Ashok Gadgil and Mary Robinson

Inventor's projects serve the neediest

Berkeley Lab's Ashok Gadgil puts engineering to work for humanity.
Elephants

Earth's catastrophic animal loss

Widespread contraction of the planet’s animal life could have harmful effects on human well-being.
mom and baby

Breast milk reveals clues for health

'Complete food' for infants could lead to supplements that boost immunity for cancer patients, the elderly and children in the developing world.

Recently identified molecule could lead to new tendon repair

Scientists study cell-density signaling complex linked to collagen production.
Colorado River Basin

Parched West is using up underground water

UC Irvine/NASA study points to grave implications for water supply.

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime

Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor, according to a policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers.
San Francisco skyline

California is building once again

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast study finds steady recovery reflected in new construction in all markets.

Viewing dentistry in a new light

A new technology uses near-infrared light to better detect cavities without the radiation of X-rays. It's just one of several innovations that could soon change your dental chair experience.
dogs

When Rover turns into the green-eyed monster

A dog's fit of jealousy likely has deep, primordial roots, according to UC San Diego research.

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Agreement lays groundwork for establishing joint research center in China.
girls with cell phones

Getting more life out of lithium-ion batteries

Model predicts how carbon components — key factor in battery performance in cell phones and the like — will perform as electrodes.

Has Antarctic Sea ice expansion been overestimated?

Measurements wrong due to an error in the way satellite data was processed, research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research

Birthday bash to celebrate laser inventor Charles Townes’ 99th

UC Berkeley professor won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the laser.

Aiming at glass ceiling, but not with her jump shot

Former UCLA basketball player Natalie Nakase aspires to be the NBA's first female head coach.

Low-income students in high-performing schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomes.

The facts behind science fiction

With Comic-Con looming, UC Irvine professor says our fascination with superheroes provides fertile ground for teaching fundamentals of physics.

This is your brain on drugs

With a $1 million award from the Keck Foundation, scientists at UC Santa Barbara will research who could be more vulnerable to addiction.

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.

New UC program helps high school students bridge gap to college

SummerUp targets students who fall short of meeting UC and CSU admissions criteria by only one course.

Catching grease to cut grill pollution

Students design tray that when placed under grill grates cuts harmful emissions from one pollutant by 70 percent.