Science

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.

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.

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