New research points the way for forest regneration after the catastrophic 2013 Yosemite fire
To hit a fastball, or perform other complex tasks, these hubs do most of the heavy lifting
In 10-20 million years, Phobos will get so close to Mars that it'll be shredded into a ring
Sulfur emissions from years-long lava eruptions, one of the proposed causes of massive die-offs in earth's history, may have had less grim consequences than once thought
UC Berkeley and the Natural Resources Defense Council are teaming up to conduct a yearlong national study of the environmental impacts of ride-hailing companies, Uber and Lyft.
The earliest creatures with gill slits tell biologists about the origin of structures that allow us to bite, chew, swallow and speak
U.N. World Toilet Day, Nov. 19, highlights global sanitation shortfalls (close to one in three lack adequate sanitation) and their toll on human health and the environment. Grad students William Tarpeh and Emily Woods are taking up this challenge with innovative work to repurpose human waste.
Revolutionary gene-editing tool is so precise because it employs at least three proofreading steps before cutting DNA
The problem of toxic substances has roots that can be traced back through the organizational levels of industrial systems: from the design and manufacture of products to the design and manufacture of the materials from which products are fashioned, and ultimately to the level of chemical production and molecular design. The results of design and […]
MAVEN mission shows solar wind scoured planet's atmosphere billions of years ago
Berkeley and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine received $4.25 million to develop tools that can image genes and the proteins for which they code
Ocean-bottom seismometers help understand tectonic plate causing megathrust earthquakes
How was North America formed? When did life first appear here? How did human activity transform our continent? In “Making North America,” a three-part PBS series that airs at 9 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11
Based on past megafauna extinctions, loss of elephants and other large animals could have permanent effects on the plants and animals they coexist with
For centuries, scientists documenting the natural world have sent billions of specimens to museums, universities and field stations. Now, UC Berkeley and other institutions across the globe want to make that information available to the public. But they need your help — and are throwing a digital data blitz event this weekend.
The average person will suffer economic harm, often dramatic harm, by 2100 if climate change continues on its current course, new research shows.
Students designed and installed an array of wire sensors to monitor temperatures and humidity at the UC Botanical Garden.
Which marine species survive in times of rapid environmental change, and which die out? Assistant professor Seth Finnegan is working to find out, and has won a 2015 Packard Fellowship.
Neurons appear to play key role in REM sleep
More than 100 elementary school students gathered at the UC Botanical Garden on Tuesday — surrounded by towering redwoods dappled in afternoon sun — to listen to some wise words from renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.