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Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschool, childcare settings

Study finds hazardous flame retardants in preschool, childcare settings May 15, 2014:

A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors in preschools and daycare centers, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous.

Media Advisory: Major international sporting event at Memorial Stadium

Media Advisory: Major international sporting event at Memorial Stadium May 8, 2014:

A news conference to announce a major international sporting event to be held on the University of California, Berkeley, campus this summer.

Polar bear genome gives new insight into adaptations to high-fat diet

Polar bear genome gives new insight into adaptations to high-fat diet May 8, 2014:

The polar bear diverged from the brown bear, or grizzly, as recently as several hundred thousand years ago, according to a genome comparison by UC Berkeley, Chinese and Danish researchers. They pinpointed genes involved in fat metabolism that could provide insights that will help humans deal with health problems caused by high-fat diets.

Media Advisory: Panel discussion with four Nobel laureates

Media Advisory: Panel discussion with four Nobel laureates April 8, 2014:

UC Berkeley’s newest speaker series “Berkeley Talks: Thought Leaders in Conversation,” Chancellor Nicholas Dirks will gather four of UC Berkeley’s Nobel Laureates to moderate an enlightening dialogue on the role of science in modern society.

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’ April 7, 2014:

“Transcendence” director Wally Pfister, Oscar-winning cinematographer (“Inception”), will come to UC Berkeley for a screening of exclusive clips and audience Q&A of the movie about a leading artificial intelligence researcher, played by Johnny Depp, creating sentient machines. Pfister will join Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, pioneering neuroengineering experts at UC Berkeley and technical consultants for the movie. They plan to discuss the science behind the movie.