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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space

Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were generated when two smaller black holes collided and then merged to form a larger black hole with a mass about fifty times larger than our sun's.

Read more about the new gravity waves discovery here.

Inaugural Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture scheduled for November 29 (19 November 2018)

Science Achievement Graduate Fellows (SAGF) Lecture — “Statistics and the Fair Administration of Justice” (Event Date: 29 November 2018) (Berg Auditorium (100 Huck Life Sciences Building), from 29 November 2018 03:30 PM to 29 November 2018 05:30 PM)

DNA structure impacts rate and accuracy of DNA synthesis (13 November 2018)

New gene therapy reprograms brain glial cells into neurons (13 November 2018)

Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities (7 November 2018)

Hot temperatures can trigger an RNA response in plants (5 November 2018)

Abhay Ashtekar honored with Einstein Prize (23 October 2018)

Three Penn State researchers awarded research grants by the Kaufman Foundation (23 October 2018)

Babu honored with Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research (18 October 2018)

Pathogens may evade immune response with metal-free enzyme required for DNA replication (18 October 2018)

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