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Oct. 10 2013 7:07 PM

A Medical Lab in the Palm of Your Hand

Not everyone can visit a medical clinic—but almost anyone can use a cellphone. Learn how one professor is changing the field of medical testing by turning smartphones into portable laboratories.

Oct. 10 2013 6:59 PM

Have Researchers Discovered the Secret of Happiness?

Researchers have long considered happiness too complex an emotion to control. But one psychologist may have discovered the hidden origins of contentment—and a way to harness them for our own good.

Oct. 10 2013 6:47 PM

Making Memories, One Lie at a Time

Most of us believe our memories are infallible, but many come directly from our imagination. Read how one psychologist has learned to plant false memories—sometimes for our own good.

Oct. 10 2013 6:42 PM

Alien Life—On Our Own Planet

Scientists have discovered life in a subglacial lake long thought too barren to sustain as much as a microbe. What does that mean for the possibility of life on other planets?

June 20 2013 6:06 PM

Sunshine State: The University of California's Solar Breakthroughs

As nature calls time on fossil fuels, researchers at the University of California are finding credible alternatives to oil and coal. It's solar power's time to shine.

June 6 2013 4:38 PM

How the University of California Harnesses Nature’s Super Powers

From gecko-inspired climbing gear to robotic vehicles that can sprint over sand, University of California researchers are looking to the natural world for breakthrough ideas that can turn ordinary people into super humans.