Why are there so few women entrepreneurs?

Behind the headlines is a more systemic problem of unconscious gender bias that impacts women entrepreneurs in every industry.
Yong Chen and Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman, UC team up to launch California food video series

'Mark Bittman: California Matters' is a collaboration between the renowned food writer, UC and the Berkeley Food Institute that will explore leading-edge UC research in food, sustainable agriculture, policy and health.
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UC grad students deliver solutions, startups

At advocacy day in Sacramento, students share research on a wide range of issues to highlight the benefits their work brings to the state.
Sama Ahmed, UCSF

UC Grad Slam tests scholars' communication skills

Contest challenges students to amaze and enlighten the public before the three-minute buzzer sounds.
David Tierney, Sonia Gutierrez and unidentified veteran

Law students help create class that aids homeless veterans

Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic helps veterans navigate what can be a complex process to receive financial assistance.

Researchers probe link newborn foal behavior and autism

UC Davis veterinarian and neurotoxicologist are looking at neurosteroids as a possible common contributing factor.

Rebirth of the research university

UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks: There are signs on the higher-ed landscape that research remains a fundamental feature of the university, not one that can be dispensed with on the road to mass delivery of education.
Haojun Li and Forrest Sam

Chinese students test the waters of free speech

More than 1,600 students from China are navigating the nuances of free speech at Berkeley.
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Zapping away space junk

A solution right out of sci-fi: shooting space debris with a laser mounted on the International Space Station.
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Cosmic collisions wake up snoozing galaxies

When galaxy clusters collide, the resulting shockwave can “wake up” these dormant galaxies and drive a new generation of star formation.
Worker prepares world’s first algae surfboard

Surfing into a greener future

UC San Diego biology and chemistry students produce the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard.

Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease

Even limited amounts of high-fructose corn syrup are shown to increase risk.

Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

California institutions have in many ways been in the vanguard of progressive policies to promote energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. Now, in the grip of a severe drought and facing mandatory water restrictions, the state's colleges are under intensified pressure to reduce consumption and ramp up other conservation measures.
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Is there life out there? UC researchers aim to find out

NASA's quest to search for life on planets outside our solar system will be guided by experts from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, among others.

President Napolitano among new members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academy's Class of 2015 includes 22 members from across the UC system.

UC Irvine student uses art to inspire climate activism

37 students are awarded fellowships to work on projects that support UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
UC President Janet Napolitano's listens to UC Global Food Initiative student fellows discuss their projects at Masumoto Family Farm in Del Rey.

UC students tour peach farm, meet with President Napolitano

UC Global Food Initiative student fellows gathered near Fresno to dig into the soil, thin fruiting peach trees and discuss the initiative with UC President Janet Napolitano.
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Overnight fasting may reduce breast cancer risk

Women who forgo nocturnal dining also appear to lower their risk of diabetes.

Is that pill really what it's supposed to be?

Report calls for improved detection, data collection, analysis to combat 'pandemic' of counterfeit medications.

UC extends Global Food Initiative student fellowship program

UCOP will continue to fund three fellowships per campus, with the amount increasing to $4,000 for each fellowship, to support student-generated research, related projects or internships that focus on food issues.