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The war against junk food has been picking up steam in the U.S.
After a ban on partially hydrogenated oils, advertisements in San Francisco for sugary …San Francisco Bay Area
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with Dacher …Happiness
IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Jordan Gray is just eight years old, but she is already more than familiar with having to undergo procedures in the hospital. …Kids
Last month, Professor John Bowers returned from an adventure that took him to places as vast and remote as the Great Basin Desert, the Gila …Energy Efficiency
From App Design to a New “IT for Sustainability” Course: One Ph.D. Student’s Mission to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
Climate change is “the defining …Carbon
UC Santa Barbara chemical engineering professor Michelle O’Malley was named by MIT Technology Review as one of its 2015 top Innovators Under 35. The …
Supporting the centerScripps Institution of Oceanography seeks additional support for programs and activities at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Learn more about giving to the center here or call (858) 822-1865.
University of California, San Diego announced on Monday (Aug. 24) …Climate
Four sites with dedicated transgender youth clinics to examine long-term treatment effects.
By Juliana Bunim, UC San Francisco
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7 million for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the long-term outcomes of …UC Berkeley
Organic is everywhere. Since the early 1970s, the label has moved from an agricultural outlier to the American mainstream, from chain stores to the …Agriculture
Biodynamic pioneer Alan Chadwick turned America on to radical growing methods—influencing everyone from Alice Waters to winemakers Fetzer and Frey. …
The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.
In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about …Agriculture
The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by
The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, …Agriculture
We would all love a simple weight-loss plan. Beyond carbs and fats, some studies have hinted that a key group of gut microbes — from the phylum Firmicutes — might be more common among people who are overweight.
Thinner people, these studies suggest, might have more bacteria from the phylum known as …Life Sciences
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically …UC Berkeley
Two UC Berkeley alumnae who are doing potentially life-saving research and development have made MIT Technology Review’s 2015 list of “35 Innovators …Berkeley
When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet.
"Are you sticking to vegan food?" they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety.
For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs …Vegan Recipes
Californians are all too familiar with what happens when water is not treated as the precious resource it is. But most of us are unaware of the …Food
Paramedic Jacob Modglin parks on a palm-lined street in Oxnard and jumps out of his ambulance. He is prepared for any kind of emergency.
But his patient is standing in the driveway of a one-story house, holding a thermos, and smiling. It's time for his 8 p.m. appointment.
Modglin is part of a new …Medicine
Organic is everywhere. Since the early 1970s, the label has moved from an agricultural outlier to the American mainstream, from chain stores to the local farmers market.
Thanks in large part to UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Lipson (Merrill, '81, environmental studies), American consumers today can …Organic Food
Last summer, a narrow, rock-rimmed stretch of the Sacramento River near here turned into a mass graveyard for baby salmon.
Upstream releases of water from Shasta Dam were so warm that virtually an entire generation of endangered winter-run Chinook was wiped out. The eggs never hatched, or if they …Fish
Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean?
Not much, according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have been numerous bacterial …Vegetables
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research …Weather
UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend.
A university team of physicians, veterinarians and animal behaviorists has begun training a pair of very special canines who may represent high-tech health care on four feet in …Cancer
Arachnophobes fearful of spiders jumping, creeping or falling into their beds now have something new to worry about. Some spiders might also glide in through the window.
A group of biologists working in Panama and Peru have discovered a type of nocturnal hunting spider, about two inches across, that …Insects
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University of California campuses are among the nation's very best when it comes to how well they serve the public interest, according to new …College & University
When people think about antennas, they often picture old television sets with “rabbit ears” – two metal rods poking above the screen. Essentially, antennas are devices that allow the wireless transfer or reception of radio signals. They come in various sizes and shapes. For instance, it’s your …Antenna
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When Eunice Gonzalez graduated from UCLA in June, it was an important, odds-defying moment—and the …Strawberries
Few can forget the photos and videos of apocalyptic destruction a tsunami caused in 2011 in Sendai, Japan. Could Ventura and Oxnard in California be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami? Yes, albeit on a much smaller scale than the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, …Tsunamis
Former president Jimmy Carter on Thursday detailed an array of treatments, including radiation, that he will undergo for the melanoma doctors discovered in his liver and brain.
But he also mentioned that he had received an infusion of pembrolizumab, better known as Keytruda, which is among the first …Cancer