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  • How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?

    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.

  • unboiling eggs

    Why unboil an egg?

    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 life of a star, explained in 1 minute

    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.

  • DNA

    Is the secret to a happy marriage in your DNA?

    Can something as simple and small as a gene impact something as complex as marriage? UC Berkeley researchers have found a link between relationship fulfillment and a gene variant, or allele, of the serotonin transporter gene.

  • Grad Slam LIVE!

    UC’s Grad Slam challenges graduate students to summarize their research in just three minutes – in a way that captivates and enlightens an audience. On May 4, 2015 in Oakland, the first-place winners from each of UC’s 10 campus compete to take home the systemwide prize.

  • space junk illustration

    Zapping away space junk

    UC Irvine

    A solution right out of sci-fi: shooting space debris with a laser mounted on the International Space Station.

  • shock wave, Sausage galaxy cluster

    Cosmic collisions wake up snoozing galaxies

    UC Davis

    When galaxy clusters collide, the resulting shockwave can “wake up” these dormant galaxies and drive a new generation of star formation.


  • 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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