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Astronomers find clues in hit-and-run collisions

Hit-and-run collisions are not confined to Earth. In fact, collisions between embryonic planets during a critical period in the early history of the Solar System may account for some previously unexplained properties of planets, asteroids, and meteorites, according to UCSC researchers. (More)

Conference to offer 'Reflections on Katrina'

The past, present, and future of New Orleans will be explored in a daylong conference hosted by the Center for Cultural Studies and drawing academics from an array of disciplines and institutions. [More]