BGC in the News

Did volcanoes contribute to the demise of the dinosaurs?
CNN – February 21, 2019

Finding Time
The American Scholar – September 4, 2018

Strongest evidence of early humans butchering animals discovered in North Africa
Science – November 29, 2018

Earth's orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years
Science Daily – May 7, 2018

Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timeline
Technology.org – March 21, 2018

8,200 years ago, California's forecast was 150 years of rain
Popular Science – May 3, 2017

Geologists use radioactive clock to document longest earthquake record
Technology.org – June 28, 2017

Study Proposes Asteroid and Volcanic Eruptions Both Caused Dinosaur Extinction
Time – October 7, 2015

Volcanoes may have helped asteroid kill dinosaurs
SFGate – May 2, 2015

A Magnetic Topsy Turvy Earth—When North Becomes South
The Science Times – October 21, 2014

Skull Collection Helps Explain Early Neanderthal Evolution
The Scientist – June 19, 2014

The Time I Got Stranded in Antarctica
The Atlantic – January 7, 2014

Researchers Point to the Demise of the Dinosaurs
Science Friday – February 8, 2013

New proof that asteroid impact dealt the dinosaurs a quick death blow
NBC News – February 7, 2013

African foot fossil indicates another hominin species lived with Lucy
New York Times – March 29, 2012

Push to Define Year Sparks Time War
New Scientist – Apr. 27, 2011

Novel Technique Reveals How Glaciers Sculpted Their Valleys
US News and World Report – Apr. 4, 2011

Novel Technique Reveals How Glaciers Sculpted Their Valleys
Science Daily – April 3, 2011

New Predator 'Dawn Runner' Discovered in Early Dinosaur Graveyard
ScienceDaily – Jan. 13, 2011

3.6 Million-Year-Old 'Lucy' Relative Found
UPI.com – June 23, 2010

Study Links Climate Change to California Droughts
US News and World Report – Nov. 12, 2009

Ethiopian desert yields oldest hominid skeleton
UC Berkeley, CA - Oct. 1, 2009

Research Indicates Earlier Debut in Europe for Refined Stone Tools
New York Times - Sept. 5, 2009

Moon Rock Research Solves Some Longtime Puzzles
SFGate - Jan. 16, 2009

Humans 80,000 Years Older Than Previously Thought
National Geographic - Dec. 3, 2008 (Archived from original)

When Did Dinosaurs Go Extinct
Science Daily - April 28, 2008

Ethiopian fossils link ape-men with earlier hominids
UC Berkeley, CA - Apr 12, 2006

Glacial Pace Of Erosion Was Not So Slow, New Technique Shows
ScienceDaily - Dec. 12, 2005

Caltech researchers invent new technique for studying the thermal history of rocks
CalTech Media relations - Dec. 8, 2005 (Archived from original

Paul Renne received the N.L. Bowen Award
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology.
2005 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco - Dec. 6, 2005

Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought
UC Berkeley, CA - Nov. 30, 2005

'Four-billion-year chill' on Mars
BBC News - July 21, 2005

Fossils Place Chimp, Prehuman in Same Habitat
SFGate – Sept. 1, 2005

Anthropologists Find 4.5 Million-Year-Old Hominid Fossils In Ethiopia
ScienceDaily - Jan. 21, 2005

Marking Time is a Science at Berkeley Center
SFGate – Sept. 27, 2004

New Ethiopian Fossils Are From 6-Million-Year-Old Hominid Living Just After Split From Chimpanzees
ScienceDaily – Mar. 5, 2004