Thursday, November 21, 2019Two million-year-old ice cores provide first direct observations of an ancient climate
Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate at a time when the furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. Gas bubbles trapped in the cores — which are the oldest yet...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019How to make better biofuels? Convince yeast it's not starving
Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can be used to create an even more efficient fuel called isobutanol. Normally, yeast only creates a tiny amount of isobutanol. Now researchers at Princeton University have discovered a genetic...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture
California’s growing use of solar and wind energy has reduced reliance on hydropower and natural gas, helping to enhance drought resilience and aid in groundwater sustainability.
Thursday, October 31, 2019Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu appears on ‘All for Earth’ podcast
Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect who leads the campaign “Hands Off Our Elephants,” speaks on the “All for Earth” podcast about building a conservation movement in Kenya.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change
Researchers from Princeton set out to help determine the characteristics that make certain species more sensitive to environmental pressures. They recently reported that a bird species’ ability to adapt to seasonal temperature changes may be one factor in whether it can better withstand...
Monday, October 14, 2019Planning for Princeton’s new Wintersession will involve campus community
Wintersession will launch January 2021 as part of Princeton's new academic calendar. The two-week, optional program will allow students to explore subjects, learn skills and participate in activities they may not have time for during the academic year.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019A ‘joy ride’ of a career: Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics for tackling big questions about the universe
Curiosity and a lifelong love of science led James Peebles to the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Thursday, October 3, 2019Ben Strauss talks to ‘All for Earth’ about climate science and daily life
“All for Earth” podcast speaks with Ben Strauss about working at the frontlines of communicating climate science — the local weather forecast.
Monday, September 30, 2019Get moving! The mystery of animal group behavior
Some animals rapidly bunch up and coordinate their movements to evade predators. But this behavior has long puzzled scientists. Now, biologists at Princeton are delving into the mystery by observing the behavior of small schooling fish.
Monday, September 30, 2019Colloquium illuminates perspectives, impact of humanistic inquiry
Faculty members, students and University staff celebrated the beginning of the fall semester with the 13th annual Humanities Colloquium, “Tradition, Critique & Imagination.”