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Preparing for a winter with the coronavirus

How will staying indoors more frequently affect the spread of COVID-19?

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Women were the early big-game hunters of America, research suggests

The findings are a challenge to the old hypothesis (and familiar image) of ‘man-the-hunter.’

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Scientists discover how a common mutation leads to ‘night owl’ sleep disorder

A small change in our biological clocks lengthens the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning.

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People’s bodies now run cooler than ‘normal’ — even in the Bolivian Amazon

‘Normal’ body temperature has declined all over the world — but why?

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Q&A: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

Experts explain when a vaccine may be approved and how a COVID-19 vaccine is designed.

Fred Moten

Meet UC’s 5 new MacArthur ‘genius’ award winners

Four UC alums and one faculty member will each receive a $625,000 unrestricted prize, or “genius grant,” as 2020 MacArthur fellows.

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How a UCSF team is giving Cronutt the sea lion a second chance with neuroscience

Cronutt, a sea lion suffering from toxic algae-induced epilepsy — a problem on the rise due to climate change — gets a shot at a better life.

Two researchers and a heron in a ditch

Artificial intelligence is for the birds

Researchers are upgrading their migratory tracking capacity by creating a model to recognize bird calls.

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And now, the winner of the Ig Nobel Prize ...

Richard Vetter's work on how spiders terrorize those who study them nets him a parody Nobel.

Doudna reacts with surprise to her win

Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.

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