Scientists solve 30-year-old aurora borealis mystery

UCLA space scientists and colleagues have identified the mechanism that leads to the explosive release of energy that causes the spectacular brightening of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.

New U.S. Poet Laureate is two-time UCLA Graduate

Kay Ryan, who July 17 was named the poet laureate of the United States, graduated with degrees in English from UCLA in the 1960s.

Scientists learn how what you eat affects your brain

In addition to helping protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the brain and ward off mental disorders, according to a UCLA study.