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Flies meet gruesome end under influence of puppeteer fungus

Carolyn Elya discovered the puppet-master on the balcony of her Berkeley apartment. It was a fungus that infects fruit flies, invading their nervous system...

Video: Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction.Researchers at UC Berkeley found...
Cardiovascular health a problem in U.S.

The science of love … and why some couples last for...

Love can be a battlefield. So what makes a successful relationship?Psychologist Robert Levenson (known for his work on the “marry me” gene) and his team...

Novel instrument probes close binary stars, may soon image exoplanets

Most stars in the galaxy are surrounded by swirling disks of dust, circling planets or other orbiting stars, yet astronomers have a hard time...

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...

Wedded bliss or blues? Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others?Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue...

Solar energy could supply one-third of power in U.S. West

Low-cost solar power could supply more than a third of all energy needs in the Western U.S., if the nation can hit its targets...

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,...

Sleepless nights can turn lovers into fighters

Relationship problems can keep us awake at night. But new research from UC Berkeley suggests that sleepless nights also can worsen lovers’ fights.UC Berkeley...

Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anticipatory anxiety

UC Berkeley researchers have found that a lack of sleep, which is common in anxiety disorders, may play a key role in ramping up...

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