Self-Driving Car Escapes Research Lab

Berkeley, CA – Researchers at the University reported this afternoon that their latest model experimental self driving car “went missing” from the autonomous vehicle test track about 4:30pm local time. The vehicle, described as a white two door compact sedan model was undergoing routine testing when it slowly exited the test facility, made a left […]

Study Finds Chimps Can Cook but They’re Too Tired After Work So They Just Order In

Seriously, this originally appeared on Slate @ Reuters: Researchers apparently found that chimpanzees have the mental ability to cook for themselves but just aren’t feelin’ it.  

Laid Off Geneticist Goes on Sequencing Rampage

Berkeley, CA – A genetics researcher who was informed that he was being laid off due to funding cut backs barricaded himself in a laboratory and went on a 36 hour gene sequencing spree. The scientist, who was not named by administrators, was reported by the University to be an experienced geneticist, and there was […]

Pluto’s Status Upgraded

With the imminent arrival of the NASA’s New Horizons space probe, public interest in our solar systems furthest “planet” has peaked. For decades, following the 1930 discovery of the planet Pluto, school children have made whimsical paper mache models of our solar system with nine planets. That all changed in 2006 when the  International Astronomical […]

Majority of Newborn Babies suffer from Bipolar Affective Disorder

Berkeley, CA – A recent study, published by the University, found that a surprisingly large percentage of babies, apparently, suffer from undiagnosed Bipolar Affective Disorder and that the numbers are even higher in newborns. The neurological condition, formerly known as manic depression, is characterized by periods of excitability and mania followed by deep depression. In […]

Science Fair Winners Disappointed By Lack Of Volcano Research Projects

Berkeley, CA – Three hundred junior high and high school science fair winners visited the University this week to learn about career opportunities in science. The students represented a broad cross section of schools from across the country and included mostly 8th-10th graders. The head of the University’s STEM outreach and education effort, Dr. Barb […]

Scientists Propose “Healthy” Soda Serving Sizes

Ingrid and Jakki with new “healthy-sized” sodas. A report out today from the University proposes new healthier portion sizes for sweetened and carbonated beverages. The new recommendations are based on evidence that humans rarely encountered such carbohydrate-dense foods in evolution and our bodies were just not designed for such a “wicked sugar rush”. Citing well […]

Molecular Biologists Unearth Race of Skeleton People

Berkeley, CA – A team of researchers from the University disclosed today that they have discovered what they believe to be a previously undescribed branch in the evolutionary tree that may, “revolutionize how we understand science and even the origins of life itself”. At a hastily organized news conference the project leader, Dr. Kai S. […]

5 Interview Tips for Getting an Internship in a Research Lab!

So you’ve landed the science job of your dreams…well at least an interview for an internship in a research lab that has an opening…now don’t blow it! Here are our five top tips for making the best impression! Avoid pointing out that the whole place has a weird background hum. Most science labs have some […]

Climate Change Frustrated by Lack of Acceptance

Berkeley , CA – Climate Change, a global phenomenon that potentially threatens the very existence of every living organism on the planet is disappointed with the level of engagement most people have with this world wide disaster in the making. Despite more than a century of effort to fundamentally alter the environment, Climate Change remains […]