UCLA organization brain

Why do some people prefer order, and others thrive in uncertainty?

A new study suggests changes in two brain regions could be responsible for attitudes related to risk.

UC San Diego familiar faces

Why a familiar face is a friendlier one

Our emotional perception is profoundly altered when we already know someone.

UC Riverside water brine

Providing clean water for a growing population

A new method to squeeze every drop from brine will alleviate water shortages in arid regions.

UCLA student group

Students of all races feel safer in ethnically diverse middle schools, new report says

Groundbreaking study shows diversity's wide range of benefits in education.

Brittany Hosea-Small

Talking science with the fluidity of Pixar

Ph.D. student Sara ElShafie works with Pixar story artists to help her fellow scientists better communicate.

UC Merced man reading

How reading makes us move

A new study shows how our muscles react as we process written language, an advance in the field of embodied cognition.

UC Irvine small waves

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

UC Irvine-led analysis of data from India could have dire implications for the future.

UC San Diego VR glove

Play piano with this virtual reality glove

It's a leap forward with potential applications that are even more dazzling.

UC Riverside Mellon Mays

UC Riverside’s first student cohort of Mellon Mays fellows to graduate

Program helps diversify faculty and research by mentoring undergrads.

UC Santa Cruz DNA tether

Rescuing damaged chromosomes

The discovery of a 'Hail Mary' mechanism for saving damaged cells could lead to new strategies to fight cancer.

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