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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

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