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A telescope at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton. (CBS)

Lick Observatory Astronomers Discover ‘Supersized Earths’ Surrounding Relatively Nearby Star

Astronomers at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton have discovered three planets described as “supersized Earths” orbiting a star 54 light years away.

04/28/2015

A general view of California Memorial Stadium during a game between the California Golden Bears and the Northwestern Wildcats on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Dismisses Coach, Recruiter Arrested In Oakland Prostitution Sting

The University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting.

04/24/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Study Finds Drinking Sugary Beverages For Two Weeks Can Boost Heart Disease Risk Factors

In as little as two weeks, young men and women who drank beverages with high fructose corn syrup showed increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study from researchers at the University of California at Davis.

04/23/2015

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UC Researchers Find Overnight Fasting Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers with the University of California researchers have released a study that suggests overnight fasting could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women.

04/21/2015

A general view of California Memorial Stadium during a game between the California Golden Bears and the Northwestern Wildcats on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Cal Football Recruiter Arrested In Oakland Prostitution Sting

A top recruiter for the California football team has been placed on leave, after authorities said he was arrested in a prostitution sting last week.

04/20/2015

A striped skunk carcass on Asti Store Road off U.S. Highway 101 near Geyserville. (Lori Dudzik/UC Davis)

Study Of Roadkill Hot Spots Shows Bay Area Roadways Are ‘Ring Of Death’ For Wildlife

Busy freeways running alongside park land and marshes make San Francisco Bay Area roads a “ring of death” for wildlife, according to a new statewide roadkill report that tracks the deadliest traffic spots for wildlife.

04/15/2015

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

UC Student Health Center Doctors Launch Rare 4-Day Strike

Doctors who work at University of California student health centers are staging a rare four-day strike to protest what they claim is the university’s failure to negotiate a labor contract in good faith.

04/09/2015

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Napolitano Apologizes For Calling Disruptive UC Students’ Protest ‘Crap’

University of California President Janet Napolitano publicly apologized Thursday for referring to a UC student protest as ‘crap’ the day before.

03/19/2015

Protesters removed their clothes as part of a protest against proposed University of California tuition hikes during a meeting at UCSF on March 18, 2015. (Paul Chinn / San Francisco Chronicle)

Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have To Listen To This Crap’ As Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes

University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as students protested potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.

03/18/2015

Invitation to dinner honoring former CPUC President Michael Peevey on February 12, 2015. (Office of State Sen. Jerry Hill)

$55,000 Raised From Farewell Dinner For Former CPUC President Michael Peevey Won’t Go To UC School Of Public Policy

The University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy will not receive any of the money raised from last month’s dinner held in San Francisco.

03/18/2015

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