Berkeley

Varsity Rocketry

The Race to Launch the First Student-Built Rocket into Space Is On

Rocketry teams compete for the milestone of becoming the first student team to reach space.
Becky Ferreira
2.23.18
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
2.14.18
first amendment

Berkeley Doesn't Have to Choose Between Social Justice and Free Speech

Framing the controversy in terms of “classic” trolling rhetoric allows us to talk about more than just free speech.
Whitney Phillips
9.26.17
humans of the year

Physicist Mary Gaillard Has Spent Over Three Decades Fighting For Women in Science

She was Berkeley's first tenured female physics professor, and she's still fighting for equality.
Farnia Fekri
4.5.17
Berkeley

This Is How the CRISPR Trial Will Determine Our Future

Two big institutions are at odds over one of the biggest intellectual rights debate in this century.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.8.16
Berkeley

The 'Rationality' Workshop That Teaches People to Think More Like Computers

The Center For Applied Rationality wants to help humans make better choices.
Louise Matsakis
5.17.16
Space

Supermassive Black Holes May Be All Over the Damn Place

According to astronomers, even the quietest regions of space may be populated by sky-chewing black holes.
Michael Byrne
4.6.16
News

Berkeley Astronomer Geoff Marcy Will Resign After Sexually Harassing Students

A world-famous astronomer will leave the university after he admitted to sexually harassing at least four students.
Jason Koebler
10.14.15
copyright

From Pacemakers to Driverless Cars, the Absurdity of Banning Reverse Engineering

DMCA exemption filings offer a bleak look at IP copyright.
Michael Byrne
7.5.15
Space

How a Bunch of Tiny Robots Will Help Crack Dark Energy

Automating the tedious work of manually resetting thousands of fiber-optic cables at a time.
Michael Byrne
6.28.15
robots

Nothing Stands in the Way of an Exoskeleton-Clad Cockroach Bot

Watch cockroach bots scuttle through obstacles with ease.
Emiko Jozuka
6.23.15
Space

These Runaway Stars Went Supernova in Deep-Space

Life in intergalactic space has its bonuses ... until your star explodes.
Becky Ferreira
6.6.15
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