Washington, DC. To truly understand some of the movement we see at the Earth’s surface, scientists have to probe deep into the interior. A region near the planet’s core, about 1,800 miles down called...
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Stanford, CA – Cellulose—a fibrous molecule found in all plants—is the most abundant biological material on Earth. It is also a favored target of renewable, plant-based biofuels research. Despite...
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Pasadena, CA. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the first extremely large new-generation telescope to begin production, has gained a new partner—the Australian National University (ANU) http://www....
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Washington, D.C.—Christine D. Smith, formerly associate vice president for Main Campus development and senior director of development for the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, has...
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Baltimore, MD – We are all familiar with the dangers of too much fat in our diet—increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are just a few of the most severe consequences. But some rare...
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Washington, D.C. Since the mid-1990s a great debate has raged over whether organic compounds and tiny globules of carbonate minerals imbedded in the Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001 were...
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Washington, D.C. On Sunday, January 15, NASA’s Stardust mission landed safely with the first solid comet fragments ever brought back to Earth. Members of the mission’s Preliminary Examination Team,...
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Washington, D.C. Evidence never dies in the popular TV show Cold Case. Nor do some traces of life disappear on Earth, Mars, or elsewhere. An international team of scientists,* including researchers...
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Washington, D.C. Rocky planets such as Earth and Mars are born when small particles smash together to form larger, planet-sized clusters in a planet-forming disk, but researchers are less sure about...
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Washington, D.C. Today’s climate change pales in comparison with what happened as Earth gave birth to its oxygen-containing atmosphere billions of years ago. By analyzing clues contained in rocks,...
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Washington, DC – Like modern day alchemists, materials scientists often turn unassuming substances into desirable ones. But instead of working metal into gold, they create strange new compounds that...
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Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: I am grateful for the opportunity to testify before you today.  I have appeared before this Committee many times in my former job as the NASA Associate...
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Stanford, CA -- Increased carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly making the world’s oceans more acidic and, if unabated, could cause a mass extinction of marine life similar to one that occurred 65...
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Carnegie scientists breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday, January 15 when NASA’s Stardust mission landed safely with the first solid comet samples ever brought back to Earth. As members of the mission...
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Stanford, CA – Scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Plant Biology have found that photosynthetic bacteria living in scalding Yellowstone hot springs have two radically different...
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Washington, D.C. -- On January 20, 2006, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aaa/VMIG1 rating to the Carnegie Institution’s Series 2006 bonds issued though the California Educational Facilities...
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Washington, D.C.--New theoretical work shows that gas-giant planet formation can occur around binary stars in much the same way that it occurs around single stars like the Sun. The work is presented...
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Contact Tina McDowell at 202-939-1120, or tmcdowell@ciw.edu   Carnegie Institution trustee emeritus John Diebold died at the age of 79. Mr. Diebold actively served on the Carnegie board of trustees...
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Contact Dr. Richard Carlson at 202-478-8474, email Carlson@dtm.ciw.edu Or Sean Solomon at 202-478-8850, email Solomon@dtm.ciw.edu For image see http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/earlyearth/  ...
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Contact Carnegie Observatories’ Edo Berger at 626-304-0251, or eberger@ociw.edu For image see http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/BergerGammaRay/   Pasadena, CA – Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the...
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Contact : Dr. Benjamin Ohlstein, 410-246-3003, or 3403, email, ohlstein@ciwemb.edu; or Dr. Allan Spradling at 410-246-3021, or 3015, email spradling@ciwemb.edu For Image see...
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Carnegie Contact: Dr. Ken Caldeira; kcaldeira@globalecology.stanford.edu or (650) 704-7212 For images see http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/temperateforests/   Stanford, CA – Growing a...
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Contact Tina McDowell at 202-939-1120, or tmcdowell@ciw.edu or Matthew Wright at 202-939-1142, mwright@ciw.edu Image at http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/singerbuilding/   After dinner talk...
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Carnegie Contact: Dr. Shauna Somerville; ssomerville@stanford.edu or (650) 325-1521 ext. 257 Or Mónica Stein; msteinc@stanford.edu or (650) 325-1521 ext. 406 For a...
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Royal Norwegian Embassy CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES DISCUSSED BY TOP U.S. AND EUROPEAN EXPERTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2005 – From Monday, October...
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