Davis, California - Mining millions of proteins could become faster and easier with a new technique that may also transform the enzyme-catalyst industry, according to University of California, Davis, researchers.

Davis, California - In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.

Stanford, California - Leaders from around the world will soon gather in Paris for a highly anticipated United Nations conference on climate change. Unlike previous talks, the 21st gathering of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change is widely believed to hold potential for major progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This, in turn, could prevent the world from passing a scientifically recognized point of no return for catastrophic warming.

Berkeley, California - Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball?

Stanford, California - Researchers from Stanford have advanced a long-standing problem in quantum physics – how to send "entangled" particles over long distances.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that some scientists suspect may cause the field to bottom out in 2,000 years, temporarily leaving the planet unprotected against damaging charged particles from the sun. This drop in intensity is associated with periodic geomagnetic field reversals, in which the Earth’s North and South magnetic poles flip polarity, and it could last for several thousand years before returning to a stable, shielding intensity.