Coyote Lake fruitflies
Michael Dickinson ducks out of the way after releasing buckets containing thousands of fruit flies on a dry lakebed in the Mojave Desert.

Hungry Fruit Flies are Extreme Ultramarathon Fliers

Researchers from the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech discover that a fly can travel six million times its body length in search of food.

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Supporting COVID Research

How can science fight COVID-19 and prepare us for the next pandemic?

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Supporting Caltech Students

How can you support tomorrow’s innovators and problem solvers?

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How can we translate scientific breakthroughs into marketable technologies?

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Comparative Planetary Evolution

What environmental conditions enable life to emerge?

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Out-of-This-World Research Gets a Philanthropic Boost

Members of the Space Innovation Council support astronomy and planetary science research at Caltech and JPL.

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A Gift to Celebrate How We Learn and Remember

Mark Gurney (PhD ’80) has endowed a fellowship at Caltech to honor his former mentor Mark Konishi, who inspired him to explore the mechanisms of learning and memory.

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