A new process in the development of atomically thin materials could advance the development of transparent LED displays, efficient solar cells and tiny transistors. Engineers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have...Show More Summary
Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say 'prunes' rather than 'cheese,' so that they would smile less. By studying nearly 38,000 high-school yearbook photos taken since 1905, UC Berkeley researchers have shown just...Show More Summary
If you type “White Student Union” into Facebook, a number of choices surface. Not only does Facebook report that the term “White Student Union” was trending in the past five hours, as seen in the below photo, but a number of white student union pages pop up as a choice. Show More Summary
Maria Coelho, job market candidate at UC Berkeley, studied this topic and came up with this: This paper analyzes the effect of the introduction of financial transaction taxes in equity markets in France and Italy in 2012 and 2013, respectively, on asset returns, trading volume and market volatility. Using two natural experiments in a difference-in-differences […]
Tomorrow evening (11/20), San Francisco's de Young Museum will celebrate "100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area" with an event organized by UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg and Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation. Show More Summary
Air pollution poses a serious threat to human health, especially in developing countries like China where the quality of air is particularly bad. A recent study from UC Berkeley estimated that air pollution contributes to 1.6 million...Show More Summary
There was absolutely nothing noteworthy about Cal’s 85-67 thrashing of UC Santa Barbara last night in Berkeley, but if the Golden Bears are going to be the contender that they have been advertised as this preseason, that is without question a...Show More Summary
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. Show More Summary
A new study by researchers from UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) aims to determine if Uber and Lyft help reduce fossil fuel emissions. “Some hypothesize that...Show More Summary
By John Swartzberg How dogs and cats may help your heart. Back when she was younger and friskier, I used to bring my golden retriever with me to the UC Berkeley campus for some of my lectures. She'd plop her furry frame down next to me while I was speaking and flash her classic "golden smile" at the hall full of students. Show More Summary
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To the editor: Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau urges Californians to adopt a split property tax roll that would regularly reassess commercial property while preserving the Proposition 13 protections for homeowners. We should reject his idea. ("To fix California's colleges, reform...
Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter behind what is arguably Steven Spielberg’s most beloved film, died today following a long illness. She was 65. Born in Los Angeles in 1950, Mathison was a graduate of UC Berkeley. She broke into Hollywood...Show More Summary
Originally published on Skeptical Science. By Dana Nuccitelli A new study published in Nature by scientists at Stanford and UC Berkeley has made waves for its finding that thus far we have dramatically underestimated the damage human-caused climate change will do to the global economy. Show More Summary
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Topic: Academic Libraries Archives Technology In November, researchers at UC Berkeley will begin a three-year project to restore and translate thousands of century-old audio recordings of Native California Indians. The collection was...Show More Summary
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. For over 40 years in a row, Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world. Show More Summary
The argument against addressing climate change always has been fundamentally an economic one: we can't afford the needed disruptions to our fossil fuel-driven society. Now a trio of researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford have come to the opposite conclusion. In a paper just published in Nature,...
Earlier this month, news broke that astronomy professor Geoff Marcy, who discovered some of the first planets beyond our solar system, was formally investigated by UC Berkeley and found guilty of repeated sexual harassment and sexual assault of female students from 2001 to 2010. Despite these findings,...
Artificial intelligence startup Sentient announced Wednesday it hired three new executives, a sign the startup is growing quickly in a field larger tech firms like IBM and Google are fighting to dominate. Sentient brought on Andy Narayanan from IBM Watson to lead its visual intelligence. Show More Summary