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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

Chan, Zuckerberg pledge $3B to end diseases ‘within our children’s lifetime’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:10 +0000

Acclaimed biologists, chemists will serve on the science initiative's advisory boards

Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:09 +0000

A new look 100 miles beneath a massive tectonic plate as it dives under North America has helped clarify the subduction process that generates earthquakes, volcanoes and the rise of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest.

UC Berkeley to partner in $600M Chan Zuckerberg science ‘Biohub’

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:00:15 +0000

An unprecedented collaboration between the Bay Area's three premier research universities

In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:00:28 +0000

Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe

What happened after the lights came on in the universe?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:00:58 +0000

National Science Foundation awards UC Berkeley $9.5 million for experiment to explore ‘cosmic dawn’

Report outlines how to make equity part of California’s low-carbon economy

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:59:24 +0000

A new report from UC Berkeley’s Labor Center identifies ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that California’s low-income and working class residents share the benefits of the state’s transition to a low-carbon economy and don't bear the brunt of its costs.