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Top honor from energy department goes to transformative chemists
New study paves way for treating brain disorders
Technique can quickly turn entire genomes into thousands of probes
Jill Banfield, professor of EPS and ESPM, and grad student Christopher Brown discovered a large number of new groups or phyla of bacteria, suggesting that the branches on the tree of life need some rearranging. The more than 35 new phyla equal in number all the plant and animal phyla combined.
$100,000, five-year grants support research in math and physics
The 2017 meeting of the World Federation of Science Journalists will be held in San Francisco, co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
A new theory proposed by Hitoshi Murayama and others says dark matter — the glue of the universe — may be similar to well-known pions
Siberians moved into North America less than 23,000 years ago
Internet investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley in $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence
In search of extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe: Internet investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley to vastly expand the effort
With two off-the-shelf digital cameras situated about 1 kilometer apart, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. Romps is also an assistant professor of earth and planetary science at Berkeley.
Modern America is afflicted with an “addiction to air conditioning,” says Gail Brager, UC Berkeley architecture professor and associate director of the Center for the Built Envornment. And that dependence, she adds, has consequences for
In a Q&A on a new study showing that marijuana growers are harming California's environment, coauthor Mary Power, a UC Berkeley scientist, talks about environmental damage, inconsistent laws and the difference between growing pot to make a living or to make a killing.
Cold-blooded and other animals that are unable to regulate their internal temperature may have a hard time tolerating global warming, according to an analysis by biologists Alex Gunderson and Jonathon Stillman from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.
If you can't tell a smile from a scowl, you're probably not getting enough sleep
In Bacon Lectureship, planning professor will explore links between taxes, climate goals.
Engineering grad student's proposal for cleaning up toxic groundwater in India wins Designing Solutions for Poverty contest.
Berkeley's Sagehen Creek Field Station a barn covered with reflective panels that make the structure nearly disappear among the surrounding pines. A similar structure was first installed in NYC last year as an art folly, but the enthusiasm of Sagehen director Jeff Brown convinced the firm to bring the art piece to Truckee.
UC Berkeley physicists have used graphene to build lightweight ultrasonic loudspeakers and microphones, enabling people to mimic bats or dolphins’ ability to use sound to communicate and gauge the distance and speed of objects around them.
KQED's "Deep Look" team visited UC Berkeley's University and Jepson Herbaria to learn about so-called "resurrection plants" from one of the world's moss experts, Brent Mishler, director of the herbaria and a professor of integrative biology.