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.
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.

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.

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.

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

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.
geyser field

Why do geysers erupt? Loops in their plumbing

Studies of geysers in Chile and Yellowstone National Park reveal why geysers erupt periodically: the loops and bends in their plumbing.

Increased risk from toxoplasmosis

Additional strains of the parasite — and the disease it transmits — prove a greater risk even to those with healthy immune systems.
deep space

A solution to puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry puzzled scientists for many years.

Ocean acidification threatens coastal communities across the U.S.

Shellfish industry — especially mollusks — is at long-term risk in 15 states.