Katia Vega UC Davis

The tech declared ‘coolest’ at SXSW

Katia Vega's tattoos, in which biosensors replace ink, earn the “Sci-fi No Longer” award.

UC Santa Barbara Stephen Hawking

Remembering Stephen Hawking

UC Santa Barbara physicists reminisce about collaborating on many projects with the Cambridge legend.

UC San Diego heart disease

New test can diagnose a heart attack within an hour

The improved diagnostic tool can detect heart attacks faster, and has already saved lives.

UCSF microscope HIV

How UC faced down a global pandemic

UCLA and UCSF doctors fought HIV from its earliest beginnings. Now, they are beginning to speak of a cure.

drunk fruit fly

A fruit fly walks into a bar ...

Fruit flies have a drinking culture, too — and it may help us understand addiction.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UC Santa Cruz Mavericks

Surfing into the history books

If weather allows, alumna Sarah Gerhardt may be among the first women to take on the Mavericks big-wave contest.

UC Irvine water hot spots

UC Irvine-led study identifies ‘hot spots’ of unsafe drinking water

Problems are more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation.

UC San Diego reach through the screen

New ‘4-D goggles’ allow wearers to be ‘touched’ by approaching objects

Reaching through the screen is about to get more extreme.

UC San Diego FAS

Children affected by prenatal drinking more numerous than previously estimated

Findings suggest rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may be similar to autism spectrum disorders.

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