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  • juvenile abalone

    Spawning success for endangered white abalone

    Decades ago, abalone was a common seafood menu item, but overfishing wiped it from restaurants and the ocean. In 2012, the abalone breeding program at UC Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory had just 70 abalone. Since then, their shellfish number in the thousands.

  • Why science needs art

    UCSC's Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz gives us a glimpse of how he visualizes his research. Since much of what he studies is abstract calculations and theories, he shows us how important it is to have visuals to both explain and comprehend his work.

  • Power

    How power makes people selfish

    'Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,' said the British historian Lord Acton. Unfortunately, this is not entirely a myth. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner explains some of the ways in which power encourages individuals to act on their own whims, desires and impulses.

  • Where does gold come from?

    The iron in our blood or the oxygen that we breathe all formed during chemical reactions inside of a star. But when it comes to heavier elements such as gold, a different process might be at play. UC Santa Cruz's Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz has his own theory about where gold comes from in the universe — it may have to do with the spectacular explosions of supernovae.

  • Hopkins' rose nudibranch

    Roses bloom in tide pools

    UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz

    Bright pink, inch-long sea slugs have shown up in the highest numbers and northernmost locations reported since the El Niños of 1998 and 1983.

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    The heat's rising in cities


    Geographer warns that for the past four decades, global warming — in the guise of heat waves — has been amplified in cities.

  • Cancer cell mapping initiative launches

    UC San Diego

    Researchers from UC San Diego and UC San Francisco join forces to determine how all of the components of a cancer cell interact.