Folk wisdom says to catch more Z's when we have a sneeze — and science agrees. A recent study showed that people sleeping less than 6 hours a night are 4x more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than those sleeping more than 7 hours. Find out how skipping sleep hurts the immune system via stop motion animation, by Nicholas Weiler and Lisa Marie Potter.
Earth's climate is changing, but scientists don't know how ecosystems will respond. UC Santa Cruz ecologists Barry Sinervo and Laurel Fox founded a climate observatory called ISEECI to study the impacts of climate change across the UC Natural Reserve System.