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Though not yet complete, the HERA telescope in South Africa's Karoo is already telling astronomers about conditions in the early universe before stars ignited
A Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley study warns that global warming is likely to increase the number of violent windstorms in the Amazon, knocking down trees that would otherwise suck up greenhouse gases
Molecular bonds break when bent, but structures made from interlocking molecules can be flexible and tough, just like the chain mail made of interlocking metal rings worn by medieval knights.
UC Berkeley chemists demonstrated a new process that uses less energy to separate ammonia from the chemical reactants used industrially to produce the chemical for fertilizer
The attitude that humans are superior to other species has helped justify environmental destruction and animal extinctions, scientists warn
A new study finds that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can contribute to vascular leak, a dangerous release of fluids from the blood vessels that can lead to respiratory failure
The first comprehensive study of air pollution exhaust standards finds that the 1972 Clean Air Act has driven spectacular decreases in pollution from U.S. passenger vehicles but poses a challenge for pollution policy in poor communities
Analytis, a 2021 Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow, studies the fundamental underpinnings of exotic superconductors, which could lead to new kinds of MRI machines or supercomputers.
After the James Webb Space Telescope noticed clouds on Titan, a UC Berkeley astronomer stepped in to confirm and track their movement with the Keck telescope in Hawai'i
UC Berkeley professors highlight the research, education, and entrepreneurship currently being conducted that makes Berkeley a leader in quantum science and technology.
The pandemic had differing effects on the productivity of male vs female astronomers. Both wrote more papers, but women less so, widening a long-standing gender gap in the rate of publication.
Psychedelic mushrooms changed Marlena Robbins' life
At Berkeley’s Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), scientists are creating plants and microbes that could one day provide sustenance to humans exploring the final frontier
Twenty-four advanced professionals — including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and chaplains — are learning to be skilled psychedelic facilitators in research and therapeutic settings
An unrecognized contribution to wind and ocean conditions in the eastern Pacific likely impacts our weather in California
Between 2011 and 2020, the southern Sierra Nevada lost 30% of its conifer forests to wildfire, drought or other forest disturbances, threatening species like the California spotted owl and the Pacific fisher
UC Berkeley scientists sequenced and analyzed the genome of this iconic fish, which is found in a lone thermal pool in Nevada
Molly Ohainle is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty
Clint Carroll, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, gave a talk called "Reuniting with Our Lands and Waters" in September