New evidence claimed for dark matter

Physicists say they've found more evidence for the existence of dark matter, in the form of gamma rays emanating from the center of the galaxy.

World's lightest material created

A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material – about one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam.

Galactic collisions shaped Milky Way

UC Irvine astronomers have shown how the Milky Way galaxy's iconic spiral arms were formed - through an intergalactic collision.

Methane levels taper off - but why?

There was a leveling off of the amount of methane in the atmosphere towards the end of the last century - and scientists can't agree on why it happened.

'Eco' lights could cause cancer

LEDs are one of the few types of lighting that actually give you enough light to see by, while still being good for the environment... or maybe not.

Team builds effective antibodies from plastic

UC Irvine researchers have created the first 'plastic antibodies' and  successfully tested them in mice.