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May 24, 2019

Where do new stars form in galaxies?

Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way are studded with cold clouds of hydrogen gas and dust, like chocolate chips in a loaded Toll House cookie. Astronomers have long focused on these so-called molecular clouds, suspecting that they are hotspots for star formation. But are they?

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May 29, 2019
America's national parks are proving especially vulnerable to human-caused climate change, a study led by associate adjunct environmental science, policy, and management professor Patrick Gonzalez found last year. The researchers noted…
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May 29, 2019
Racial segregation in the Bay Area was more pronounced in 2010 than it was in 1970, according to a new report from the Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Co-authors Stephen Menendian, the institute's director of…
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May 28, 2019
Doubt is the driver of curiosity and the urge to learn, suggests a new study by Berkeley researchers. "It's very in vogue to talk about curiosity as a strategy to increase learning, but it's unclear how to engage people's curiosity," says