Carnegie Institution for Science

Carnegie Institution for Science (CIW) was founded in 1902. Until 2007 it was known as the Carnegie Institution. The purpose of the institution is to support in the broadest sense scientific inquiry for the good of humanity. Carnegie grants include observatories and the Hale Telescope on Mount Wilson. Carnegie grants to Nobel Laureates Barbara McClintock, Alfred Hershey and Andrew Fire for their work on genetics continues. Carnegie Institution for Science divides its endeavors into the following departments; Embryology, Geophysical lab, Global Ecology, Observatories, Plant Biology and Terrestrial Magnetism. Carnegie publishes news stories, reports and a variety of scientific publications and books. The Carnegie Institution for Science is a private independent research organization that supports scientific research.

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Unfrozen mystery: Water reveals a new secret

Using revolutionary new techniques, a team led by Carnegie's Malcolm Guthrie has made a striking discovery about how ice behaves under pressure, changing ideas that date back almost 50 years. Their findings could alter our ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Very distant galaxy cluster confirmed

The structures and star populations of massive galaxies appear to change as they age, but much about how these galaxies formed and evolved remains mysterious. Many of the oldest and most massive galaxies reside in clusters, ...

dateMay 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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Biochemistry detective work: Algae at night

Photosynthesis is probably the most well-known aspect of plant biochemistry. It enables plants, algae, and select bacteria to transform the energy from sunlight during the daytime into chemical energy in the form of sugars ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Astronomers discover new kind of supernova

(Phys.org) —Supernovae were always thought to occur in two main varieties. But a team of astronomers including Carnegie's Wendy Freedman, Mark Phillips and Eric Persson is reporting the discovery of a new type of supernova ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Astronomy
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Decoding the chemical vocabulary of plants

Plants spend their entire lifetime rooted to one spot. When faced with a bad situation, such as a swarm of hungry herbivores or a viral outbreak, they have no option to flee but instead must fight to survive. What is the ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Extremely rare triple quasar found

(Phys.org) —For only the second time in history, a team of scientists—including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli—have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system. Their work is published by Monthly Notices of the ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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