Stanford, California - Stanford University today launched the Stanford Cyber Initiative to apply broad campus expertise to the diverse challenges and opportunities that cybersecurity, cyberspace and networked information pose to humanity.

Stanford, California - Computer software only recently became smart enough to recognize objects in photographs. Now, Stanford researchers using machine learning have created a system that takes the next step, writing a simple story of what's happening in any digital image.

Stanford, California - When it comes to spending quality family time together, text messaging doesn't have to be a villain. It could be an enabler.

Berkeley, California - The UC Board of Regents voted to authorize systemwide tuition increases of up to 5 percent per year through 2019-20, an amount President Janet Napolitano said could be reduced or eliminated entirely if the state provides sufficient revenue.

Berkeley, California - For the first time in 30 years, a new species of mushroom has been discovered on the UC Berkeley campus, to the delight of the researchers who found it.

Berkeley, California - With the gusto of wine enthusiasts in a tasting room, Philip Stark and Tom Carlson eye, sniff and sample their selections, pronouncing them “robust,” “lovely,” “voluptuous” - and even “just beyond words.” The undergraduate students with them flock close, curious.