Chewing spectral tarsier

Did your great-great grandpa eat bugs?

A gene for digesting crunchy insects suggests that our common ancestor in the Age of Dinosaurs was an insect eater.

David Glanzman with marine snail

Biologists ‘transfer’ a memory between snails

Research could lead to new treatments to restore memories and alter traumatic ones.

UC San Diego hippos zoo

A drug lord and the world’s largest invasive animal

A zoo built by Pablo Escobar gives biologists a rare chance to study the impact of hippos gone rogue.

UC San Diego mammoth

Should we bring back the Woolly Mammoth?

Scientists are getting closer to bringing big animals, and big questions, to life.

UCSF football concussions

Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

A shocking new study shows concussion is linked to a 56 percent increase in neurological disease.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute receives funding for Human Cell Atlas projects

Three new projects will support efforts to develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.

ozone hole

Stopping an environmental disaster before it’s too late

How UC research sounded the alarm on the ozone layer.

UC Riverside Costa's Hummingbird

For hummingbirds looking for mates, it's all about the right approach

Costa's hummingbirds use physics to hide their weaknesses while they proclaim their love.

El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

Cyclotron demonstration

The ‘aha moment’ that led to nuclear physics

How Ernest O. Lawrence looked inside the atom — and beyond.

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