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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

Breakout: How black hole jets punch out of their galaxies

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:01
Astronomers solve mystery of jets produced by supermassive black holes

Study finds global legalization trial escalates elephant poaching

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 01:00
Does legalization really make black markets collapse? New research looking at ivory trade raises questions.

Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:00
Big changes in store for tropical populations as Earth's temperatures climb

UC Carbon Neutrality Project launched with $300,000 donation

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:15
UC system to advance continued commitment to sustainability, combating climate change

New radio map of Jupiter reveals what’s beneath colorful clouds

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:00
View nearly 100 kilometers into the atmosphere shows immense plumes of ammonia

Universe expanding faster than expected

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 08:20
A new, precise measurement of how fast the universe is expanding doesn’t agree with predictions based on our current understanding of the physics of the cosmos

Towards Sustainable ‘Biofriendly’ Materials for Additive Manufacturing

News from the GreenChemBlog - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 18:04
Our Greener Solutions student’s work with Autodesk has been highlighted in a 3 part in-depth series on the Autodesk Spark site. Check out the first, second, and third blog posts on the Autodesk site, and you can read the Greener Solutions team’s original report here. Filed under: Environmental Chemistry

Jacobs Hall, designing for real-world problems

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:45
UC Berkeley's new Jacobs Hall was the site of nearly 30 courses this past spring, with enrollments totaling roughly 1,700. Many of these courses put designing for real-world problems at the center of the syllabus.