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Podcast: Bot Garden series explores the science of cannabis

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
With recreational cannabis newly legal in California, the UC Botanical Garden has lined up a full roster of experts to discuss the latest research on the commercialization and use of the popular plant
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Podcast: Here’s what our recent quake sounded like

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:00
Toppling tchotchkes and whining dogs were only some of the sounds from last week’s 4.4-magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Underground at UC Berkeley, seismic sensors captured the quake’s deep rumble
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Largest recorded underwater volcanic eruption sheds light on deep-sea events

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:07
Seafloor eruption in 2012 produced a huge raft of pumice in the southern Pacific
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SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:55
Some bursts may be from advanced civilizations, but this one is likely immersed in the strong magnetic field of a massive black hole
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Changing when we use energy to fit the ‘duck curve’

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:17
As more solar power comes online, the available energy peaks at midday, forcing Californians to shift their usage to take full advantage of renewables
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Eclipse Megamovie project seeks public’s help analyzing 50,000 photos

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 09:00
Help make a better Megamovie by sorting through photos of the great total solar eclipse of 2017
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Which came first: complex life or high atmospheric oxygen?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:00
Deep ocean basalts record 3.5-billion-year history of oceanic and atmospheric oxygen levels
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CRISPR put to work to save chocolate from devastation

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:29
UC Berkeley scientists are using new gene-editing tool to save cacao from climate change
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Palm oil plantations fuel pigs that ruin Southeast Asian forests

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:47
Planting of palm oil plantations is a major cause of deforestation, but the palm seeds also support rising populations of forest-destroying wildlife like pigs and monkeys
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Climate video series: Bees lead the way to farming’s future

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 08:15
Diversified farming can improve yields and limit the environmental damage of industrial agriculture and slash-and-burn farming
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Deploying drones to follow the water

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:26
$2.2 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow high-tech monitoring of UC Natural Reserve System's wildland preserves
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Climate video series: Are we like the whale in ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:47
Paleontologist Charles Marshall knows well the radical climate change Earth has experienced over hundreds of millions of years, but today's rapid change is more perilous - like freefall
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Hot bodies are attractive

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:00
Blackbody radiation from a warm object attracts polarizable objects
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New grants to campus food and plant researchers

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:20
Grant will support research to create improve equitable access to healthy and affordable foods
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Climate video series: Surviving the onslaught of invasive species

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:24
Rosemary Gillespie, director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, searches for clues to what makes islands resilient to invasive species
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Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra’s increasingly fragmented forests

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:01
Deforestation threatens to erase recent conservation efforts to save endangered cats
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MACHOs are dead. WIMPs are a no-show. Say hello to SIMPs.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:19
Evidence supports new candidate for universe's elusive dark matter
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California’s dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:30
Analysis highlights nurseries for new plants as well as nursing homes for floral relics
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