Science

A view of the galaxy from DESI

Seeing the cosmos in color for the first time

DESI, a 5,000-eyed instrument, is being used by UC researchers to explore the mystery of dark energy in color.

An Impossible Burger from Burger King

Is the future alternative meats?

Plant-based and cultivated meats are popping up everywhere — even Burger King. Are they here to stay?

Man lifting weights in silhouette

Creatine powers T cells' fight against cancer

The popular athletic supplement is shown to help immune cells fight cancer in mice.

Quantum computer

UC Santa Barbara/Google team makes huge computing breakthrough

Researchers solve a problem that would normally take 10,000 years in 200 seconds and achieve ‘quantum supremacy.’

Vegetables being cooked in a pan

Cooking food alters the microbiome

Whether food is cooked or raw has a distinct effect on gut microbes, researchers find.

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

A row of content mice

Finding alternatives to animal testing

Researchers are helping the EPA eliminate animal testing by using stem cells.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Two scientists in lab coats looking at a tooth sample

Where DNA falls short in cracking crimes, scientists can use this new tool

Crime buffs know DNA has transformed forensics, but isn't always good enough. That's where proteomics comes in.

Tall trees in a clearing

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

Human-driven land clearing and climate change are risking a devastating biodiversity crash.

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