Spotlight on the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Princeton researchers collaborate closely with researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), located about three miles from the University’s main campus at Princeton’s Forrestal Campus. GFDL is a Continue Reading →

Lasso peptides round up bacteria

Princeton researchers are applying Darwinian evolution principles to naturally occurring antibacterial molecules to create novel antibiotics for the food and drug industries. Bacteria secrete antimicrobial peptides — short chains of amino acids — for defense Continue Reading →

Detection of cosmic effect may bring universe’s formation into sharper focus

The first observation of a cosmic effect theorized 40 years ago could provide astronomers with a more precise tool for understanding the forces behind the universe’s formation and growth, including the enigmatic phenomena of dark energy and dark matter. A large Continue Reading →

Storm of the century may become storm of the decade

As the Earth’s climate changes, the worst inundations from hurricanes and tropical storms could become far more common in low-lying coastal areas, a study from Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests. The Continue Reading →

Wildlife and Cows can be partners, not enemies, in search for food

Princeton researchers are leading an effort to put to pasture the long-held convention of cattle ranching that wild animals compete with cows for food. Two studies offer the first experimental evidence that allowing cattle to Continue Reading →

The Life of an Ethiopian saint

The Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros scolded her fellow females for wasting time on manicures instead of praying. She argued forcefully with the male leaders of her country. And she helped drive Portuguese missionaries from Ethiopia Continue Reading →