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How plants compete for underground real estate affects climate change and food production .
How do plant roots store carbon? Princeton researchers found that the energy a plant devotes to its roots depends on proximity to other plants: when close together, plants heavily invest in their root systems to compete for finite underground resources; if far apart, they invest less. As about a third of the world's vegetation biomass (and carbon) is belowground, this model provides a valuable tool to predict root proliferation in global earth-system models.
Massive underground instrument finds final secret of our sun’s fusion .
The Borexino detector, a hyper-sensitive instrument deep underground in Italy, has finally succeeded at the nearly impossible task of detecting CNO (carbon-nitrogen-oxygen) neutrinos from our sun’s core. These little-known particles reveal the last missing detail of the fusion cycle powering our sun and other stars, and could answer still-outstanding questions of the sun's composition.
Princeton's Global History Lab receives grant to expand open-access virtual classroom for students worldwide, including refugee and migrant learners .
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton's Global History Lab is continuing to partner with a worldwide network of universities and NGOs to teach history in these challenging times.
Dean Cecilia Rouse to be nominated chair of Council of Economic Advisers by President-Elect Biden .
Dean Cecilia Rouse is the presumptive nominee as chair of President-elect Joe Biden’s Council on Economic Advisers.