June 16, 2015
Bioengineers 'put ignition switch onto a handful of the bacteria’s essential genes' to prevent their accidental escape.
In the News
July 1, 2015
If you run into an old friend at the train station, your memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw them. For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's brains.
June 24, 2015
Study, co-authored by a UC Berkeley professor, suggests that smiling at or sharing a positive moment with someone of another race can have a big impact on others.
Al Jazeera America
June 12, 2015
UC Santa Cruz arboretum works with local tribes to apply traditional knowledge of forest stewardship to preserve water and create wildfire buffers.
Fire ecologist spells out what could be ahead for the Southland in this fourth year of severe drought. (Image courtesy of Cal Fire)
Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.
Gregory Weiss, UC Irvine chemistry professor, talks about 'unboiling' egg white proteins and returning them to their original state. The ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs and dramatically reduce the costs for cancer treatments.
The iron in our blood, the silicon in your computer, the oxygen that we breath — all of those elements were synthesized inside a star. UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz walks us through the process from a star's beginning to its death.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
July 6, 2015
Study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis — plus they're cost effective.
UC Santa Barbara via The Conversation
July 1, 2015
In recent years, a host of charismatic wild species have returned to American cities in numbers not seen for generations.
June 30, 2015
Method modifies immune cells to attack the virus and could be used to treat other diseases.