family dinner

The shifting concept of 'home'

New book examines how conventional nuclear-family-in-suburbia model has evolved into unique ‘lifespaces’ in 21st century America.

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A teaching moment in the Ashley Madison hack

Why did people make their personal information so easily available to a company that facilitates cheating?


High-tech project will restore recorded Native American voices

Cutting-edge optical scanning technique developed by the Berkeley Lab promises to revitalize these old, fragile recordings. 

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HIV particles don't cause AIDS — our own immune cells do

Virus turns host immune cells into suicide machines, using them to spread the virus and cause the progression from infection to disease.

NIH grants to help turn discoveries into medical advances

UC Irvine, UC San Diego receive renewed Clinical and Translational Science Awards.

Napolitano lands on capitol influencer list

Capitol Weekly's top 100 list of influential people in California boasts UC's president at the No. 10 spot.

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Campus enters second decade poised for growth

UC’s newest campus approaches its 10th anniversary with record student enrollment, ambitious plans for expansion, and a spirit of determination.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Gift will launch Scripps climate center

$5M gift will seed Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation.


3-D-printed tiny fish do more than swim

Synthetic microfish set the stage for 'smart' microrobots that can detoxify or deliver medications. 


UC dominates Washington Monthly's college rankings

UC San Diego tops assessment of contributions to the public interest for sixth-straight year and six UC campuses make top 20.

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Food waste and beef fat will make airplanes soar

According to the California Biomass Collaborative at UC Davis, anaerobic digesters, which convert waste into biogas and power, can be a good way for large farms to minimize waste and create a value-added product at the same time.

How much is that public college education going to cost you?

Over the past 20 years, in-state tuition at both UC and Cal State has more than tripled. A recent analysis by the Public Policy Institute of California found that these tuition increases were largely driven by dramatic reductions in state subsidies.

Jimmy Carter

The ‘breakthrough’ drug Jimmy Carter is taking to treat his cancer

The former president's melanoma treatment includes Keytruda, which recently went through a crucial study at UCLA.

Hopeful outlook for some human stem cell therapies

Induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into various types of functional cells — including retinal pigment epithelium cells destined for the eye, whcih are less likely to be rejected by the immune system. 

Jean Paul Santos holds antenna assembly

New antenna design could aid interplanetary communication

A small yet powerful antenna would allow the Mars rover to communicate directly with Earth, enabling much more data to be sent back and forth.

Eunice Gonzalez and her parents

What the American Dream really looks like

A newly-minted UCLA alumna pays tribute to her parents — who have worked strawberry fields for two decades — in a moving photo collection.

Lake Tahoe

Be a Tahoe citizen scientist

The Citizen Science Tahoe mobile app — designed by a UC Davis freshman — lets ordinary folks share what they see at Lake Tahoe with researchers at UC Davis: water level, clarity, temperature and more.

Ventura beach

Central Coast cities at significant tsunami risk

A quake centered below the Santa Barbara Channel could send inundating waves toward Ventura and Oxnard.

bowl of spinach

How clean is your spinach?

Mom was right about washing the greens: Researchers believe peaks and valleys in leaves could be key to numerous bacterial outbreaks involving leafy green vegetables.