Science

UCSF sleep sheep

The science of sleep: A Q&A with neurology professor Ying-Hui Fu

From identifying how your genes want you to sleep to warding off Alzheimer's, learn the latest on shut-eye.

UCLA Majorana particle

UCLA-led research offers clearest evidence yet of long-sought Majorana particle

Finding could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum computing.

UC Santa Barbara plastic study

8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ... and counting

How did we create more tons of plastic than there are people on Earth?

UC Santa Cruz evolution

Did life begin ... on land?

A paradigm-shifting hypothesis could reshape our idea about the origin of life.

UC Irvine hair regulation

Fighting balding and unwanted hair growth at the same time

Understanding how hair grows in coordination across our bodies may provide the key to controlling it.

Lim Knowland UC San Diego

Brain circuits that express depression successfully altered

Neuroscientists alleviate or reverse social withdrawal and helplessness behavior in a new study.

fat food UC Berkeley smell

Does smelling food make you fat?

Fatty food made mice double their weight — unless they lacked a sense of smell.

downpour UC Riverside

California could get wetter this century

An analysis of 38 climate models suggests the state may want to break out its umbrella.

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.

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