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Nuts about squirrels: A Q&A with Mikel Delgado

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:04:42 +0000

Mikel Delgado on her road from punk and pigeons to cats and squirrels

Breakthrough Listen to search for intelligent life around weird star

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:16:58 +0000

With new instruments on the Green Bank Telescope, UC Berkeley researchers look for intelligent signals from Tabby's star

Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:01 +0000

Combining insect repellents with insecticides could harness evolution to help fight malarial mosquitoes

New bacteria groups, stunning diversity discovered underground

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:37 +0000

A bacterial bonanza comes from reconstructing the genomes of microbes in sediment and groundwater samples from an aquifer in Colorado

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:45:55 +0000

Experiment in Yosemite National Park shows that wildfire management can produce an ecosystem more resilient to fire

Campus marks national Food Day with a week of activities

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:30:16 +0000

Food Day, a national event, is Oct. 24, but at Berkeley, a hub of food-related work, it lasts all week.

Long-term, hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:30:20 +0000

Results from Keck and Gemini telescopes' ongoing study of Io's volcanic activity

Lab frog DNA shows what happens when genomes collide

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:56 +0000

The African clawed frog, the most common amphibian in research labs today, got double the number of genes when two species hybridized 15-20 million years ago

Development Engineering awarded $3 million from National Science Foundation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:23 +0000

The NSF awarded $3 million to UC Berkeley’s Development Engineering program to train graduate students to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.

Four UC Berkeley scientists receive prestigious NIH awards

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Four UC Berkeley scientists have been recognized as innovators in their fields through new research grants awarded by the NIH.

International Archaeology Day

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:47:10 +0000

It's International Archaeology Day every day at UC Berkeley.

A ‘Deep Look’ at frustrated squirrels and randy spiders

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:14:01 +0000

KQED Science's Deep Look series recently profiled the behavioral studies of two UC Berkeley graduate students

Climate refuges identified for endangered snow leopards

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:15:44 +0000

A new study of big cats' habitat has found that just one-third of their current range will be a refuge from climate change by 2070

Climate change could be a greater threat to tropical frogs than deforestation

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers conducted 400 surveys of frogs in Costa Rica's forests, pastures and heart of palm plantations.

The amazing recovery of Yosemite’s yellow-legged frog

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The remarkable recovery of the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog has now been documented in unprecedented detail in a study of the species in Yosemite National Park.

Study links Texas earthquakes to wastewater injection

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A new study co-authored by a UC Berkeley professor confirms that earthquakes in America’s oil country are being triggered by significant injections of wastewater below the surface of the Earth.

Construction of next-gen dark matter detector moves forward

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A new dark matter detector, which will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, has cleared another approval milestone and is on schedule to begin its deep-underground hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs in 2020

UC Berkeley to partner on $24 million imaging science center

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The center, which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by improving imaging technology, also includes scientists from UCLA and the University of Colorado Boulder

Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:20:35 +0000

Physicist Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017