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Mellon Foundation extends funding for Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:24
A quest for new ways of understanding urban form and experience.

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:36
A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major source of calories for a billion people

Watching the Sierra snow melt

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:22

The secret language of microbes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:00
Different strains of fungus 'speak' different dialects, showing that microbial communication is more complex than once thought

Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Mission led by UC Berkeley will study impact of Earth's weather on space weather

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00
Surprise discovery of 17-billion-solar-mass black hole in sparse area of local universe

Berkeley’s newest field site, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, gets a facelift

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:54
A pristine but wired area of rolling green hills is an ideal site for studying California's oak woodlands

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 03:00
Findings support active learning and critical thinking in schools and workplaces

UC Berkeley honored for stoking Bay Area innovation, economic growth

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:00
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance has named UC Berkeley the 2016 Legacy Award honoree.

For students, a key to careers in biomedical and biotech fields

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:00
Shilpi Mathrani wanted a career in the biomedical field. To a student, though, the industry can seem like an exclusive club. For Mathrani, UC Berkeley's Bio-Manufacturing to Market program held the key.

Berkeley professor suggests a look at aligning state’s climate and tax policies

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 17:00
Professor says legislators should study climate goals in relation to tax policy.

Saul Perlmutter to lead dark energy team on NASA’s new WFIRST mission

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:10
New NASA mission will unravel secrets of dark energy and dark matter, and explore evolution of the cosmos

Faster, more accurate tsunami warnings with GPS

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 16:06
Instruments already in place around the world could allow nearly 20 minutes more to evacuate coastal areas, UC Berkeley seismologists report.

New app turns smartphones into worldwide seismic network

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:00
MyShake Android app crowdsources ground shaking from smartphone accelerometers

Worldwide bee epidemic linked to human cause: colony trafficking

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:30
Deformed wing virus spread by global movement of European bee colonies

Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:00
Roaches are even creepier when you see them disappearing through tiny crevices. But Berkeley biologists find this ability inspiration for search-and-rescue robots