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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
Total of $4 million to ramp up West Coast warning system
Students together at the College of Environmental Design to learn design and construction skills in a project to help birds nesting in the Bay Area.
Biologists call for immediate ban on salamander imports
Plant ecologist, planetary astronomer honored by American Geophysical Union
Top honor from energy department goes to transformative chemists
New study paves way for treating brain disorders
Technique can quickly turn entire genomes into thousands of probes
Jill Banfield, professor of EPS and ESPM, and grad student Christopher Brown discovered a large number of new groups or phyla of bacteria, suggesting that the branches on the tree of life need some rearranging. The more than 35 new phyla equal in number all the plant and animal phyla combined.
$100,000, five-year grants support research in math and physics
The 2017 meeting of the World Federation of Science Journalists will be held in San Francisco, co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
A new theory proposed by Hitoshi Murayama and others says dark matter — the glue of the universe — may be similar to well-known pions
Siberians moved into North America less than 23,000 years ago
Internet investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley in $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence
In search of extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe: Internet investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley to vastly expand the effort
With two off-the-shelf digital cameras situated about 1 kilometer apart, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists David Romps and Rusen Oktem are collecting three-dimensional data on cloud behavior that have never been possible to collect before. Romps is also an assistant professor of earth and planetary science at Berkeley.
Modern America is afflicted with an “addiction to air conditioning,” says Gail Brager, UC Berkeley architecture professor and associate director of the Center for the Built Envornment. And that dependence, she adds, has consequences for
In a Q&A on a new study showing that marijuana growers are harming California's environment, coauthor Mary Power, a UC Berkeley scientist, talks about environmental damage, inconsistent laws and the difference between growing pot to make a living or to make a killing.