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Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

11 hours 33 min ago
The roundworm C. elegans is helping scientists understand how the brain controls aging, including age-related muscle atrophy

Mighty California, the Super Tuesday kingmaker? Don’t bet on it.

Thu., 2020-02-20 04:00pm
'It’s difficult to see California as being decisive in the way that people who moved the primary forward hoped it would be,' one expert said

A must-read for parenting Gen Z, and tuning out the noise

Thu., 2020-02-20 12:36pm
Berkeley sociologist shares parenting tips on navigating an entirely new adolescence

How the monkeyflower gets its spots

Thu., 2020-02-20 10:46am
Study reveals the genetics behind the blooms’ eye-catching patterns, which serve as ‘landing pads’ for bees and other pollinators

Ehren Tool’s cups aren’t for sale. They’re for starting conversations — about war

Thu., 2020-02-20 09:00am
Since 2001, the ceramics studio manager at Berkeley has made nearly 22,000 clay cups decorated with war images, most of which he has given away or plans to give away

Professor pushes for diversity in teacher workforce

Tue., 2020-02-18 04:00pm
Travis Bristol has made it his life’s work to help recruit, support and retain more male teachers of color

Meet our new faculty: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, engineering

Tue., 2020-02-18 02:36pm
Name: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos Discipline: Engineering Degrees: B.S., University of Patras, 2003; M.S., UC Berkeley, 2004; Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2008 Research interests: My research focus is on assessing and mitigating the impact of multi-hazard stressors on

Meet our new faculty: Benjamin Blonder, environmental science

Tue., 2020-02-18 02:28pm
Name: Benjamin Blonder Discipline: Environmental science Degrees: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2014 Research interests: We predict how plant biodiversity responds to changing environments, using a mix of field, modeling and remote-sensing methods. Fun fact:I recently

Historian uncovers gynecology’s brutal roots in slavery

Sun., 2020-02-16 04:00pm
Q&A with Deirdre Cooper Owens, a professor in the history of medicine, who will speak at Berkeley on Friday, Feb. 21 at noon

Berkeley Talks: Journalist Jemele Hill on the intersection of sports and race

Fri., 2020-02-14 04:35pm
Reporter Hill discusses the NFL and Colin Kaepernick, what it's like reporting on sports as a black woman and how her life changed after President Trump tweeted about her

Breakthrough Listen scans Milky Way Galaxy for beacons of civilization

Fri., 2020-02-14 04:00pm
Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of new SETI data on radio emissions from the Milky Way, and looks for technosignatures around 20 nearby stars

Algorithms are better than people in predicting recidivism, study says

Fri., 2020-02-14 10:59am
Joint Stanford-Berkeley research could have far-reaching implications for U.S. criminal justice

Trump, Barr raise ‘enormous red flags’ over Justice Department neutrality

Thu., 2020-02-13 03:54pm
A high-level conflict over the sentencing of Roger Stone, political confidant to President Donald Trump, will come to a climax next week in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C. But for Berkeley Law professor Orin

Understanding the history of slavery through architecture

Thu., 2020-02-13 03:20pm
Q&A with Rodney Leon, designer of The Ark of Return, a U.N. slavery memorial, who will speak at UC Berkeley on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at noon

Huge bacteria-eating viruses narrow gap between life and non-life

Wed., 2020-02-12 10:00am
Large bacteriophages that dwarf the smallest bacteria also carry bacterial genes, including CRISPR and ribosomal proteins, blurring the line between living microbes and viral machines

Nine young faculty named 2020 Sloan Fellows

Wed., 2020-02-12 07:00am
Sloan Fellowships are prestigious, two-year appointments awarded to the best and the brightest U.S. and Canadian scientists

Coronavirus: Fear of Asians rooted in long American history of prejudicial policies

Tue., 2020-02-11 04:00pm
For 30 years, hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Japanese immigrants were detained on Angel Island before being deported or allowed into the country

Made of honor: History major secures plaque for Spanish Civil War hero

Tue., 2020-02-11 04:00pm
Historical marker now shows former home of one of Berkeley's "bravest" graduate students

Meet our new faculty: David Broockman, political science

Tue., 2020-02-11 12:50pm
Broockman studies how voters and politicians make decisions

Meet our new faculty: Polly Arnold, chemistry

Tue., 2020-02-11 12:50pm
Arnold's research is focused on exploratory synthetic chemistry of the f-block that challenges preconceived ideas of structure, reactivity and bonding