In the News

  • UC San Diego studies twin astronauts

    U-T San Diego

    Researchers are leading two of the health studies NASA commissioned to co-monitor astronaut Scott Kelly in space and his identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, on the ground.

  • Plant genetics may help solve world hunger


    UC Davis' Pamela Ronald helped find the key to disease- and flood-resistant rice. Her next goal? How to feed the world's growing population without further destroying the environment.

  • California coffee


    Farmers get a buzz from growing specialty crop.

Press Releases


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • cigarette in ashtray
    Smoke free on the big screen

    UCSF's Smokefree Movies site lets moviegoers know which films do or don't feature tobacco use. It's part of a campaign to get the MPAA to apply the 'R' rating to films with smoking.

    Smokefree Movies