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  • Curiosity: It helps us learn, but why?

    NPR

    New research from UC Davis suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

  • A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon

    San Francisco Chronicle

    A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

  • Can Alaska’s waters be a respite for sick sea stars?

    PBS Newshour

    A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast sea stars for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.

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  • Collapsed Cypress structure, Loma Prieta quake, 1989 (USGS)

    Lessons from Loma Prieta

    The devastating Loma Prieta quake was 25 years ago. Richard Allen, professor and director of the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, discusses the lessons we've learned. (USGS photo)

  • earthquake warning system

    Public officials support Berkeley's earthquake warning system

    Public officials are urging California and the nation to put in place Berkeley Seismology Laboratory's Earthquake Early Warning System.

  • jellyfish

    Looking to jellyfish for environmental answers

    Despite their simple marine forms, jellies may provide answers to complex environmental questions.

  • UCSF Glassbrain

    A beautiful mind

    In Adam Gazzaley’s new lab, the brain is a kaleidoscope of colors, bursting and pulsing in real time to the rhythm of electronic music. He also wants this to lead to treatments for a variety of brain diseases.

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