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Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:48
The Society for Neuroscience presented a Young Investigator Award to Diana Bautista, UC Berkeley assistant professor of integrative biology, at its annual meeting Nov. 17 in Washington, DC. The $15,000 award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by young neuroscientists who have recently received advanced professional degree.

Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00
UC Berkeley atmospheric scientist David Romps and his colleagues looked at predictions of precipitation and cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models and concluded that global warming will generate 50 percent more lightning strikes across the U.S. by the end of the 21st century.

ICON satellite cleared for development to study ionosphere

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:44
NASA has given the go-ahead for UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory to develop the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission, which will explore a swath of Earth's atmosphere where weather close to the ground impacts the dynamic space environment above. SSL's Thomas Immel is mission leader .

Amateur, professional astronomers alike thrilled by extreme storms on Uranus

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00
A team led by Berkeley astronomer Imke de Pater has been observing Uranus regularly for years, and recently found that the normally bland face of the planet has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere.

Jennifer Doudna, cosmology teams named 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:01
Jennifer Doudna was named a winner of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences at a star-studded gala in Silicon Valley on Nov. 9, while Saul Perlmutter and former Berkeley post-doc Adam Riess accepted the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on behalf of the two teams they led.