• 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. 

  • Marshmallow UCSF

    Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

    UCSF via The Conversation

    New approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating. Here's how they could help you.

  • El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

    Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

    UC Davis

    Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

  • Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

    A safer, better plastic

    UC Santa Cruz Magazine

    Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative.