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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.


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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.


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UC research update: Animals laugh, too

UCLA researchers have found that at least 65 species of animals demonstrate vocal play behavior similar to human laughter.


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Fig. 1 presents: Here’s why the COVID-19 vaccine is safe

COVID vaccines arrived with historic speed, but the science behind them isn’t knew. Here’s how we created them.


Kevin Pham explains his research on the political history of Vietnam during the 2019 Grad Slam competition.

Game’s on for Grad Slam: UC research explained in 3 minutes

UC graduate students spend years on their research, but this Friday, May 7, they’ll compete to wow viewers by summarizing their work in just three minutes.


Explore Philippine history with NAIPISA and APISA — first event on Wednesday

Two upcoming events from UCOP employee resource groups will highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.


UCLA’s newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Top row, from left: Terence Blanchard, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Barbara Geddes and Elisabeth Le Guin. Bottom row, from left: Kelly Lytle Hernández, Daniel Posner, Marilyn Raphael and Victoria Sork. (Photo by UCLA)

The National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences elect 36 new UC members

The prestigious academies recognize the excellence and leadership of researchers in their fields.