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Breastfeeding is good for yet another reason, researchers discover

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:06
Antibodies in breast milk help shape newborns' immune systems

Top graduating senior finds nirvana in pure math

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:00
University Medalist Kaavya Valiveti is breaking gender barriers in a male-dominated field

Study finds human activity is major factor driving wildfires

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:23
Berkeley, George Washington study finds human development patterns as important as climate change in causing California wildfires

Campus team honored in EPA RainWorks contest

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:02
A UC Berkeley student team took second place in the E.P.A.'s Campus Rainworks Challenge, a competition looking for innovative stormwater-management solutions on college campuses. The plan would revamp a problematic stretch of Strawberry Creek to reduce flooding, restore ecological diversity and provide a site for teaching and learning.

Ashok Gadgil, and the search for smarter water, energy strategies

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:59
Climate change will mean droughts that could prove catastrophic in some regions, says the Berkeley professor who is leading the U.S. side of a new $64 million collaboration with China to develop ways to conserve water in energy production and use.

Birgeneau wins prestigious National Science Board award

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:25
UC Berkeley chancellor emeritus wins Vannevar Bush Award for extraordinary public service, scientific leadership and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.

Do gut microbes shape our evolution?

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:51
Biologist proposes that microbiota can steer a host's evolution in new directions

Mellon Foundation extends funding for Global Urban Humanities Initiative

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:24
A quest for new ways of understanding urban form and experience.

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:36
A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major source of calories for a billion people

The secret language of microbes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:00
Different strains of fungus 'speak' different dialects, showing that microbial communication is more complex than once thought

Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Mission led by UC Berkeley will study impact of Earth's weather on space weather

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00
Surprise discovery of 17-billion-solar-mass black hole in sparse area of local universe

Berkeley’s newest field site, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, gets a facelift

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:54
A pristine but wired area of rolling green hills is an ideal site for studying California's oak woodlands

Alternatives assessment frameworks

News from the GreenChemBlog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:36
A big part of implementing green chemistry in industry is the task of identifying and selecting product or process chemistries that are safer, less resource-intensive, and also functionally better than those we currently use. That involves complex judgments and comparisons with many dimensions. Figuring out how to make multifaceted comparisons to support scientifically informed judgments […]

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 03:00
Findings support active learning and critical thinking in schools and workplaces

Meet the SAGE Trainees!*Updated*

News from the GreenChemBlog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:35
The SAGE IGERT Fellowship at BCGC supports UC Berkeley graduate students conducting research related to green chemistry and green energy. The fellowship began in 2013 and now, two years later, there are nineteen trainees and alum doing amazing green work on campus. We went out to speak to them about their research…and a few other fun […]

UC Berkeley honored for stoking Bay Area innovation, economic growth

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:00
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance has named UC Berkeley the 2016 Legacy Award honoree.