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Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

50 min 8 sec ago
Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning
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Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:00
Scholars honored for advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished
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Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:30
Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes
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Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:00
What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?
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California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:00
Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes
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Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:20
A star that exploded as a supernova at least twice in the past 65 years may be an unusual massive star thought to have existed only in the early universe
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Climate video series: Bringing power to the developing world

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:25
Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa
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Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:00
A major step forward in the effort to combat the second-leading cause of blindness
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Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:39
David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, says that in the future, cities will need to capture and recycle most of their runoff and waste water
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NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:07
National funding recognizes Berkeley's leadership in data science education
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Climate video series: How will coastal cities adapt to sea level rise?

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:58
One of a series of TED-like videos about the impacts of climate change and UC Berkeley's role in addressing them
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UC Berkeley taps former National Park Service director to lead new parks institute

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 06:00
Jonathan Jarvis, former director of the National Park Service, will lead the new Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
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Saguaro and other towering cacti have a scrambled history

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:25
Long lives of columnar cacti muddle scientists' efforts to understand the group's evolutionary history
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A mosquito’s secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:00
Slow-motion video shows stealthy aerodynamic maneuvers of blood-laden mosquitoes
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Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:51
New book builds case that 'silent sleep-loss epidemic' is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges
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Astronomers strike cosmic gold

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:00
Gravitational wave detection and observation of its optical counterpart affirms theoretical prediction that heavy elements like gold and platinum are forged in neutron star collisions
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Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:25
The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.
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Debut of new video series on Berkeley’s climate change impact

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:45
William Collins examines the key culprits in climate change: carbon dioxide and “black carbon” from ordinary diesel combustion
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