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Forever Valentine: Study shows marriage gets better in old age

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage – and then what? That was the question bugging UC Berkeley psychologist...

Discovery opens up new areas of microbiology, evolutionary biology

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis...

Secret-keeping is exhausting

Stress from having to keep a secret – one’s sexual orientation, for example, or simply a forbidden word – can cause lapses in physical...

Teen night owls likely to perform worse academically, emotionally

Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to...

Time is ripe for fire detection satellite

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them...

A path to better CO2 scrubbers

Scientists would like to apply the same principles by which baking soda removes food odors from refrigerators or silica powder keeps moisture away from...

Climate change, violence escalation a match made in hell

Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as...

Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch by lighting up

A new milestone by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can help robots become more touchy-feely, literally. A research team led by Ali Javey,...

Spider webs more effective at ensnaring charged insects

Flapping insects build up an electrical charge that may make them more easily snared by spider webs, according to a new study by University...

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