Science

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UC Davis alum Charles Rice wins Nobel Prize

Now professor at The Rockefeller University, he shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

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Quiz: How much do you know about the Nobel Prize?

Not everyone can win a Nobel, but this is the next best thing. Prizes are announced starting Oct. 5.

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This diet is popular — but it doesn’t work

Research shows intermittent fasting is not effective on its own for weight loss.

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Why you should never feel guilty about getting a good night’s sleep

UCLA researchers behind a new study on the human brain say ‘sleep is as important as food.’

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Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes — here's how

Extreme wildfires can fuel tornadoes, creating erratic and dangerous conditions for firefighters.

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What it takes to evacuate five seals, two dolphins and a sea lion

All of the resident marine mammals at Long Marine Laboratory are safe and well after a successful evacuation effort.

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UC Irvine scientists get ‘initial hit’ in developing drug to treat COVID-19

In an important first step, a new molecule, UCI-1, is shown to bind to the coronavirus enzyme, blocking a key function.

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UC Merced grad student, alumnus play significant role in Mars 2020 mission

As the rover soars toward Mars, a UC Merced lab will be partially responsible for its success.

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UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

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Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out

Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.

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