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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.

New strategy for antidepressant therapies: Increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brains of depressed mice has antidepressant effects (8 November 2016)

Cosgrove awarded the inaugural Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology (3 November 2016)

Cotruvo named Louis Martarano Career Development Professor of Chemistry (3 November 2016)

Parasitic Plants May Form Weapons Out of Genes Stolen from Hosts (27 October 2016)

Three Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award (20 October 2016)

Penn State's Eberly College of Science Launches Corporate Associates Program with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (19 October 2016)

The Russell E. Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology set for October 24 and 25 (17 October 2016)

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