What is war good for? Sparking civilization, suggest UCLA archaeology findings

A new study produced by scholars in the College suggests that warfare between the fifth century B.C. and the first century A.D. likely shaped the development of the first settlement that would classify as a civilization in the Titicaca basin of southern Peru.

Being small has its advantages, if you are a leaf

The size of leaves can vary by a factor of 1,000, but until now, the reason why has remained a mystery. A new study by an international team led by UCLA life scientists goes a long way toward solving it.

Creating knowledge through research — as undergraduates

Many students in the College participate in research as undergraduates, taking major roles in important studies and publishing their findings even before they graduate.