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  • UC Davis launches food institute

    Sacramento Bee

    A symposium exploring discovery, innovation and collaboration in food, agriculture and health marked the launch of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health at UC Davis, a partnership with Mars Inc.

  • Long-lost MLK recording found


    A long-lost audio recording of a 1965 speech at UCLA by the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been unearthed on campus.

  • Here is the average student debt burden in each state

    Huffington Post

    By this measure, California's low ranking is a very good thing.

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  • Carrots

    Why carrots taste sweeter in winter

    UCLA's Liz Roth-Johnson explains why carrots have more sugar when it's cold outside.

  • Power

    How power makes people selfish

    'Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,' said the British historian Lord Acton. Unfortunately, this is not entirely a myth. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner explains some of the ways in which power encourages individuals to act on their own whims, desires and impulses.

  • Where does gold come from?

    The iron in our blood or the oxygen that we breathe all formed during chemical reactions inside of a star. But when it comes to heavier elements such as gold, a different process might be at play. UC Santa Cruz's Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz has his own theory about where gold comes from in the universe — it may have to do with the spectacular explosions of supernovae.

  • Fruit and Soda

    Is sugar in fruit different than sugar in soda?

    How does the sugar in fruit compare to the sugar in processed foods like soda or cookies? Kimber Stanhope, a nutritional biologist at UC Davis, walks us through the science.

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