Science

UC Berkeley fox at night

Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans

Human activity is causing the planet’s mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study.

hot car study UC San Diego

Hot cars can hit life-threatening levels in only an hour

Interior temperatures can rise to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, potentially causing fatal injuries to children trapped inside.

UC Berkeley Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, on science, psychedelics and the human mind

The UC Berkeley professor talks his ‘trip’ through a whole new world on a new podcast.

Chewing spectral tarsier

Did your great-great grandpa eat bugs?

A gene for digesting crunchy insects suggests that our common ancestor in the Age of Dinosaurs was an insect eater.

David Glanzman with marine snail

Biologists ‘transfer’ a memory between snails

Research could lead to new treatments to restore memories and alter traumatic ones.

UC San Diego hippos zoo

A drug lord and the world’s largest invasive animal

A zoo built by Pablo Escobar gives biologists a rare chance to study the impact of hippos gone rogue.

UC San Diego mammoth

Should we bring back the Woolly Mammoth?

Scientists are getting closer to bringing big animals, and big questions, to life.

UCSF football concussions

Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

A shocking new study shows concussion is linked to a 56 percent increase in neurological disease.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute receives funding for Human Cell Atlas projects

Three new projects will support efforts to develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.

ozone hole

Stopping an environmental disaster before it’s too late

How UC research sounded the alarm on the ozone layer.

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