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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

Breakout: How black hole jets punch out of their galaxies

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:01
Astronomers solve mystery of jets produced by supermassive black holes

Study finds global legalization trial escalates elephant poaching

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 01:00
Does legalization really make black markets collapse? New research looking at ivory trade raises questions.

Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:00
Big changes in store for tropical populations as Earth's temperatures climb

UC Carbon Neutrality Project launched with $300,000 donation

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:15
UC system to advance continued commitment to sustainability, combating climate change

New radio map of Jupiter reveals what’s beneath colorful clouds

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:00
View nearly 100 kilometers into the atmosphere shows immense plumes of ammonia

Universe expanding faster than expected

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 08:20
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

Jacobs Hall, designing for real-world problems

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:45
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.

Japanese-language MyShake app crowdsources earthquake shaking

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 17:30
Berkeley scientists hope to tap seismically active Japan to test MyShake app