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
Former IB postdoc Brian Swartz and IB professor Brent Mishler, present their new book entitled Speciesism in Biology and Culture: How Human Exceptionalism is Pushing Planetary Boundaries. It includes 9 chapters containing wide-ranging discussions about the sociopolitical, cultural, and scientific ramifications of speciesism and world views that derive from it, integrating natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Congratulations to Nya Domkam, BioE BS and MTM alumnus currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Sciences & Technology at Berkeley, and Sharicka Zutshi, current BioE undergraduate planning to pursue graduate studies in medical diagnostics, named to the 2023 class of Quad Fellows. The Quad Fellowship is an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. The program sponsors 100 exceptional master's and doctoral students in STEM to study in the United States.
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.
MTM alumna Alison Burklund, the cofounder and CTO of Nanopath, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Nanopath creates diagnostics that test pelvic and gynecologic infections during a single visit, so treatment can begin right away.
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
Prof Adam Arkin and the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space are leading efforts to create zero-waste biomanufacturing systems in “Mars-like conditions”, for human futures on other worlds and our own.
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
Congratulations Professor Michael Yartsev, named the 2022 Young Investigator awardee from the Society for Neuroscience! The Young Investigator Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who leads an independent research group, and recognizes Yartsev for his groundbreaking work understanding the neural complexity of free-flying fruit bats.