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Caltech Authors Examine Election Integrity in New Book

Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 5:59 am

? As ballots continue to be counted across the United States, a group of Caltech-affiliated researchers has released a book that examines how voters and other stakeholders can evaluate whether an election has been conducted freely and fairly. Securing American... More »

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Transparent Soil-Like Substances Open a Window On Soil Ecology

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 7:15 am

By using two different transparent soil substitutes, scientists have shown that soil bacteria rely on fungi to help them survive dry periods, according to a study led by Caltech postdoctoral scholar. The findings of the study, published in eLife, indicate that... More »

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Caltech Provides Insights Into the Science of Elections

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 11:55 am

During an especially emotionally charged election season, Caltech researchers have been working to provide the public with unbiased data on issues related to elections and the voting process, from the security of mail-in ballots and election fraud to political... More »

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Greenland’s Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:00 pm

A new study of Greenland’s shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island’s glaciers are not only retreating, but are also undergoing other physical changes. Some of those changes are causing the rerouting of freshwater rivers beneath the glaciers, where ... More »

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JPL Creates Free, Downloadable ‘Galaxy of Horrors’ Posters

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:35 pm

Just in time for Halloween, Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a series of free, downloadable posters featuring some of the universe’s spookiest and most mysterious phenomena that it has dubbed the “Galaxy of Horrors.” The colorful posters feature a  “dead... More »

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JPL’s Perseverance Rover Reaches Midway Point on Trip to Mars

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:29 pm

Having traveled more than 146 million miles since its launch in late-July, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, carrying the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-built Mars Perseverance rover, crossed the halfway point to the Red Planet on Tuesday afternoon, JPL announced. The next... More »

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Caltech Researchers Explore How Stem Cells Choose Their Careers

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6:03 am

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question it seems like every child gets asked. A few precocious ones might answer “a doctor” or “an astronaut,” but most will probably smile and shrug their shoulders. But well before a child could comprehend the... More »