Pasadena CA—Typically, little M-dwarf stars—the most common type of star in the galaxy—are cold, quiet, and dim. Now a team of astronomers led by Edo Berger, a Carnegie-Princeton postdoctoral fellow...
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Astronomers have found a new population of faint protogalaxies by taking the most sensitive spectroscopic survey ever of a time when the universe was only 15% of its present age. These objects are...
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The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced today that renowned astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who confirmed the existence of dark matter, has been selected to receive the 2008...
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The first “State of the Carbon Cycle Report” for North America, released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, finds the continent’s carbon budget increasingly...
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Washington, DC Ronald Cohen of Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory will receive the 2009 Dana Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. The announcement was made today at the Geological...
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Stanford, CA The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology for an intensive pilot study of ecosystem diversity in South Africa’...
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The Center for the Built Environment—an organization where industry leaders and researchers cooperate to produce substantial, holistic, and far-sighted research on buildings—awarded the Department...
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Ken Caldeira, of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology, has an Op Ed piece about how to cool the planet in the October 24, 2007, New York Times. See http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/opinion/...
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Stanford, CA -- Human activities are releasing carbon dioxide faster than ever, while the natural processes that normally slow its build up in the atmosphere appear to be weakening. These conclusions...
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The Norwegian Embassy brings together scientists from both sides of the Atlantic for its Annual Science Week at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. Among the topics discussed will be the...
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Greg Asner of the Department of Global Ecology has been picked by Popular Science magazine as one of its annual “Brillant 10.” According to the magazine’s November issue, Brilliant 10 researchers “...
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Carnegie scientists Chris Field and Ken Caldeira of the Department of Global Ecology are key contributors in the UN panel awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on October 12 for work on global climate...
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Former Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) director Inés Cifuentes has won this year’s Hispanic Heritage Award for Math and Science. Instituted by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic...
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Genes of a tiny, single-celled green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii may contain scores more data about the common ancestry of plants and animals than the richest paleontological dig. This work...
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Senior trustee William T. Golden died on Sunday October 7 at the age of 97. Bill Golden was an icon of American science policy, and the Carnegie Institution was privileged to have his support and...
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Consortium* announces that the GMT will be constructed at Cerro Las Campanas, Chile. This location was selected for its high altitude, dry climate, dark skies,...
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Carnegie cell biologist Joseph G. Gall in the Department of Embryology was chosen to receive the 2007 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, awarded annually by Columbia University to recognize outstanding...
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Stanford, CA-- A team, led by researchers at the Carnegie Institution,* has found a key biochemical cycle that suppresses the immune response, thereby allowing cancer cells to multiply unabated. The...
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Washington, D.C. In the first experiments able to mimic the crushing, searing conditions found in Earth’s lower mantle, and simultaneously probe tell-tale properties of iron, scientists* have...
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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...
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Stanford, CA. In a commentary in the September 25, 2007, issue of the Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), a large team of scientists state that human-induced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will...
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Washington DC*-- Key components of a new approach to discover life on Mars were successfully launched into space Friday as part of a twelve-day, low-Earth orbit experiment to assess their...
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Plant Biology's Winslow R. Briggs, was awarded the 2007 Adolph E. Gude, Jr., Award. The award was established by the American Society of Plant Biologists and first given in 1983. It is made...
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Carnegie Contact: Dr. Winslow Briggs; (650) 325-1521 x207 or briggs@stanford.edu For a copy of the paper, please contact: AAAS Office of Public Programs; (202) 326-6440 or scipak@aaas.org Stanford,...
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August 15, 2007 Contact Dr. Mark Seibert (626) 304-0273 or mseibert@ociw.edu For a copy of the paper, please contact Helen Jamison at Nature: h.jamison@nature.com Graphics and additional information...
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