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Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:29:53 +0000

Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives



New IGS chief: California will model a new approach for the nation

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Lisa Garcia Bedolla also sees UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies as a thought leader in a turbulent time



Dinosaurs’ loss was frogs’ gain

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:00:02 +0000

Nearly 90 percent of living frogs originated from an evolutionary radiation beginning after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs



Gemini telescope aids Juno mission’s exploration of Jupiter

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:45:29 +0000

Astronomers capture hi-res images of Jupiter in the infrared, showing features that the orbiting June spacecraft can investigate



Study maps out dramatic costs of unmitigated climate change in the U.S.

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:23:09 +0000

Among the findings: the South will lose out to the Northwest and Northeast and the poor will fall further behind the rich if nothing is done about global warming



Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:00:35 +0000

Family members' mental health linked to mortality of their loved ones with neurodegenerative diseases



Acorn woodpeckers enact their own ‘Game of Thrones’ among the oaks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:02:24 +0000

Lightweight tracking tags allow detailed study of bird's social interactions



New gene-editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:10 +0000

CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology can insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, new study shows



On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Professor David Sedlak says our urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade to keep our cities thriving well into the future



Marine predators bulked up over eons to dominate their prey

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:00:51 +0000

In the constant evolutionary battle between predator and prey, one seemingly winning strategy is to get bigger over time so you can throw your weight around



Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:19:48 +0000

Weight of rain and snow and subsequent summer rebound change stresses on state's faults, causing slight uptick in quakes



Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3D vision

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:14 +0000

The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons, researchers find



New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:00:39 +0000

Stars like our sun are always born with a sibling, astronomers say; in the case of our sun, that twin has long since vanished from the neighborhood



Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Here’s what you’ll see on Aug. 21

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:46 +0000

Megamovie project debuts simulator to show you what you'll see from any point in the United States



Cal’s main attraction? For nesting peregrines, it’s the Campanile

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Avid falconer Doug Bell, who has been monitoring the falcon pair, thinks hatchlings may be getting ready to fly soon



New guide to the Hayward Fault in UC Berkeley’s backyard

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Seismologist authors self-guided tour of fault and nearby buildings whose unique retrofits make them safer in an earthquake



Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:04 +0000

Sara Elshafie, who studies paleontology, learned from Pixar how to tell better stories about scientific research



Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:00:12 +0000

Brain study of mice has broad implications for the health and education of young girls



How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:00:47 +0000

Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats (or sinks)



Expert on rip currents warns of dangers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:28:34 +0000

Coastal oceanographer Francis Smith takes to the waves to demonstrate the dangers at California beaches