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.

UC Riverside Costa's Hummingbird

For hummingbirds looking for mates, it's all about the right approach

Costa's hummingbirds use physics to hide their weaknesses while they proclaim their love.

El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

Cyclotron demonstration

The ‘aha moment’ that led to nuclear physics

How Ernest O. Lawrence looked inside the atom — and beyond.

Rebecca Braslau UC Santa Cruz magazine

A safer, better plastic

Aging plastic leaches harmful chemicals. Rebecca Braslau has made it her life's work to create a safer alternative. 

UC Davis wine longform

How California became a food and wine lover's dream

The little known history of the land of milk and honey.

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