Science

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UC inventions on display at Tech Commercialization Forum

Research discoveries make the leap to commercial products — and fuel the state's economy.

Early career awards go to 12 UC scientists

Energy Department honor is among the most prestigious in the country for young researchers.
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Can big data transform social justice?

The mass availability of information can be used for more than just an invasion of privacy.
John Southon and Benjamin Fuller

Down to the bones

Researchers sort out the sticky situation at the La Brea Tar Pits by refining methods for measuring the age of fossils.

10 UC professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Faculty members honored for outstanding contributions to research by prestigious organization.
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Does a junk food diet make you lazy?

Data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness.
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Hummingbirds found Garden of Eden in South America

A newly constructed family tree tells a story of a unique group of birds that ultimately found its paradise in South America 22 million years ago.
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Scientists solve the riddle of zebras’ stripes

Alternating hues help discourage biting flies from tormenting the short-haired creatures.
Neil Garg and students

Mix chemistry, YouTube and a special teacher for a magical reaction

An award-winning teacher, professor Neil Garg has found new ways to reach the next generation of scientists taking his non-nonsense organic chemistry class.

Berkeley-borne technology spreading faster than ever

Since Cal's tech-transfer office opened, more than 800 companies have sponsored research projects, investing important resources in many areas and resulting in significant patent and licensing fees.

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