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Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:00
Family members' mental health linked to mortality of their loved ones with neurodegenerative diseases
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Acorn woodpeckers enact their own ‘Game of Thrones’ among the oaks

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:02
Lightweight tracking tags allow detailed study of bird's social interactions
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New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:00
CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology can insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, new study shows.
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On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:00
Professor David Sedlak says our urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade to keep our cities thriving well into the future
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Marine predators bulked up over eons to dominate their prey

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:00
In the constant evolutionary battle between predator and prey, one seemingly winning strategy is to get bigger over time so you can throw your weight around
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Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:19
Weight of rain and snow & subsequent summer rebound change stresses on state's faults, causing slight uptick in quakes
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Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3D vision

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:00
The stereoscopic vision of seamstresses is superior to that of surgeons
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New evidence that all stars are born in pairs

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:00
Stars like our sun are always born with a sibling, astronomers say; in the case of our sun, that twin has long since vanished from the neighborhood
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Here’s what you’ll see on Aug. 21

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:00
Megamovie project debuts simulator to show you what you'll see from any point in the United States
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Cal’s main attraction? For nesting peregrines, it’s the Campanile

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:00
Avid falconer Doug Bell, who has been monitoring the falcon pair, thinks hatchlings may be getting ready to fly soon
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Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:00
Sara Elshafie, who studies paleontology, learned from Pixar how to tell better stories about scientific research
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New guide to the Hayward Fault in UC Berkeley’s backyard

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:00
Seismologist updates tour of fault and the unique retrofits that make buildings near the fault safer
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Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:00
Brain study of mice has broad implications for educating young girls
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How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:00
Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats (or sinks)
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Expert on rip currents warns of dangers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:28
Coastal oceanographer Francis Smith takes to the waves to demonstrate the dangers at California beaches
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Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:23
Psychologists find examples of conscientiousness, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing, throughout the animal kingdom
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Botanical Garden hosts giant bird’s nest built with natural fiber, digital tools

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:00
Graduate students in architecture work with associate professor M. Paz Gutierrez aim big as they begin to unravel the elaborate construction secrets of the weaver bird
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Microbiologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:00
Mary Firestone, professor of soil microbiology, joins the most prestigious scientific society in the U.S.
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Waves of lava seen in Io’s largest volcanic crater

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:30
Detailed infrared image of lava lake shows massive overturn of surface during three months' time
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Study refutes findings behind challenge to Sierra Nevada forest restoration

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:57
The new research supports evidence that forests across the mountain range arer naturally much less dense than what's seen today
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