• Meet Wikipedia's resident paleoartist

    This Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist moonlights as one of Wikipedia's most prolific illustrators.

  • It's not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

    Wondering why you never seem to open that door right? A UC San Diego professor finally explains.

  • 'Bending the curve' on climate change

    Renowned atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains how the state of California and the UC system together can lead the charge through the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and ‘bend the curve’ in global warming.

  • A 'parking lot pitch' to the Pope

    Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter. 

  • Anthropologist honored for organ trafficking research

    UC Berkeley

    When Nancy Scheper-Hughes began monitoring the transnational organ-transplant trade, some may have thought she was off-the-mark. But a new award recognizes the positive public-policy impacts of this self-proclaimed “agent provocateur.”
  • Randy Schekman awarded 2013 Nobel Prize

    UC Berkeley

    Professor of molecular and cell biology won prize in physiology or medicine for work on how yeast secretes proteins.
  • Physicist named MacArthur 'genius' fellow

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Physicist developed method of digitally restoring old audio recordings that are too fragile to play.