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Study links Texas earthquakes to wastewater injection

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:00
A new study co-authored by a UC Berkeley professor confirms that earthquakes in America’s oil country are being triggered by significant injections of wastewater below the surface of the Earth.
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Construction of next-gen dark matter detector moves forward

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:00
A new dark matter detector, which will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, has cleared another approval milestone and is on schedule to begin its deep-underground hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs in 2020
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UC Berkeley to partner on $24 million imaging science center

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:00
The center, which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by improving imaging technology, also includes scientists from UCLA and the University of Colorado Boulder
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Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:20
Physicist Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017
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Todd Dawson in: The Fog and the Redwood on Science Friday

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 07:31

One of the iconic species of the northern California coastline is the redwood tree. The majestic trees are dependent upon another feature emblematic of the area—fog. Plant ecologist Todd Dawson describes how redwoods utilize this seasonal water source and how drought and climate change are impacting these old-growth forests.

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Q&A with Dueber on homebrewed drugs

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 14:45
Will we be making our morphine at home? A chat with Professor John Dueber on brewing opiates with synthetic biology.
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Amy Herr is first Faculty Director of Bakar Fellows

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 14:43
Professor Amy Herr has been named the the inaugural faculty director of the Bakar Fellows Program. The Bakar Fellows Program at UC Berkeley fosters faculty entrepreneurship in the STEM+ fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Architecture. Bakar Fellows each receive discretionary research support for a maximum of five years to help translate […]
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Chan, Zuckerberg pledge $3B to end diseases ‘within our children’s lifetime’

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:23
Acclaimed biologists, chemists will serve on the science initiative's advisory boards
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Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:00
A new look 100 miles beneath a massive tectonic plate as it dives under North America has helped clarify the subduction process that generates earthquakes, volcanoes and the rise of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest.
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UC Berkeley to partner in $600M Chan Zuckerberg science ‘Biohub’

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:00
An unprecedented collaboration between the Bay Area's three premier research universities
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In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:00
Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe
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Mishler Lab Models the Effect of Climate Change on Trees

Department of Integrative Biology - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:54

In a study published this week in Nature Climate Change, a team including Integrative Biology Professor Brent Mishler and Andrew Thornhill, collaborating with Carlos Gonzalez-Orozco from the University of Canberra, used a new big data analytic method to model the effects of climate change on eucalypts, Australia’s most dominant and widespread trees, taking into account detailed ranges for each species and their evolutionary relationships based on thousands of DNA sequences. Read More...

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Faculty Position in Vertebrate Physiology

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:26

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is embarking on a broad search for a scientist to fill a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in Vertebrate Physiology. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

We welcome applicants who study any vertebrate taxon (including humans) and who can relate their research to human physiology. We seek a colleague to join a department with strong multidisciplinary emphases, and to complement and bridge strongly represented fields such as human health sciences, ecology, comparative biomechanics, endocrinology, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Candidates will also be expected to have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and to contribute to instruction in core courses of vertebrate physiology as well as in their specific area of expertise. 

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What happened after the lights came on in the universe?

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 05:00
National Science Foundation awards UC Berkeley $9.5 million for experiment to explore ‘cosmic dawn’
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Report outlines how to make equity part of California’s low-carbon economy

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 14:59
A new report from UC Berkeley’s Labor Center identifies ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that California’s low-income and working class residents share the benefits of the state’s transition to a low-carbon economy and don't bear the brunt of its costs.
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BioE is Number 8!!

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:33
BioE keeps climbing! Our undergraduate program has moved up a notch in the annual US News & World Report ranking to #8 in the nation!
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Spanish architect Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 08:00
The 2016 Rupp Prize goes to Carme Pinós, whose designs run from furniture and cultural centers to schools, office towers, urban landscapes and public housing.
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How robotic floats coaxed secrets of climate change from the ocean

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 09:45
After 10 days at sea, the research vessel Oceanus is back in port and the team of Berkeley Lab and Berkeley scientists, plus students, isassessing the results of their mission: to fine-tune robotic floats capable of measuring carbon cycles in the ocean.
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Researchers find climate change already playing major roles

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:35
Berkeley researchers point to current climate changes as underscoring a need for adaptation now
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$4.6 million grant to improve how automated cars, drones interact with humans

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 07:30
VeHICaL project aims to understand how humans and machines can collaborate safely and effectively
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