The world's top 10 research universities
A new ranking recognizes the best educational institutions.
4. University of California, Berkeley
Sure, the place is well-known for having its fair share of folk rock and tie dye, but it's also a leader in science and technology. UC Berkeley scientists have discovered six chemical elements of the periodic table (californium, seaborgium, berkelium, einsteinium, fermium and lawrencium).
Yeah, you saw that: californium and berkelium. We looked it up, and the scientists who discovered it did indeed name them after their state and town. Talk about getting your name on the map; middle schoolers are going to have to memorize those words forever.