the Carnegie Institution has discovered a new chemical compound that consists of a single element―boron. Chemical...
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Stanford, CA—Joseph A. Berry, staff scientist at Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology, has been elected a 2009 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The honor is bestowed on those who “...
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Washington, D.C.-Here on Earth we worry about our planet's atmosphere warming by a few degrees on average over the next century, and even weather fronts bring temporary changes in temperature of no...
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Stanford, CA—The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Arthur Grossman, of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Plant Biology, the 2009 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal “in recognition of...
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Washington, D.C.—The International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology has awarded Carnegie’s Russell Hemley, director of the Geophysical Laboratory, the 2009...
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Pasadena, CA- Dr. George W. Preston of the Carnegie Observatories has been selected by the American Astronomical Society to be the 2009 recipient of its highest distinction: the Henry Norris Russell...
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Washington, D.C. Two independent groups have simultaneously made the first-ever ground-based detection of extrasolar planets thermal emissions. Until now, virtually everything known about...
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Stanford, CA— Human impact on tropical forest ecosystems has reached a “tsunami” stage, say scientists, and will require a new generation of sophisticated remote-sensing technology to monitor the...
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Washington, D.C.— Asteroids are hunks of rock that orbit in the outer reaches of space, and scientists have generally assumed that their small size limited the types of rock that could form in...
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Baltimore, MD—Stem cells are the body’s primal cells, retaining the youthful ability to develop into more specialized types of cells over many cycles of cell division. How do they do it? Scientists...
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Stanford, CA—A lack of technology needed to explore and monitor vast regions of tropical rain forest has been a critical bottleneck for Earth scientists, conservationists, and forest managers. As...
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 Pasadena, CA— In the early part of the 20th Century, Carnegie astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding. The rate of expansion is known as the Hubble constant. Its...
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The Carnegie Institution is now on Apple's iTunesU. Lectures, interviews, news, and information about the institution are available through the popular, free application and mobile learning site....
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Washington D.C.—Christopher B. Field, director of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology, and Douglas E. Koshland, staff scientist at the Department of Embryology, have been elected AAAS Fellows by...
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