Tackling the Teen Sleep CrisisBy Laura Smith
Five questions with Lisa L. Lewis '89, Author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen
Think your ideas are your own? Think again.By Meher Bhatia
While most of us like to think we come by our beliefs independently, new research out of Berkeley suggests otherwise.
“I am a minimally speaking autistic person who was not expected to go to college.” Now he’s getting his PhDBy Hari Srinivasan ’22 as told to Laura Smith
I was not expected to go to college.
An Orchestra Conductor, Covid Vaccinations Without the Poke, and a Roma ActivistBy Martin Snapp
Although he’s still in his twenties, Stefano Flavoni ’15 is already making his mark on the classical music scene.
Don’t Bother Trying to Debate Politics with That Uncle this ThanksgivingBy Maia Nehme
A new study by a Berkeley political scientist challenges the long-held assumption that bipartisan interactions inevitably decrease divisions between voters.
The Man Who Loved DDTBy Elena Conis
Berkeley biochemist Tom Jukes was an ardent conservationist and life member of the Sierra Club, but he just didn’t get 1960s environmentalism. The thing that bugged him most about the movement was its “emotional binge” against the pesticide DDT.
Into the Ishi WildernessBy Laura Smith
To get to the Ishi Wilderness you’ll want a full tank of gas and four-wheel-drive. Even then, you should be willing to ditch the car and walk. The approximately 41,000-acre wilderness area is located in the Lassen National Forest in a remote part of the southern Cascade foothills northeast of Chico, within sight of Mount Lassen.
Animals Drink Alcohol TooBy Margie Cullen
Humans have many things in common with monkeys: large brains, hands that can grasp objects, complex social groups. A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science confirms another commonality: a taste for alcohol.
Beware Second Hand Bong SmokeBy Krissy Waite
Most people today recognize the health risks of inhaling tobacco smoke, even secondhand. Fewer are aware of the dangers of cannabis smoke.
Snapp ChatsBy Martin Snapp
After graduating from Berkeley Law in 2014, Yoana Tchoukleva, J.D. ’14, served in many roles before she found her dream job: setting up the Restorative Justice Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Sight UnseenBy Leah Worthington and Illustration by David Junkin
The paradox of blindsight might unlock the mystery of consciousness.
Unpacking PTSDBy Dhoha Bareche
A study led by researchers from Berkeley and UCSF may help explain why some people are more resilient to traumatic stress than others and lead to possible therapies. Published in December in the journal Translational Psychiatry, the study found a link between increased myelination in the brain’s gray matter and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).