• Penn Physicists Conquer the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

    Penn Physicists Conquer the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

    A team of Penn physicists have figured out how to conquer the “coffee ring effect”—that “O”-shaped stain of particles that is always left over after coffee drops evaporate — by changing the shape of the particles.

  • Studying the Effects of Climate Change in Mongolia

    Studying the Effects of Climate Change in Mongolia

    More than a dozen students from Penn’s Biology department have undertaken a long and arduous trek into the steppes of Northern Mongolia this summer, where they will join staff and faculty already in the field.

  • Penn Museum's Morton Skull Collection at Center of Scientific Dispute

    Penn Museum's Morton Skull Collection at Center of Scientific Dispute

    Samuel George Morton, a 19th-century physician and physical anthropologist, best known for his measurement of human skulls, has long been held up as a prime example of scientific misconduct.

  • Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Wins the American Architecture Award

    Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center Wins the American Architecture Award

    The Horticulture Center at Penn’s Morris Arboretum was awarded the American Architecture Award as one of the top new architectural projects in the United States, selected from a record number of entries from firms across the globe.

  • Penn Science Cafe

    Penn Science Cafe

    If the popularity of the prime-time sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” or the number of television programs produced in the Star Trek franchise (6!) says anything about popular culture, it's that science is not necessarily the enemy of fun.