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In his new book, the originator of the theory that a comet or asteroid killed off the dinosaurs discusses the origins of life itself
Gravitational lens reveals magnified Type Ia supernova from across the universe
Why are humans so bad at thinking about climate change? That provocative question opens the new series, Climate Lab, which looks at solutions to a daunting challenge
Was it a comet or asteroid, volcanic eruptions, both or neither. Come find out.
The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air
Climate tipping points inspired upbeat documentary about climate change and efforts to fight it
California was the first to try ShakeAlert in 2016. Now Washington and Oregon will be able to test what will become a fully integrated West Coast early warning system.
Sick people can also create health problems for the environment, as a new study of the fishing community around Kenya’s Lake Victoria shows.
Strategic siting of wind and solar farms can reduce need for fossil fuel and hydropower
New research shows that risk to visitors to the Rio Olympics were low, but people who live there bear the brunt of the mosquito-borne virus
Because of constantly shrinking land area, the older islands have been losing bird, insect and plant species for millions of years
UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.
Berkeley joins six other California universities to treat and repair craniofacial disease and damage. The consortium has been awarded $12 million by the NIH, part of a larger $24 million effort to develop strategies for treating craniofacial defects, which affect millions of Americans.
UC Berkeley professor Arthur Middleton teamed up with a photographer and an artist to follow — and film — elk herds as they migrate over steep mountain passes and ford treacherous river crossings in Yellowstone
Moore Foundation funding will boost study of epoch after first stars formed in the universe
The study, published in the journal Science, indicates that changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection worldwide
The study warns that preserving a small group of isolated animals is not sufficient to stop the negative effects of inbreeding
A new video from the California Academy of Sciences shows Berkeley scientists using time-lapse microscopy to show how butterfly wings develop their fragile structures and beautiful colors.
Public asked to submit photos to stitch together into 90-minute eclipse Megamovie