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Explaining Italy’s new quake tragedy

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:15
Scientists at the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory lay out the science of yesterday's strong temblor, and its differences from the one that left L'Aquila in ruins seven years ago.

A floating classroom for students

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 16:04
Students get a hands-on education aboard the research vessel Oceanus — and lend their skills to the climate change mission

Inside the heroic snout of a rescue dog

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:30
UC Berkeley neuroscientist Lucia Jacobs is exploring the smell navigation mechanics of tracking dogs as well as smaller animals. Her research is featured in the PBS NewsHour video series, ScienceScope.

Follow ocean-going robots, and their scientists, for 10 days at sea

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:46
A team of scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have just set out on a mission to test a robotic float used to measure carbon dynamics in the ocean.

Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:10
By 2085, only eight Northern Hemisphere cities outside of western Europe are likely to be cool enough to host the summer games, scientists find; San Francisco would be one of just three in North America

The caddisfly and its amazing underwater tape

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:22
UC Berkeley stream ecologist Patina Mendez explains how picky these house builders can be

Recreational activities on private land help landowners and conservation

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:57
A new study supports the claim that recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing incentivize conservation and increase landowner income

How sunflowers follow the sun

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:00
Stem growth linked to plant's internal clock so stem pivots westward during the day, eastward at night

With rise of leukemia in children, $6 million grant funds search for causes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:00
A UC Berkeley researcher leads a team of scientists discovering environmental exposures linked to childhood leukemia, which is increasing, especially in Latinos

Sexual rivalry may drive frog reproductive behaviors

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:00
Some tropical frogs evolved mating behaviors to outmaneuver sexual competitors.

Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:11
The bacteria in our gut evolved with us and our hominid ancestors, new study shows

Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:45
Study of Canada's car2go shows decreased auto use, car ownership with sharing services

Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:00
Discovery of inherited dental trait allows tracking of monkey, ape and human evolution

Stars ignite in new supercomputer simulation

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 20:28
New video simulation captures star and cluster formation within dense filaments of gas

Weird pupils let octopuses see their colorful gardens

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:39
Scientists propose unique way in which ‘colorblind’ cephalopods can detect color

State budgets $10 million for earthquake early warning

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:36
Gov. Brown's $171 billion budget includes build-out of ShakeAlert warning system

White House summit advances the ‘cancer moonshot’

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:25
Treatment innovations at the forefront as researchers assemble

To improve Beijing’s air quality, cut household fuel use too

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:00
Homes, not just cars and power plants, are big air polluters, new study shows

‘Dark vortex’ confirmed on Neptune

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:18
Berkeley astronomers use Hubble Space Telescope to study cloud convection on our distant neighbor