The daily double!

Lawrence Livermore Lab gets its very own category of clues on 'Jeopardy!' Tune in at 7 p.m. March 9 (check your local stations) for questions on the 'Science of Security.'
Lawrence Livermore Lab

Perfect storm of drought and unrest

A growing body of research suggests that extreme weather — using Syria as an example — increases the chances of violence, from individual attacks to full-scale wars.
Mount Lassen

Lack of snow leaves California's 'water tower' running low

Rising temperatures and declining snowpack in the mountains mean that the drought across the western U.S. is about to get even worse.

Stem cell researchers develop promising method to treat sickle cell disease

Gene therapy technique leads to production of healthy blood cells — could be used for other genetic diseases.
US, Mexico flags

Research collaboration will focus on immigration in California

Project involving five UC campuses will complement the systemwide efforts of the UC-Mexico Initiative.

Students should back Napolitano in funding dispute, keep UC accessible

While public perception is currently not in the UC president's favor, she should remain steadfast in her current approach to effectively bargain with Gov. Brown for additional funding and to change UC's perception in the minds of California voters.

Three-legged dog to get 3-D-printed limb from UC Davis students

Hobbes the terrier mix can do a lot, for a dog with three legs. Even so, his owner and a few of her fellow UC Davis graduate students are determined to give him a fourth leg.
Joseph Wang draws sensor on leaf

Pens filled with high-tech inks for DIY sensors

A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at UC San Diego is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere.

Field Poll shows majority support for increased state funding to public education

Field Poll results released last week reveal that a majority of California voters view K-12 schools and higher education as areas in the state budget that deserve more funding.
Daily Californian

Assemblyman proposes new UC campus for science, tech, arts

At a time when UC faces uncertainty about how to finance its current 10 campuses, a state assemblyman proposes that the university establish an 11th campus, with a special focus on science and technology.
Los Angeles Times

New UC projects target greenhouse gas emissions

Research and outreach efforts will help UC become first major university to achieve carbon neutrality.

California higher ed needs sufficient funding

Op-ed: Ensuring the dream of higher education is achievable for all Californians depends heavily on adequate funding for all three sectors of higher education.
Tracy Thomson and fossil rock

How were fossil tracks so well preserved?

Tracks by swimming reptiles benefited from delayed ecologic recovery during the Early Triassic.

UC Merced forges partnership with Kathmandu University

Memorandum of understanding signed in Nepal lays groundwork for faculty and student exchanges, research collaborations and other academic activities.

The cork-vs-screw cap debate goes on

Which one better preserves the flavor of wine? UC Davis wine chemist Andrew Waterhouse is on the case.
microscopes

UC leads nation in NIH biomedical research funds

The UC system received more than $1.8 billion in 2014 contract and grant funding from NIH, supporting high-caliber biomedical research that is driving advances in science and breakthroughs in health.
UC San Francisco and UC Newsroom
Research

Transcending borders through education

UC San Diego is one of several U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education to launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education with the goal of becoming a leader in cross-border education by 2020.
Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change

Scripps scientists reveal how nitrogen is recycled in the ecosystem’s food web.
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Income inequality is taking a toll on the health of American workers

It's not just low wages. Study by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health points out another disturbing impact of income inequality: its effect on people’s health.
Visualization of Florence Duomo

Florentine 'patient' gets high-tech physical

Two doctoral students travel to Italy to assess the structural condition of one of Florence's landmarks, the Baptistery of St. John.