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Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:00
From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.
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Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:01
First study to show squirrels using a sophisticated memorizing strategy to sort their bounty
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Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:00
Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful asphyxiation. This affinity for iron comes in handy in a newly
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Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:30
A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.
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Dan Kammen on renewable energy, kids and cars and, yes, I-M-P-E-A-C-H

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:12
The professor of energy and public policy recently talked with Vox.com about his resignation, his not-so-hidden message — and, especially, the state of renewable energy in the United States
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Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:57
Study challenges assumption that most human emotions fall within the categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:00
Breakthrough Listen detects 3 billion-year-old repeating fast radio bursts
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Kammen resigns federal post as science envoy, and adds plug for impeachment

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:45
After 21 years of federal advising and service, Kammen sends letter decrying President Trump's energy policies and his statements surrounding the recent violence in Charlottesville
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More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:00
New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.
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Cyborg bacteria turn sunlight into useful compounds

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:00
Chemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.
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Megamovie video captures eclipse coast-to-coast

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:51
Volunteers across the nation uploaded close-up images of the sun's corona, providing a lasting archive for solar scientists
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Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:55
As you prepare to enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, take some safety tips from astronomer Alex Filippenko, who has seen 15 total solar eclipses
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Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:00
Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs
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Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:44
Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering
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Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:24
New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide
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Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snap

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:00
The app, downloadable free from Google Play or the App Store, automatically snaps photos of the eclipse and helps users upload them for use by scientists
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Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:38
Berkeley grad student spies unusually bright storm system while viewing the sky at a time other astronomers avoid: twilight
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Study: Climate change already causing suicides in India as crops fail

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:00
Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why.
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Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
The study is the first to examine racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in noise pollution nationally.
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Defense department pours $65 million into making CRISPR safer

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:29
Berkeley scientists to develop safer and better CRISPR tools and apply them to medicine and mosquito gene drives
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