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Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots
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 (IGS).
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California
Berkeley experts mapping out the Bay Area's housing scene see a high-income enclave, without
Physicists search for deviations from normal gravity
New this fall at UC Berkeley is a minor in food systems, which will explore the role of food within the environment and society.
One type of neotropical spider is able to maneuver as it falls
Berkeley CUP shares campus's start-up ecosystem nationally
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.
Physicist Mary K. Gaillard's new book chronicles her trials and tribulations in a male-dominated field
Gemini Planet Imager finds first exoplanet in quest to understand planet formation
Unusual hunting and mating behavior in Central American octopus
Genome helps track genetic roots of octopus camouflage and nervous system
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.
In some cases, this effort to improve the safety of produce may even backfire
Hunters have vertical slits; the hunted, horizontal
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.
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.
Low-entropy gas lets physicists model high-temperature superconductors