Science & Tech
Ken Goldberg Isn’t Scared of Artificial IntelligenceBy Coby McDonald
Robots can do a great many things, but they can’t make art. That view, common even among AI boosters, has taken a hit.
Walk of LifeBy Pat Joseph
According to what has long been the dominant theory, the first humans to settle North America arrived via the Aleutian land bridge from Asia sometime between 16,000 and 13,000 years ago, after Ice Age glaciers receded.
Blog Calls out Bogus DataBy Pat Joseph
It was a new wrinkle in a bombshell story. Not one, but two superstar researchers appear to have independently faked data for two separate, highly publicized studies about (irony of ironies!)
How to Turn Desert Air Into WaterBy Esther Oh
Metal organic frameworks offer solutions to "the greatest problems facing our planet."
What Your Brain Sounds Like On MusicBy Pat Joseph
Using artificial intelligence software, Berkeley scientists successfully reconstructed the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall” from recordings made of electrical activity in patients’ brains as they listened.
Same Bat ChannelBy Margie Cullen
Bats, they’re just like us!
Hot and Getting HotterBy Pat Joseph
Goodell examines the most obvious effect of warming: Extreme heat.
The Edge Episode 24: Long COVID with Dr. Kim Rhoads
With the end of the public health emergency and a sudden disappearance of the once-ubiquitous masks, it’s easy to feel like the pandemic is, well, over. But some would strongly disagree with that prognosis—and one group in particular: people suffering from the lasting effects of long COVID.
Berkeley Will Burn AgainBy Margie Cullen
When 24-year-old Hildegarde Flanner and her mother first noticed the scent of smoke coming down from the eucalyptus groves on the hills above their home in Berkeley on September 17, 1923, they watched it with curiosity, rather than fear. But less than an hour later, the darkening plume pushed them to vacate.
Want to Solve the Climate Crisis? Invest in AfricaBy David Silverberg
As Deputy Director of World Resources Institute Africa, Shirley is on a mission to accelerate the continent’s clean energy industry and spread awareness about the paltry financing the sector currently attracts.
The Day After OppenheimerBy Elena Cavender
In late May of 2022, UC Berkeley entered a time machine.
The Edge Episode 23: Cosmology with Sarafina Nance
Berkeley astrophysicist Sarafina El-Badry Nance, has dedicated her life to studying really big exploding stars and what they tell us about our ever-expanding universe. She joins us this episode to talk about her own path to star-gazing and the big, existential questions that keep her eyes to the sky.