Los Angeles, California - Californians are more likely to see immigrants as positive for American society compared to the U.S. as a whole, according to a USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey. Fifty-nine percent of California voters, compared to 49 percent of U.S. voters, reported that immigrants strengthen society, while 35 percent of California voters and 43 percent of U.S. voters said they weaken it.

Davis, California - When honeybees shift from nurse bees to foragers, or from caring for the brood to foraging for nectar and pollen, the bees “turn on” gene expression with products that protect against microorganisms and degrade toxins, three University of California, Davis, scientists have discovered.

Blue Lake, California - The situation is growing worse for fishers being poisoned by rodenticides on illegal marijuana grow sites in California, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, and the Integral Ecology Research Center, based in Blue Lake.

Stanford, California - In the lead-up to Spectre, the latest film in the decades-long James Bond spy thriller franchise opening this week, much of the recent buzz has centered on another long-running 007 tradition – the title song.

Stanford, California - As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the global food supply.

Berkeley, California - Four science instruments designed and built at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) provided key data to help NASA’s MAVEN mission determine the present rate at which Mars is losing its atmosphere to space.