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...
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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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Contact Gregory Asner at gpa@stanford.edu 650-380-2828, http://asnerlab.stanford.edu/ For images see http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/asner_peru/ For a copy of the paper contactAAAS Office of...
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Carnegie Institution Observatories researchers are featured in Astronomy Magazine discussing dark matter and what supernovae may tell us about the fate of the universe.
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Contact Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao at 202-478- 8960, or h.mao@gl.ciw.edu Contact Russell Hemley at 202-478-8951,or rhemley@ciw.edu Image at http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/dave_mao/ Washington, D.C. –...
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Former Embryology scientist Nina Fedoroff has won the National Medal of Science and has been named science advisor to Condoleezza Rice.
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Carnegie Contact: Dr. Mark Phillips 011-56-51-207301 or (mmp@lco.cl)   La Serena, Chile – Carnegie astronomer Mark Phillips will share the 2007 Cosmology Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber...
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The skies over Hawaii buzz with the propellers of small aircraft. Most of them ferry people among the islands, or give tourists a glimpse of inaccessible locales. But there is one among the swarm...
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Kenneth L. Franklin, who from 1954 to 1956 was a research fellow in radio astronomy at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, has died at 84 following heart surgery.
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Carnegie Contact: Dr. Isamu Matsuyama(202) 478-8863 or (matsuyama@dtm.ciw.edu) For a copy of the paper, please contact Helen Jamison at Nature: h.jamison@nature.com Washington, DC – Scientists have...
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