In the News

  • California gets funding for quake warning system

    ABC News

    $5 million has been allocated for the public alert system in a major spending bill approved by Congress.

  • Life's 'noise' decoded

    U-T San Diego

    Living things transmit precise information through a constantly internal environment. UC San Diego researchers say they've found a principle that could explain how this can take place.

  • Warming seas speed up melting Antarctic ice

    National Geographic

    UC Irvine research: As warm ocean water rises up to melt them, glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year.


  • Pie

    Make the best pie ever, using science

    You may have Grandma’s recipe for the perfect crust, but do you really know what goes on at the molecular level? UCLA biophysicist Amy Rowat shares some of the scientific aspects of apple pie and explains how you can apply these insights in the kitchen.

  • We Are Built to Be Kind

    We are built to be kind

    Psychologist Dacher Keltner from UC Berkeley seeks to better understand why people evolved pro-social emotions like empathy, compassion and gratitude.

  • 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)

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    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.