Science

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Artificial intelligence is for the birds

Researchers are upgrading their migratory tracking capacity by creating a model to recognize bird calls.

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And now, the winner of the Ig Nobel Prize ...

Richard Vetter's work on how spiders terrorize those who study them nets him a parody Nobel.

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Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.

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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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