Guiding Flight: The Fruit Fly's Celestial Compass

Fruit flies use the sun to avoid flying in circles, according to new research.

Researchers Put A.I. to Work Making Chemistry Predictions

Tom Miller and researchers in his lab have developed a new machine-learning tool for predicting chemistry.

Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks

New observations from CERN show the Higgs boson decaying into pairs of bottom quarks.

Solved! Caltech Researcher Helps Crack Decades-Old Math Problem

Spiros Michalakis and Matthew Hastings solve a lingering mathematical physics problem with implications for quantum physics as a whole.

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is celebrating 15 years of discoveries, including exoplanets, distant galaxies and even a new ring around Saturn.

Long and Winding Road: A Conversation with String Theory Pioneer

John Schwarz talks about ups and downs in the development of string theory and where it might go in the future.

Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Three decades ago, Caltech's Cindy Weinstein watched her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer's. Now she's writing a book about it.

Student-Built Satellite Telescope Prepares for Space

The reconfigurable space telescope approaches a conclusion—and a launch

Caltech Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, has won an Astronomical Society for the Pacific award.

Understanding the Enzyme that Enables Bacteria to Breathe Arsenic

Determining the chemical structure of an enzyme that enables microbes to breathe arsenic compounds provides insight into how bacteria contribute to arsenic poisoning.


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