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Ever wonder how to mount a moth?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:24 +0000

Peter Oboyski, collections manager at the UC Berkeley Essig Museum of Entomology, demonstrates how to properly mount a moth.

Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.

Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:40 +0000

First study to show squirrels using a sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty

Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:00:33 +0000

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful asphyxiation. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly

Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:30:36 +0000

A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.

Dan Kammen on renewable energy, kids and cars and, yes, I-M-P-E-A-C-H

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:12:30 +0000

The professor of energy and public policy recently talked with about his resignation, his not-so-hidden message — and, especially, the state of renewable energy in the United States

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:57:09 +0000

Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.

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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:00:47 +0000

Breakthrough Listen detects 3 billion-year-old repeating fast radio bursts

Kammen resigns federal post as science envoy, and adds plug for impeachment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:45:53 +0000

After 21 years of federal advising and service, Kammen sends letter decrying President Trump's energy policies and his statements surrounding the recent violence in Charlottesville

More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:56 +0000

New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.

Cyborg bacteria turn sunlight into useful chemicals

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:13 +0000

Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into food for other bacteria producing fuels and chemicals

Megamovie video captures eclipse coast-to-coast

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:51:57 +0000

Volunteers across the nation uploaded close-up images of the sun's corona, providing a lasting archive for solar scientists

Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:55:51 +0000

As you prepare to enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, take some safety tips from astronomer Alex Filippenko, who has seen 15 total solar eclipses

Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:03 +0000

Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs

Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:30 +0000

Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:24:14 +0000

New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide

Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snap

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:05 +0000

The app, downloadable free from Google Play or the App Store, automatically snaps photos of the eclipse and helps users upload them for use by scientists

Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:38:20 +0000

Berkeley grad student spies unusually bright storm system while viewing the sky at a time other astronomers avoid: twilight

Climate change causing suicides in India as crops fail

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:00:07 +0000

Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why

Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:00:02 +0000

Study is the first to examine racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in noise pollution nationally