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UC Berkeley alum Barry Barish wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

His work on the discovery of gravitational waves helped prove Einstein's general theory of relativity right.

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The most detailed look yet at an animal's brain

The C. elegans worm may have only 302 neurons, but for the first time, scientists can see them all one by one.

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Manganese in drinking water a cause for concern

A wide-ranging study suggests officials should monitor the chemical element as a possible public health threat.

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How love leads us by the nose, explained

Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction.

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Summer school for Buddhist monks

Researchers engage in the scientific method at Indian monasteries.

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Antibacterial chemicals may cause adverse effects from mother to child

Triclocarban (TCC) found to be a potential health risk in the womb and during lactation.

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Low-calorie diet may help keep the body young

The link between metabolism and aging revealed.

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New app makes photographing the eclipse a snap

Be prepared for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

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Want to learn a new skill? Get some sleep

Faced with a new task, your brain adapts by rewiring itself as you snooze.

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Flame retardant exposure found to lower IQ in children

Largest review of research to date shows clear connection between PBDEs and decreased intelligence.