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Woman standing in smoky air from wildfire

How much wildfire smoke is infiltrating our homes?

While many of us are reducing our exposure to wildfire smoke by staying inside, keeping windows closed and running air filtration systems on smoky days, data remains limited on how well these efforts are paying off.


Cat with food puzzle

UC research: Cats prefer to get free meals

When given the choice between a free meal and performing a task for a meal, cats would prefer the meal that doesn’t require much effort.


This spotted gar in the Louisiana Bayou is an ancient and native fish species.

Cultural biases impact native fish, too

From art to religion to land use, much of what is deemed valuable in the United States was shaped centuries ago by the white male perspective. Fish, it turns out, are no exception.


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Why you can’t sleep, and how to deal

UCSF sleep scientists share the reasons you're struggling to stay down, healthy habits you can count on for relief and popular myths to avoid.


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UCSF researchers share good news for coffee drinkers

In the largest study of its kind, an investigation by UC San Francisco has found no evidence that moderate coffee consumption can cause cardiac arrhythmia.


Woman receiving COVID-19 vaccine wearing mask

COVID-19: How UC mobilized the response of a lifetime

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded — and our university's pivotal role in the research, technology and patient care that has taken us from crisis to cure.


UC research: Berkeley Lab’s infinitely recyclable plastic

A Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to develop a game-changing plastic that, unlike traditional plastics, can be recycled indefinitely and is not made from petroleum. 


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How daydreaming may boost creativity

Science suggests that mind-wandering freely to more pleasant and playful thoughts may improve our mood and foster creativity.


How research is helping win the fight for trans rights

According to UCLA researchers, there are many reasons to be hopeful about trans rights — despite a flurry of anti-trans legislation in the U.S.


Firefighters battling a California wildfire

UC experts come together to address California wildfires

A June 4 symposium brought together faculty members and research scientists from throughout the UC system to work on finding solutions to one of our state’s biggest challenges.