Posts Tagged ‘uc berkeley’

Hummingbird Evolution

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
hummbirds, evolution, birds, south america, diversification, UC Berkeley, Robert Dudley

Researchers are tracking hummingbirds’ remarkable evolution from millions of years ago to the future.

Bumblebees Reach New Heights

Monday, February 10th, 2014
bees, bumblebees, height, altitude, uc berkeley, robert dudley

New research suggests that bumblebees can fly higher than Mt. Everest.

Turkey Sensors

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
turkeys, colors, biomimicry, bioinspiration, uc berkeley, toxins, tnt, app, smart phone

By Molly Michelson UC Berkeley researchers demonstrate that we can be thankful for turkeys all year round. Did you know that turkeys change color depending on their mood? Well, turkey skin, it turns out, can shift from red to blue to white, thanks to bundles of collagen that are interspersed with a dense array of [...]

CalBug

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
UC Berkeley, Calbug, Rosemary Gillespie, essig, insects, bugs, collections, entomology, pollinators, water, california

Scientists across the state of California need your help studying insects collected over the past 130 years.

Billions of Earths?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
exoplanets, UC Berkeley, Earth, Earthlike, NASA, space, Kepler, Ames

Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

The Dark-Eyed Junco

Friday, October 18th, 2013
evolution, diversification, birds, juncos, dark, eye, eyes, yellow, north america, south america, indiana university, uc san diego

Want to witness evolution in action? Learn more about these abundant North American birds. Excerpts from Ordinary Extraordinary Junco.

Legless Lizards’ Lives

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
lizards, legless, reptiles, anniella, uc berkeley, museum of vertebrate zoology, uc, museum of paleontology, james, parham

Fascinating reptiles deserve fascinating names and homes!

California Legless Lizards

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
reptiles, lizards, snakes, legless, anniella, uc berkeley, fullerton, james, parham, california

Four new species of colorful legless lizards are described today.

Web Help

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
spiders, webs, silk, spider, uc berkeley, Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez, flight, lab, insects, charged, electric

When capturing insects in their webs, spiders get a little help from electricity…

Seeing a Fastball

Monday, May 13th, 2013
baseball, Giants, fastball, pitches, pitchers, tennis, vision, UC Berkeley, sight, mri

Can hitters really “see” a fastball’s trajectory?

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