In the News
November 20, 2015
These five tips from scientists will help you in the kitchen this holiday season.
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 14, 2015
Researchers are optimistic about climate change solutions.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 12, 2015
Researchers from UC Davis and UC Cooperative Extension are testing a new method for capturing water by diverting it from rivers into Central Valley canals.
By revealing the complex science behind plant growth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers hope to replace food deserts — low-income urban areas that lack access to affordable, fresh food — with options to purchase local, sustainably produced vegetables at or below conventional market prices, grown using drastically less water and fertilizer than conventional agriculture. Read more
Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter.
Venture out into the fields of Salinas with Mark Bittman as he interviews UC Berkeley's Brenda Eskenazi. She leads the CHAMACOS study, which follows children born between 2000-02 and assesses the impact of pesticides and other environmental chemicals (like flame retardants) on their long-term health.
The effects of sugar can take your body down a vicious cycle known as metabolic syndrome. At UC Davis, Kimber Stanhope studies these effects to understand what sugar does to our body.
November 24, 2015
Phobos will likely slowly lose orbit and be shredded into pieces that will surround the red planet.
November 23, 2015
The advance could be an important new step in the effort to satisfy the world’s need for clean water.
UC Santa Barbara
November 18, 2015
An insulin pill in development shows early promise as a novel form of diabetes therapy.