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A peek inside Ronald Rael’s 3D-printed ‘Cabin of Curiosities’

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:14
A first-of-its-kind creation, the 3D-printed building is water-tight, weather-proof and livable
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California’s cap-and-trade air quality benefits go mostly out of state

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:00
More than half of regulated industries increased emissions in California by purchasing offsets out of state, leading to increased pollution in poor and minority areas of California
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Odds of living to 110-plus level out — once you hit 105

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00
Death rates slow after 105, according to a study of nearly 4,000 extremely old Italians
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Tiny fossils give clues to origins of human social structure

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:23
Did humans lose grooming claws because we had each other to remove parasites?
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Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:00
Human activity is causing the planet’s mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study from UC Berkeley
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Soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00
Berkeley scientists discover hundreds of antibiotic-like genes by sequencing the genomes of all the microbes in a teaspoon of soil
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In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:00
UC Berkeley scientists demonstrated that their device can collect drinkable water from the air each day/night cycle
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June 14 launch of ICON satellite to probe the edge of space

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00
ICON will study the frontier of space: the dynamic zone high in our atmosphere where terrestrial weather from below meets space weather above.
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Restoring culturally relevant food systems to Native American and immigrant populations

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:22
The Karuk Tribe’s food system was broken almost overnight by a presidential act, and has yet to recover. Jennifer Sowerwine, an assistant Cooperative Extension specialist with the College of Natural Resources, believes it still can
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Closing coal, oil power plants leads to healthier babies

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00
Preterm birthrates dropped 20-25 percent when nearby power plants closed, providing an argument for replacing fossil fuel plants with renewable energy sources
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Flawed diamonds provide new approach to magnetic resonance imaging

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:59
Chemists develop technology that shows great promise for enhancing the signal from MRI and nuclear magnetic resonance using lasers without expensive magnets
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Hippo poop a growing problem in African rivers

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:05
As more water is diverted from rivers and lakes, hippos increasingly frolic in cesspools of their own making
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What we inherited from our bug-eating ancestors

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:00
Most mammals have one or more genes allowing them to digest the crunchy parts of insects, suggesting that our common ancestor in the Age of Dinosaurs was an insect eater
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Radar reveals details of mountain collapse after North Korea’s most recent nuclear test

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:00
Using synthetic aperture radar and seismic measurements, scientists determined that the underground nuclear explosion lowered the mountain 20 inches
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Reconnection tames the turbulent magnetic fields around Earth

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:00
Combining synthetic aperture radar with seismic measurements, geophysicists determine that Sept. 3 nuclear test pushed mountain surface outward up to 11 feet and left it 20 inches shorter
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Did last ice age affect breast feeding in Native Americans?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00
Tracing the genetics of a distinctive tooth shape in Native Americans, scientists discover link between mutation and the density of female breast tissue
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Enlarged spleen key to diving endurance of ‘sea nomads’

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
The Indonesian Bajau people spend much of their day underwater, and have adapted to long periods without air by developing spleens half again as large as those of non-diving groups
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Imported bullfrogs likely kicked off state epidemic of frog-killing fungus

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:45
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology helps track down culprit behind fungus that has devastated frog populations throughout California
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Calaveras Dam fossil trove gives researchers greatest local find in decades

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:14
The quality and size of discovery paints a detailed picture of the Bay Area 20 million years ago
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In ‘Gone City,’ geographer questions Silicon Valley’s boom times

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:00
Geographer's new book deconstructs the Bay Area's remarkable journey from the Gold Rush to its dominance at the top of the tech world
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