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Washington, DC—Carnegie’s Robert Hazen has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a three-year data-driven research project on the co-evolution of the planet’s biology and geology.

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Anat Shahar was awarded the Clarke Award of the Geochemical Society. It is awarded to an early-career scientist for " a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published either as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. "

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The Geophysical Laboratory's Andrew Steele joins the Rosetta team as a Co-Investigator working on the COSAC instrument aboard the Philae lander (Fred Goesmann Max Planck Institute - PI). On 12 November 2014 the Philae system will be deployed to land on the comet and begin operations.

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Torredu, India---Geophysical Laboratory research scientist Maddury Somayazulu visited Torredu, India this month and gave a talk to the children of the village in telugu (a South-Central Dravidian language) about how science impacts society.

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Sendai, Japan—The Geophysical Laboratory's webmaster and departmental assistant, Michelle Scholtes, was invited to the Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoko University in Sendai, Japan for a foreign exchange of information regarding administrative support in a scientific research institution.  The visit included the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding research support systems at each institute.  

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Washington, DC, 4 February 2014—An article by the Geophysical Laboratory's Reinhard Boehler and Malcolm Guthrie has been named one of Taylor & Francis' Top 10 Materials Science articles for 2013.  

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Research made by the Curiosity science team made Discover Magazine's number one science story of 2013.

Geochemistry

Updated by Dionysis Foustoukos 

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The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet, written by the Geophysical Laboratory's Bob Hazen, has been chosen from books released in 2012 as one of the five titles on the short list for the current Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, one of the three book awards given by Phi Beta Kappa annually.

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Washington, DC, 6 August 2012 -- NASA’s rover Curiosity, the size of a small car, touched down in a Martian crater early Monday. Geophysical Laboratory scientists are contributing to the mission.

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