Science

Research vessel Sally Ride in the water

Seafloor survey finds thousands of barrels at DDT dumpsite off Los Angeles coast

The survey identified more than 27,000 targets with high confidence to be classified as a barrel, and an excess of 100,000 total debris objects on the seafloor.

Cat sitting at keyboard

Why your cat does these 6 things (according to science)

Some context for your cat’s actions (without lifting their veil of mystery).

T. Rexes together, millions of years ago, illustration

How many T. rexes were there? Billions.

Paging your inner child: Paleontologists conclude 20,000 T. rexes roamed North America at any given time.

Cow looking at a camera

Spotting cows from space

Researchers use satellite imagery to track how cows and elk interact at the interface of wildland and rangeland.

Wellhead treatment plant

A path toward clean drinking water for all Californians

A new study finds hundreds of public water systems are out of compliance, but points to solutions the state (and nation) can pursue.

Green crab face

When ‘eradicated’ species bounce back with a vengeance

Lessons from a failed experiment in removing invasive species mark a new way forward.

Vaccine syringe by Susan Merrell

How robustly will individuals respond to the COVID-19 vaccine — and for how long?

Age, stress and lack of sleep contribute to response in a variety of vaccines. Is a COVID-19 booster shot next?

A Black woman baking with her young son

Internet trends suggest COVID-19 spurred a return to earlier values and activities

American values, attitudes and activities have changed dramatically during COVID-19, according to a new study of online behavior.

Young female student in mask at a library on computer

3 ways to cope with COVID-19 fatigue

UC Davis Health psychologist Kaye Hermanson suggests ways to alleviate daily stressors.

The goal of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is to move research for potential treatments for the disorder into early proof-of-concept clinical trials.

Could gene therapy halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? A first-in-human clinical trial will seek answers

Earlier animal studies suggest the restorative gene treatment may slow, prevent or reverse progression of the disorder.

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