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Climate video series: Are we like the whale in ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:47:55 +0000

Paleontologist Charles Marshall knows well the radical climate change Earth has experienced over hundreds of millions of years, but today's rapid change is more perilous - like freefall

Hot bodies are attractive

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:00:09 +0000

Physicists find that blackbody radiation from a warm object attracts polarizable objects

New grants to campus food and plant researchers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:20:10 +0000

Grant will support research to create improve equitable access to healthy and affordable foods

Climate video series: Surviving the onslaught of invasive species

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:24:00 +0000

Rosemary Gillespie, director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, searches for clues to what makes islands resilient to invasive species

Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra’s increasingly fragmented forests

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:01:02 +0000

Deforestation threatens to erase recent conservation efforts to save endangered cats

MACHOs are dead. WIMPs are a no-show. Say hello to SIMPs.

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:19:19 +0000

Evidence supports new candidate for universe's elusive dark matter

California’s dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:30:59 +0000

Analysis highlights nurseries for new plants as well as nursing homes for floral relics

Mexico City provides valuable lessons for U.S. earthquake early warning system

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:00:38 +0000

Seismology team led by UC Berkeley's Richard Allen learn from Mexico's recent experience

Climate video series: How rapidly can plants and animals adapt?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:48:04 +0000

In a brief talk at Cal Future Forum, biologist David Ackerly said new approaches will be needed to protect the diversity of California's flora and fauna

Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:35:36 +0000

Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning

Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:55 +0000

Scholars honored for applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:30:38 +0000

Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes

Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00:07 +0000

What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?

California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:00:47 +0000

Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes

Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:20:22 +0000

A star that exploded as a supernova at least twice in the past 65 years may be an unusual massive star thought to have existed only in the early universe

Climate video series: Bringing power to the developing world

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:25:05 +0000

Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa

Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:00:39 +0000

A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness

Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:39:17 +0000

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, says that in the future, cities will need to capture and recycle most of their runoff and waste water

NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:07:28 +0000

National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education

Climate video series: How will coastal cities adapt to sea level rise?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:58:58 +0000

One of a series of TED-like videos about the impacts of climate change and UC Berkeley's role in addressing them