A supercomputer simulation shows how turbulence in a collapsing star can fuel a hypernova explosion and bright gamma-ray burst
New research points the way for forest regneration after the catastrophic 2013 Yosemite fire
To hit a fastball, or perform other complex tasks, these hubs do most of the heavy lifting
In 10-20 million years, Phobos will get so close to Mars that it'll be shredded into a ring
Dan Kammen, professor of energy at Berkeley and a climate adviser to the Obama administration, has participated in numerous international climate negotiations since 2001. In a Q&A with Berkeley News, he shares hopes and predictions about the upcoming COP21 summit in Paris.
Sulfur emissions from years-long lava eruptions, one of the proposed causes of massive die-offs in earth's history, may have had less grim consequences than once thought
UC Berkeley and the Natural Resources Defense Council are teaming up to conduct a yearlong national study of the environmental impacts of ride-hailing companies, Uber and Lyft.
The earliest creatures with gill slits tell biologists about the origin of structures that allow us to bite, chew, swallow and speak
Study is the first to show effects on lung health in kids living near fields where organophosphates are used
U.N. World Toilet Day, Nov. 19, highlights global sanitation shortfalls (close to one in three lack adequate sanitation) and their toll on human health and the environment. Grad students William Tarpeh and Emily Woods are taking up this challenge with innovative work to repurpose human waste.
Revolutionary gene-editing tool is so precise because it employs at least three proofreading steps before cutting DNA
The problem of toxic substances has roots that can be traced back through the organizational levels of industrial systems: from the design and manufacture of products to the design and manufacture of the materials from which products are fashioned, and ultimately to the level of chemical production and molecular design. The results of design and […]
MAVEN mission shows solar wind scoured planet's atmosphere billions of years ago
Berkeley and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine received $4.25 million to develop tools that can image genes and the proteins for which they code
Ocean-bottom seismometers help understand tectonic plate causing megathrust earthquakes
How was North America formed? When did life first appear here? How did human activity transform our continent? In “Making North America,” a three-part PBS series that airs at 9 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11
Based on past megafauna extinctions, loss of elephants and other large animals could have permanent effects on the plants and animals they coexist with