UC Santa Cruz worm composite

How grandparents' experiences can affect our genes

Roundworms may help us make sense of how DNA 'switches' are inherited.

Puma tree tag

The good news about mountain lions

Why we should be able to peacefully coexist with our four-legged neighbor.

UC Berkeley dressmaker

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision

The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons, researchers find.

Brittany Hosea-Small

Talking science with the fluidity of Pixar

Ph.D. student Sara ElShafie works with Pixar story artists to help her fellow scientists better communicate.

UC Davis human fossil

Scientist helps excavate oldest-known human fossils — and their dinner

Discovery of 300,000-year-old human ancestors pushes back our origins by 100,000 years.

UC Santa Cruz DNA tether

Rescuing damaged chromosomes

The discovery of a 'Hail Mary' mechanism for saving damaged cells could lead to new strategies to fight cancer.

UC San Diego climate change

How climate change makes us all lose sleep

Millions of nights of insufficent sleep could be created by rising temperatures, study says.

UC Berkeley puberty brain

Science shows for the first time how puberty makes learning harder

Parents who think a switch is flipped: read this.

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How to beat jet lag (according to science)

Setting off? Don't forget to pack this advice.

UC Berkeley Taylorbird

The work ethic of birds

Scruples are found across the natural world and for good reason, new research shows.