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UPDATED: Plan for Fix 50, think about changing your commute

All of us have homework to do for the highway project that will tie up traffic in May and June

Arrest made in Tercero trespass and theft

Police put out crime alert with photos — and tips follow

Commencement attire for faculty, administrators

Materiel Management and bookstore are taking orders

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Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — now the world’s most widely grown spice crop — reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation — based on linguistic…

UC Davis takes action: California Drought website, UC Drought Summit April 25, and new campus plan

Garden with California poppies and a redbud bush

The University of California, Davis, is taking a number of aggressive measures to address the current statewide drought. These include: Preparing a Drought Response Action Plan, released this week, to cut campus water use by 20 percent during the drought state of emergency. Organizing a free,…

Scientists solve the case of the red abalone die-off using new tool: forensic genomics

Abalone shells among the rocks on a beach

In August 2011, thousands of dead red abalone washed up on the beaches of Sonoma County in Northern California. At the time, the cause was unknown, but scientists, including a biologist from the University of California, Davis, learned that a harmful algal bloom was to blame: the causative agent…

UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

Portrait of Alan Taylor with a dog statue at his back

UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1771 – 1832” (W.W. Norton) was called “a meticulous and insightful account of…

Reef fish arrived in two waves

Clown fish in vegetation

The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and after the mass extinction event about 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. Reef fish…

Double-headed motor protein offers new targets in cancer treatment

protein cells under a microscope

The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis — opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench in the machine and blocking runaway cell division in cancer. "The structure of kinesin-5 is…

Media tour: Last chance for white abalone? Tour captive breeding program at Bodega Bay

Reporters are invited to visit the white abalone captive breeding program today at the University of California, Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory. The program recently achieved the first successful captive spawning of the endangered white abalone in nearly a decade. View the facility where…

Transit of Venus viewing

Students and researchers gathering to view the transit of Venus across the Sun through a telescope outfitted with a solar filter.

$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in Central Valley

UC Davis professor Adela de la Torre, a national expert on Chicano and Latino health issues, today received a five-year, $4.8 million federal grant to discover the best ways to help Mexican-heritage children in California maintain healthy weights. The study, called "Niños Sanos, Familia Sana"…

'Virtual Haiti' demonstration

UC Davis geologists and computer scientists will demonstrate how they are using virtual reality technology at the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES) to study the effects of recent earthquakes in Haiti and Baja California.