Pundits around the nation have been calling for overhaul of the century-old rules that govern California’s recall elections, since even before the petition to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom reached the ballot box. Political leaders are now pushing ahead. But what do ordinary voters think and want?
Is there a "CalExodus"? A UC San Diego survey finds no increase, over 2019, in residents who say they plan to leave. A companion report analyzing Google trends data suggests they aren’t secretly searching for move-related terms either.
It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The study is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.
It’s hard to deny there are social and environmental challenges at the San Diego-Tijuana border. But where some fold their hands in despair or show up to protest vociferously yet briefly, others see vibrant opportunities and stay to do the hard work of addressing the challenges.
How do we choose who to be friends with? How do we decide who is part of our in-group? These are the timely and timeless questions that Haleh Yazdi explores in her research at UC San Diego as a Ph.D. student in psychology. Presenting on this work earned her the title of 2021 Grad SLAM campus champ.
Researchers show for the first time that selecting innocent fillers for police lineups who match a basic description of the suspect but whose faces are less similar, rather than more, leads to better outcomes than traditional approaches in the field. Eyewitness performance improved by about 10%.
Rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021, when a joint session of Congress gathered to record the Electoral College votes in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. These faculty members study these matters closely, yet they are all still digesting the news, too. These are…
This wasn’t Noah’s flood. But it was still a catastrophic event that profoundly changed the landscape and could have given rise to legends, too. Study identifies oldest known paleo tsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The pandemic has changed a lot of things. UC San Diego’s Partners at Learning is no exception. In a typical year, the university’s largest service-learning program connects about 500 undergraduates with more than 40 schools and organizations in under-resourced and underserved San Diego communities.
The open-access book “Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility”—which casts global climate change as a public-health crisis—was never meant to just sit on a shelf or in a hard drive.