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High-speed microscope captures neuron fires

Using a newly developed camera: a microscope, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley have captured electrical and chemical signals flashing through...

Heat energy can travel through a complete vacuum

Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

Moisturizers may be turning your skin into ‘Swiss Cheese’

Researchers explain why some lotions do more harm than good.

Forest study shows how plants adapt to rising carbon dioxide

Study of the world’s tropical forests pinpoints how much water plants put back into the atmosphere compared to how much carbon they take up.

Milky Way’s central black hole puts theory of general relativity to the test

Almost a century later, Albert Einstein published his iconic theory of General relativity. Now, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have tested...

Physicists create exotic electron liquid

By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have made the first "electron liquid" at...

How does the human brain marks time?

Neurobiologists from the University of California have recently discovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. For this work, they took...

Researchers uncover a circuit for sadness in the human brain

Human brain networks that encode variation in the mood on naturalistic timescales remain largely unexplored. In a new study, scientists combined multi-site, semi-chronic, intracranial...

Scientists developed a neural network that operates on light

A group of scientists at the University of California has recently devised a new type of neural network that operates on light instead of...

Drought treatment reorganizes plants’ microbiomes

A new study by the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB) suggests that presenting sorghum plant to drought conditions may enrich of a distinct set...