Mountain lion paws

Healing burned paws with fish skin

A young mountain lion injured during the Thomas fire receives an innovative therapy to get him back on his feet.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

How do we break our addiction to plastic?

More than 8.3 billion metric tons (9.1 billion tons). That’s the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s. It’s enough to cover the entire country of Argentina, and most of the material now resides in landfills or in the natural environment.

UC Irvine drought monitoring tool

New drought index provides insight all over the globe

Keeping track of the climate just got easier, thanks to a new satellite-based monitoring tool.

UCLA microfossil

Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common

Life was already diverse 3.5 billion years ago — and may be so elsewhere today.

3-D printing sea turtle

Wounded sea turtle healed with 3-D printing

An innovative brace has helped a Loggerhead Sea Turtle double her weight and thrive.

Polar bear ice UC Davis

How climate denial blogs undermine scientific understanding

A lack of scientific rigor can spread like wildfire online, hurting public perception of climate change.

UC Santa Cruz horse genus

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

Researchers analyze ancient DNA to reveal a new genus of extinct horse that once roamed North America.

UCLA hydrogen cars for the masses

Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention

2-in-1 device creates and stores energy from solar to power almost anything.

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