disintegrating asteroid

Astronomers watch asteroid's disintegration

Crumbling asteroid has divided into as many as 10 pieces, the Hubble telescope has revealed; its breakup may be due to the effect of sunlight.

Aiming for the final frontier

UCLA alumna has nailed the first big hurdle toward a one-way trip to Mars.

Berkeley team takes its energy innovation to Capitol Hill

The latest in energy efficiency: a backpack-mounted system for quickly mapping energy use throughout a building and identifying ways to reduce it.

UCSF schools lead the nation in NIH biomedical research funds

Funding reflects quality of research and enables scientists to continue pioneering efforts.

New technique makes 'biogasoline' from plant waste

One day, you may fill up your tank with gasoline-like fuels made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste, using a new process invented by chemists at UC Davis.
Jacopo Annese

Amnesiac's brain adds insight into memory

Henry G. Molaison was possibly the most-studied patient of modern neuroscience.

Found: bright young galaxies

The four galaxies are among the earliest and most distant ever discovered.
argentine ants

Luring ants for the kill

Pheromone draws pesky, invasive Argentine ants to insecticide, eliminating need for indiscriminate spraying that can harm the environment.
Denisova Cave excavation

Neanderthal genome shows cozy relationship between early humans

Population geneticists find more evidence of in- and interbreeding between Neanderthals, Denisovans, other human groups.

World's earliest depiction of volcanic eruption

Professor confirms that Turkish mural is a representation of an eruption more than 8,000 years ago.