Discover how ice cores taken from the remote Antarctic serve as unique time capsules, containing records of the Earth's climate from the distant past.
As part of an entry level chemistry class, students at Princeton took on the challenge of explaining "What is Color?" to an 11-year old. The task is inspired by The Flame Challenge, an education initiative of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Without wolves, deer populations have exploded and altered the landscape in a way that is inhospitable to songbirds. This short film explores the problems facing songbirds and potential solutions.
The combination of over-harvesting by the medical and fishing industry along with the effects from Hurricane Sandy have caused huge declines in the population of the Horseshoe Crab in the Delaware Bay.
Robert Vanderbei, a Princeton University professor of operations research and financial engineering, is a mathematician with a specialized hobby. Vanderbei tinkers with camera lenses and uses image-enhancing software to produce exquisite pictures of snowflakes. In this video, he demonstrates his technique and explains how the artistic endeavor inspires his research.
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell.
Bats keep down the population of insects, which can destroy crops and spread diseases. The demise of the brown bat from White Nose Syndrome could cause a significant loss for agribusiness.
Modern agricultural practices of monoculture farming, and intensive pesticide use are causing bee populations to disappear worldwide. Without bees to pollinate crops, the crops will disappear. By growing varied crops with no pesticides, we can keep Colony Collapse Disorder at bay.
DarkSide-50 is an experiment that is searching for particles of dark matter, which are thought to make up about 23 percent of the universe but have yet to be detected. The DarkSide-50 team is made up of faculty, students and researchers from dozens of institutions around the world, with lead scientists at Princeton University. The experiment is taking place at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory, located underneath a mountain about 80 miles east of Rome.