In the News
January 8, 2015
A Q&A with UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig about sugar.
January 2, 2015
With hundreds of thousands of acres of irrigated cropland removed from production this summer, the state expects losses in crop revenue, dairy and livestock value, and added costs from well-pumping.
New York Times
December 23, 2014
Roundtable discussion — including UC Davis sociologist Elizabeth Sweet — addresses the gendered marketing of toys.
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.
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 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.
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.
UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz
January 30, 2015
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.
January 29, 2015
Geographer warns that for the past four decades, global warming — in the guise of heat waves — has been amplified in cities.
UC San Diego
January 29, 2015
Researchers from UC San Diego and UC San Francisco join forces to determine how all of the components of a cancer cell interact.