How our planet became mostly covered in water is an ongoing debate, with competing theories about how and at what point it accumulated. The Keck Foundation is funding a push for better answers.
The W.M. Keck Foundation’s latest $1 million grant will pursue healing human wounds without scarring, using a species of African mouse with a singular talent for making injuries vanish. Keck gravitates toward transformative research ideas in their infancy, so getting behind this nascent breakthrough is a perfect fit.
Cosmologists are calling it one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science—the detection of ripples in space-time that support our theory of how the universe began. The announcement is the culmination of a multi-university team effort, backed in part by some prominent foundations.
A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst spend their days thinking about the curious subject of ultra-thin films. Arcane as the topic may be, the W.M. Keck Foundation sees enough promise that it is backing the scientists' work with a three-year, $1 million grant.