Dry fields and hills, San Joaquin, CA

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

New report sounds warning on over-reliance on groundwater reserves.
Janet Napolitano plants oregano with student Matt Orke

UC launches Global Food Initiative

University aims to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.

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.

Neural implants may hold key to unlocking brain's mysteries

Livermore Lab scientists are devising advanced implants to combat post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and chronic pain or addiction.
Keith Watenpaugh and Kurdish students

Syrian war producing ‘lost generation’ of college-age students

“The war will end but the young people who would be integral in rebuilding the country are being left behind.”
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Giant laser recreates extreme conditions inside planets

Using the world's largest laser, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Berkeley have created the extreme temperatures and pressures found inside planets like Jupiter.
LZ water shield

Next-generation dark matter experiments get green light

Berkeley Lab to lead new underground project in hunt for dark matter.

UC hospitals rank among the nation's best

UC has two of the nation's top 10 hospitals and all five of its medical centers rank among the nation's best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.
giant sea bass

Tallying numbers of giant sea bass

Researchers want recreational divers and snorkelers to report any and all sightings of this once overfished species.
underwater eel grass

Underwater meadows might serve as antacid for acid seas

Marine biologists are witnessing oceans grow more acidic. There may be hope, though: Some pockets of underwater sea grasses along coastlines help buffer the acidity like an antacid does for heartburn.

UC president highlights international research in APLU speech

Addressing higher ed leaders, Janet Napolitano says public research universities are uniquely positioned to tackle audacious global challenges.
best friends

Friends are the family you choose

You and your friends have a lot in common — including genes, according to a genome-wide analysis.
man/science fiction photo illustration

Science fiction through lens of racial inclusiveness

Prestigious grant will fund a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms.

Acute glaucoma found to be an inflammatory disease

Acute form of the eye disease accounts for almost half of all cases of glaucoma in parts of Asia.

Farm to warfare: UC Davis institute stands watch against agroterrorism

Experts aim to prevent attacks that could have devastating effects on California's agriculture industry.
UC Merced students prepare to launch drone

FAA approves data drone research at UC Merced

Permission to fly over the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve will allow imaging testing for a comprehensive aerial survey of the property.