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  • Mexico’s moment

    Inside Higher Ed

    Initiatives — such as the UC-Mexico Initiative — seek to increase academic collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico.

  • Higher education for the future: Plan B - Where art thou?

    Huffington Post

    Commentary: Gov. Brown's proposed funding for UC is $120 million short of the Board of Regents' budget request. That difference is a mere 0.1 percent of the total state budget. One wonders: Asking for more money is certainly understandable, but what is Plan B?

  • Field Poll: California voters want more money sent to schools, colleges

    Sacramento Bee

    A majority of voters said lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown should spend unexpected increases in state revenue on K-12 education; about a third picked higher education for more money.

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  • How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?

    Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.

  • Sugar hidden in plain sight

    UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how the new Nutrition Facts label will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.

  • unboiling eggs

    Why unboil an egg?

    Gregory Weiss, UC Irvine chemistry professor, talks about 'unboiling' egg white proteins and returning them to their original state. The ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs and dramatically reduce the costs for cancer treatments.

  • The life of a star, explained in 1 minute

    The iron in our blood, the silicon in your computer, the oxygen that we breath — all of those elements were synthesized inside a star. UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz walks us through the process from a star's beginning to its death.

Science Today