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Explaining Italy’s new quake tragedy

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:15
Scientists at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory lay out the science of yesterday's strong temblor, and its differences from the one that left L'Aquila in ruins seven years ago.

A floating classroom for students

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 16:04
Students get a hands-on education aboard the research vessel Oceanus — and lend their skills to the climate change mission

Inside the heroic snout of a rescue dog

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:30
UC Berkeley neuroscientist Lucia Jacobs is exploring the smell navigation mechanics of tracking dogs as well as smaller animals. Her research is featured in the PBS NewsHour video series, ScienceScope.

Follow ocean-going robots, and their scientists, for 10 days at sea

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:46
A team of scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have just set out on a mission to test a robotic float used to measure carbon dynamics in the ocean.

Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:10
By 2085, only eight Northern Hemisphere cities outside of western Europe are likely to be cool enough to host the summer games, scientists find; San Francisco would be one of just three in North America

The caddisfly and its amazing underwater tape

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:22
UC Berkeley stream ecologist Patina Mendez explains how picky these house builders can be

Recreational activities on private land help landowners and conservation

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:57
A new study supports the claim that recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing incentivize conservation and increase landowner income

How sunflowers follow the sun

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:00
Stem growth linked to plant's internal clock so stem pivots westward during the day, eastward at night

With rise of leukemia in children, $6 million grant funds search for causes

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:00
A UC Berkeley researcher leads a team of scientists discovering environmental exposures linked to childhood leukemia, which is increasing, especially in Latinos

Sexual rivalry may drive frog reproductive behaviors

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:00
Some tropical frogs evolved mating behaviors to outmaneuver sexual competitors.

Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:11
The bacteria in our gut evolved with us and our hominid ancestors, new study shows

Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:45
Study of Canada's car2go shows decreased auto use, car ownership with sharing services

Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:00
Discovery of inherited dental trait allows tracking of monkey, ape and human evolution

Stars ignite in new supercomputer simulation

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 20:28
New video simulation captures star and cluster formation within dense filaments of gas

Weird pupils let octopuses see their colorful gardens

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:39
Scientists propose unique way in which ‘colorblind’ cephalopods can detect color

State budgets $10 million for earthquake early warning

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:36
Gov. Brown's $171 billion budget includes build-out of ShakeAlert warning system

White House summit advances the ‘cancer moonshot’

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:25
Treatment innovations at the forefront as researchers assemble

To improve Beijing’s air quality, cut household fuel use too

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:00
Homes, not just cars and power plants, are big air polluters, new study shows

‘Dark vortex’ confirmed on Neptune

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:18
Berkeley astronomers use Hubble Space Telescope to study cloud convection on our distant neighbor