Politics & public policy

Sabrina Strings with her book

Where does fat phobia come from?

How did we become obsessed with thinness? It has to do with race, says sociologist Sabrina Strings.

Late night office

Who stalled the gender revolution?

Friendly attitudes toward gender equality increased for decades, then hit a speed bump in the '90s. The reason why might surprise you.

Woman confused by what's on her computer

Spotting misinformation online via artificial intelligence

Computer scientist William Wang’s deep learning project aims to understand the spread of online misinformation.

Women in western Kenya holding maize

UC Davis and USAID launch new research program to study rural poverty worldwide

The effort aims to find solutions to root causes of poverty and food insecurity.

London Breed at the podium

London's town

London Breed made history as San Francisco's first black female mayor, but she was once just an aspiring chemist.

Poison control cartoon of people running outside like superheroes

California’s poison hotline helps 700 people a day answer one question — ‘Is it harmful?’

These doctors of pharmacy are also masters of poison, reassuring panicked families across the state.

Man staring at future from his work desk

The future isn’t so golden for California’s next wave of retirees

About half of the state's private sector employees ages 25 to 64 don’t have dedicated retirement assets, a new brief says.

Coral sea in Southeast Asia

UC Santa Cruz establishes interdisciplinary Southeast Asia research center

The first-of-its-kind SEACoast center will work to protect some of the most diverse ecological zones in the world.

Two UC Irvine researchers

Researchers to join national effort to build atlas of human breast cells

The project, supported by a $4M grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will be a vital part of the Human Cell Atlas.

The border wall

Thousands of asylum seekers left waiting at the US-Mexico border

 A new U.S. policy has left thousands waiting to request asylum in Mexican border cities since the summer of 2018.