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  • Do high fives help sports teams win?

    Do high fives help sports teams win?

    Hugs. High fives. Fist bumps. Touch is an essential part of how people communicate with one another. UC Berkeley psychology professor Dacher Keltner examined NBA games to see if there is a relationship between a team's success and how often they touch.

  • Dust blimps

    How dust is holding science back

    To most of us, dust is just something we clean off our furniture; but to scientists, dust can cause big problems in the lab. UC San Diego's Janelle Shane explains how just one of these particles can ruin microscopic components.

  • A video game that teaches you how to code

    A video game that teaches you how to code

    Can video games be an effective teaching tool in the classroom? UC San Diego computer scientist Sarah Guthals believes they can be. With her startup ThoughtSTEM, she’s working with teachers to bring computer science into the K-12 curriculum.

  • Buck Fire, Riverside County, 2012

    Forecast for Southern California’s 2015 fire season

    Fire ecologist spells out what could be ahead for the Southland in this fourth year of severe drought. (Image courtesy of Cal Fire)

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  • Where man and nature collide

    The Road Ecology Center tracks the unfortunate end for many animals and birds on California's roads. The center's California Roadkill Observation System produces an interactive map of roadkill around the state.

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