Social science

UC Berkeley sleeping student

Poor grades are tied to mismatched class times, study says

Being a night owl is not an “excuse” — how we learn is affected by our biological rhythms.

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Imagining a world without prisons

How activist icon Angela Davis continues to challenge us today.

Hand washing OCD

Helping OCD patients find treatment that works

Brain imaging data may help doctors spot who might benefit the most from cognitive behavioral therapy.

UC Irvine poverty

The secret to making it out of poverty

UC Irvine's Martín Burt finds families that overcome poverty have one thing in common — and it isn't income.

UC Berkeley cyber threat

Facebook fallout: Americans' privacy at risk across entire tech, information industry

It wasn't a breach that let Cambridge Analytica access Facebook users' data. It was the platform working as intended.

UC Berkeley Saru Jayaraman

The problem with tips

Ninety percent of women in tipped service jobs experience sexual harassment. Can Saru Jayaraman change it?

UC Santa Barbara robot hero

The singing robot (and what it tells us about ourselves)

Hannah Wolfe wants to make us more comfortable with the robots that are increasingly part of our lives.

No More Silence UC San Diego

Student changemakers fight human trafficking

The student leaders will be featured on CNN for work combating modern slavery.

hormonal UCLA

Feeling hormonal? Be glad

From puberty to menopause, women's hormones serve them well, and in ways that run counter to common belief.

UC Santa Barbara

Unwedded bliss — What nobody tells you about being single

A leading expert on the single experience celebrates the benefits of staying solo.

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