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Homes, not just cars and power plants, are big air polluters, new study shows
Berkeley astronomers use Hubble Space Telescope to study cloud convection on our distant neighbor
Astronomers solve mystery of jets produced by supermassive black holes
Does legalization really make black markets collapse? New research looking at ivory trade raises questions.
Big changes in store for tropical populations as Earth's temperatures climb
UC system to advance continued commitment to sustainability, combating climate change
View nearly 100 kilometers into the atmosphere shows immense plumes of ammonia
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
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.
Berkeley scientists hope to tap seismically active Japan to test MyShake app
Per Peterson, professor of nuclear engineering, is working with molten salts as part of a joint U.S.-China research project, CERC-WET, that aims to advance technologies to improve thermoelectric power generation while reducing the need for water in the process.
Biophysicist Oskar Hallatscheck finds that rapidly proliferating yeast pack quite a punch
Simons Foundation partners with Heising-Simons Foundation to support multi-university collaboration
Scientists use electron microscopy to show how cellular machinery unwinds DNA
Simulation shows how planets migrate inward during evolution of a star system
When nuts are out of reach, squirrels flick their tails and start problem-solving
The campus's Jepson Herbarium has joined with the California Native Plant Society to create Calscape, an online tool to help homeowners replace lawns and other water-thirsty plants with native California species.
UC Berkeley environmental engineer David Sedlak tracks chemical contaminants in urban water systems, and says aging systems are not up to the challenge of providing us with clean water these days. What’s needed, he says, is nothing short of a revolution in water technology.
Mapping molecules with atomic precision is helping expand the toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions