• Science Fiction Writers on Writing Science

    Science Fiction Writers on Writing Science

    I read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton recently, and as someone who had never seen the movie, I was pleasantly surprised by the plausibility of the science he used to reconstruct his dinosaurs. The genetic engineering was reasonably accurate, and the dinosaur behavior was consistent with the current models. For those of you who have […]

  • Women in Science: Bay Area Machine Learning Extravaganza

    Women in Science: Bay Area Machine Learning Extravaganza

    The UC Berkeley graduate student run group Bay Area Women in Machine Learning and Data Science will be hosting their first meeting next Wednesday, January 28th at 5:30 PM in 560 Evans Hall.  For more information, see this meetup posting or the group page. Speakers include Dr. Laura Waller, a UC Berkeley assistant professor in […]

  • In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind

    In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind

    Image: Zebrafish embryo, 27.5 hours post-fertilization. Ho-Wen Chen. The evolution of vision was one of the most effective advances in the evolution of animal life: the vast majority of animals have eyes, and many animals, humans included, have made vision their go-to sense for perceiving the world. But light perception doesn’t always depend on eyes (think […]

  • 2014 Year in Review

    2014 Year in Review

    The International year of crystallography has seen many innovations and exciting scientific advancements.  Science has announced Rosetta’s Philae to be the breakthrough of the year. While we leave it to the big-wigs to round up the most exciting research across the globe in 2014, here is a smattering of some of the great science that […]

  • Putting a bird on it

    Putting a bird on it

    Here at the Berkeley Science Review, the design team works hard to find beautiful ways to visualize data and deconstruct a challenging concept or large body of work into an infographic. Title images, however, are meant to capture the spirit of the article, and are often the place where the designers can let loose. While the cover […]

  • Issue 27 is here!

    Issue 27 is here!

    Hello BSR readers – it is with great pleasure that we announce the 27th edition of the Berkeley Science Review. Below you’ll find our Letter from the Editor for this edition, which details some of the great content you can find on the web. Did I mention that all of this content is now live […]

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