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CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:00
Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots

IGS poll: Californians support stronger climate-change rules

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:00
Californians support stronger efforts to fight climate change by requiring more electricity to come from renewable resources and cutting gasoline use in half, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

New material captures and converts carbon into useful chemicals

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:44
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution

Millet Project shows grain isn’t just for the birds

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California

More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:25
Berkeley experts mapping out the Bay Area's housing scene see a high-income enclave, without

Experiment attempts to snare a dark energy ‘chameleon’

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:00
Physicists search for deviations from normal gravity

Sprouting this fall: A new minor in food systems

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:52
New this fall at UC Berkeley is a minor in food systems, which will explore the role of food within the environment and society.

Biologists discover skydiving spiders in South American forests

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:19
One type of neotropical spider is able to maneuver as it falls

$100,000 competition to stimulate innovative clean technology

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:57
Berkeley CUP shares campus's start-up ecosystem nationally

Campanile bones hold climate-change clues

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:00
For more than 100 years, the tower has housed prehistoric fossils from the La Brea tar pits. Now climate-change researchers are finding them a priceless source of information.

Pursuing charm in a singularly unfeminine profession

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
Physicist Mary K. Gaillard's new book chronicles her trials and tribulations in a male-dominated field

Methane enshrouds nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:00
Gemini Planet Imager finds first exoplanet in quest to understand planet formation

Octopus shows unique hunting, social and sexual behavior

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00
Unusual hunting and mating behavior in Central American octopus

Octopus genome reveals cephalopod secrets

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00
Genome helps track genetic roots of octopus camouflage and nervous system

Blodgett researcher seeks ways to lower wildfire risk on tree farms

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:07
California's own forestry regulations may be part of what helps fuel wildfires, according to a recent report on Capitol Public Radio. Studies at UC Berkeley's Blodgett Forest Research Station aim to change that.

Clearing habitat surrounding farm fields fails to reduce pathogens

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00
In some cases, this effort to improve the safety of produce may even backfire

Pupil shape linked to animals’ place in ecological web

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:00
Hunters have vertical slits; the hunted, horizontal

Is drought killing California’s giant sequoias?

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:06
California's giant sequoias are showing signs of stress — likely from severe drought — and UC Berkeley tree biologist Anthony Ambrose is leading a team of scientists that hopes to prevent die off of these massive trees.

Siebel brings major energy presence to Berkeley

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:01
The Siebel Energy Institute, a global university consortium focused on smart energy, marked its debut today by announcing 24 research grants nearing $1 million. The winning proposals, many of them led by Berkeley faculty, will accelerate improved performance in modern energy systems.

World’s quietest gas lets physicists hear faint quantum effects

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:23
Low-entropy gas lets physicists model high-temperature superconductors