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UC Berkeley Lichenologists Profiled by the New York Times

April 18, 2016
UC Berkeley scientists uncover more than 100 species of plants, mosses, lichens and more living in redwood trees.

Physicist Robert Birgeneau wins prestigious National Science Board award

April 21, 2016
UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, an internationally distinguished physicist and leader in the academic community, will head to Washington, D.C., next month where he will be honored with the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award.

Doudna named foreign member of UK’s Royal Society

May 2, 2016

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been named a foreign member of the prestigious Royal Society, a rare honor for a UC Berkeley faculty member.

Wired Reports on UC Berkeley Physicist's Balloon Research

May 20, 2016

Wired profiles Steven Boggs' research on super pressure balloon technology and how it can be applied to consistent, long-duration flights in space.

Neurophysiologist and philosopher Walter Freeman dies at 89

May 2, 2016

It is with great sadness that the Division of Biological Sciences announces the passing of Walter Jackson Freeman III, a neuroscientist and philosopher known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates our perception of the world.

Biologist Michael Rape receives Blavatnik award for young scientists

June 22, 2016

Developmental biologist Michael Rape is one of three winners of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists announced today in New York.

UC Berkeley scientists explore the mysteries of the fossil record

April 13, 2016
Why does North America have so many trees and so few elephants? The classic explanation is that the climate changed at the end of the Pleistocene in a way that favored denser forests, which extinguished the last of the megafauna between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago. However, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, Anthony Barnosky, feels there is more to the story.

UC Berkeley Researchers tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

March 7, 2016
UC Berkeley scientists have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. The study shows rapid rewiring in the rodents’ frontal brains after they learn by trial and error.

UC Berkeley scientists work to provide faster, more accurate tsunami warnings with GPS

February 16, 2016
According to UC Berkeley seismologists, GPS instruments already in place around the world could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a tsunami, allowing nearly 20 minutes more to evacuate coastal areas.