Category: BSJ Staff

  • Recent Breakthroughs in the World of 2D Materials

    Recent Breakthroughs in the World of 2D Materials

    Author: Kevin P. Nuckolls In the past few years, the search for new and exciting two-dimensional materials has taken over both the field of material science and nanotechnology. These materials have displayed previously unimaginable characteristics, including their novel electronic properties or extraordinary mechanical characteristics, making them some of the best candidates for solving some of…

  • Earth Week 2015: How you can help

    Every year, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to mark the anniversary of a movement that started in 1970. The founder, Gaylord Nelson, then a US Senator of Wisconsin, thought of the idea after the 1969 massive oil spills in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement (much of which started here…

  • Editor’s Picks

    Light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave has confused us all since the theory was proposed. For the first time, scientists have captured a photograph of light behaving as both a particle and a wave, using electrons to image the light. Ever wonder why you really can’t eat just one potato chip?…

  • Professor Jennifer Doudna explains RNA Therapeutics and DNA Editing

    [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qECgqd6wJb0[/embedyt] Professor Jennifer Doudna explains some of her discoveries in RNA therapeutics and DNA editing at the World Economic Forum. Read her original publication here – or, if that gets too technical, read this article that delves into the story behind her research.

  • Editor’s Picks

    After a hiatus of nearly a year, Berkeley Scientific Journal is proud to announce that our blog is back! Our aim is to provide a platform for young scientists to discuss issues they are passionate about, and share their thoughts with the public. “Editor’s Picks” is a new series of posts that will regularly feature…

  • Science of Stress – Berkeley Scientific Journal’s Fall 2013 Issue

    This post is cross-posted with The PLoS Student Blog Twice each year, Berkeley Scientific publishes undergraduate research, interviews with distinguished Cal faculty, and feature articles spanning diverse scientific disciplines. If you are a student and are in the midst of studying for final exams, stress is not an uncommon feeling. In this semester’s issue, we chose to explore…

  • Big vs small: Brilliant Supernovae and Immortal Cells

    The death of a star is a spectacular event. Check out our interview with 9 time UC Berkeley “Best Professor” Alex Filippenko about star collapse and the formation of brilliant supernovae. Check it out here. Telomeres are short, repeating units of DNA at the end of chromosomes and have been associated with aging. On the other…

  • Welcome to our blog!

    Here at Berkeley Scientific Journal, we strive to make science understandable and interesting to everyone, not only scientists and science students. Starting November, our talented undergraduate staff will write about hot topics in science, ethical dilemmas we constantly face in the scientific world, and small ideas you can follow to be more engaged and informed…