Science

Chris Henry UCLA

HBCU partnership brings new students to UC grad programs

Budding scientists and scholars are exploring deeper research interests after interning in a unique UC program.

window tint UC

Scientists create smart windows that actually generate electricity

Scientists have discovered an ideal window material that can block the sun's heat and glare, while generating electricity.

UC Davis sequence all life

Earth BioGenome Project to sequence all life

UC Davis-led partnership to map the DNA of every lifeform announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

UC Berkeley brain

What does a thought look like?

Trippy: UC Berkeley neuroscientists are recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brain.

UC San Diego dying coral

The ocean is losing its breath

Climate change is rapidly increasing marine ‘dead zones,’ where oxygen is too low to support most marine life.

Mountain lion paws

Healing burned paws with fish skin

A young mountain lion injured during the Thomas fire receives an innovative therapy to get him back on his feet.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

CRISPR UC Berkeley

First step toward CRISPR cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Scientists disable a muscle degeneration trigger to extend mouse lifespans by 25 percent.

How do we break our addiction to plastic?

More than 8.3 billion metric tons (9.1 billion tons). That’s the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s. It’s enough to cover the entire country of Argentina, and most of the material now resides in landfills or in the natural environment.

UCLA microfossil

Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common

Life was already diverse 3.5 billion years ago — and may be so elsewhere today.

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