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Read Issue 30 of the BSR on your tablet!

Issue 30 of the Berkeley Science Review is now available on the Mac app store (for iPad), Google play (for Android), and the Amazon app store (for Kindle). The app versions are full of interactive content – like videos, slideshows, animations, related reading, and extra photos – not found in our print issue. Enjoy the beautiful

Issue 30 is here!

All of us at the BSR are proud to announce the release of the latest edition of the Berkeley Science Review. Issue 30 covers all kinds of great topics, and we’re excited to share it with you. As always, we want to thank everyone who gave their time to edit, write, design, code, and manage the

Simulating Volcanic Catastrophes

The Earth has undergone at least seven mass extinctions. During these catastrophes, entire species are erased, resulting in gaps in fossil records across the planet. Recently, UC Berkeley geologist Stephen Self, along with team members from 10 institutions, tested a long-standing theory that volcanic eruptions caused mass extinctions. One type of volcanic eruption, called a