Solar probe

Space probe to plunge into fiery corona of the sun

Carrying instruments built by Berkeley scientists, NASA plans to launch Earth’s first spacecraft to venture inside the orbits of Venus and Mercury to touch the very edge of the sun’s fiery corona.

UC Riverside new faculty member Richard Schrock

Nobel laureate to join UC Riverside faculty

Alumnus and renowned scholar Richard Schrock will share pioneering science with faculty and students.

Los Alamos National Lab worker

UC keeps Los Alamos National Laboratory on cutting edge of science and research

The university is proud to continue its stewardship of one of the world's premier scientific institutions.

Rachelle Crosbie-Watson driving her Corvette

Curing a deadly childhood disease, sharing her love of science, and a sleek ’68 Corvette drive this biochemist

Mashable captures a day in the life of Duchenne muscular dystrophy researcher.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Grad student discovers first known manta ray nursery

The habitat is the first of its kind to be described in the world.

UC Berkeley fox at night

Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans

Human activity is causing the planet’s mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study.

hot car study UC San Diego

Hot cars can hit life-threatening levels in only an hour

Interior temperatures can rise to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, potentially causing fatal injuries to children trapped inside.

UC Berkeley Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, on science, psychedelics and the human mind

The UC Berkeley professor talks his ‘trip’ through a whole new world on a new podcast.

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.

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