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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

An energy strategy that can take the heat

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:44
Per Peterson, professor of nuclear engineering, is working with molten salts as part of a joint U.S.-China research project, CERC-WET, that aims to advance technologies to improve thermoelectric power generation while reducing the need for water in the process.

Beware of microbial traffic jams

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:20
Biophysicist Oskar Hallatscheck finds that rapidly proliferating yeast pack quite a punch

$40 million to establish early-universe observatory in Chile

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:00
Simons Foundation partners with Heising-Simons Foundation to support multi-university collaboration

Scientists decipher opening dance steps of DNA and its partner

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:00
Scientists use electron microscopy to show how cellular machinery unwinds DNA

Star has four mini-Neptunes orbiting in lock step

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:00
Simulation shows how planets migrate inward during evolution of a star system