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How to beat the climate crisis? Start with carrots

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00
Researchers say promotion of clean energy helps build key political coalitions

Tribal elder brings water history to life for students

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 13:40
In a course on western water history, Paiute tribal elder Harry Williams shares his knowledge of ancient ditches in California's Owens Valley, site of pivotal, early water wars. Students' research "will help us fight for the water rights of our people,” he says.

Lasker Award for immunotherapy derived from UC Berkeley research

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:02
Discovery unleashes immune system to fight cancer

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:00
Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots

IGS poll: Californians support stronger climate-change rules

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:00
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).

New material captures and converts carbon into useful chemicals

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:44
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution

Millet Project shows grain isn’t just for the birds

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California

More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:25
Berkeley experts mapping out the Bay Area's housing scene see a high-income enclave, without

Experiment attempts to snare a dark energy ‘chameleon’

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:00
Physicists search for deviations from normal gravity

Sprouting this fall: A new minor in food systems

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:52
New this fall at UC Berkeley is a minor in food systems, which will explore the role of food within the environment and society.

Biologists discover skydiving spiders in South American forests

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:19
One type of neotropical spider is able to maneuver as it falls

$100,000 competition to stimulate innovative clean technology

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:57
Berkeley CUP shares campus's start-up ecosystem nationally

Campanile bones hold climate-change clues

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:00
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.

Pursuing charm in a singularly unfeminine profession

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:00
Physicist Mary K. Gaillard's new book chronicles her trials and tribulations in a male-dominated field

Methane enshrouds nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:00
Gemini Planet Imager finds first exoplanet in quest to understand planet formation

Octopus shows unique hunting, social and sexual behavior

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00
Unusual hunting and mating behavior in Central American octopus

Octopus genome reveals cephalopod secrets

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00
Genome helps track genetic roots of octopus camouflage and nervous system

Blodgett researcher seeks ways to lower wildfire risk on tree farms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:07
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.

Clearing habitat surrounding farm fields fails to reduce pathogens

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00
In some cases, this effort to improve the safety of produce may even backfire

Pupil shape linked to animals’ place in ecological web

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:00
Hunters have vertical slits; the hunted, horizontal