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  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'

     An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'
    We generally think of climate change as a story of sky — of emitted gases, of atmospheric carbon levels, of storms. Author Kristin Ohlson would like to direct our gaze earthward, to take a long, hard look at the dirt beneath our feet. We may have...
  • Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system

    Discovery of new dwarf planet hints at other objects in solar system
    Planet-hunters scouring the heavens have found thousands of distant worlds around other stars, but astronomers may have overlooked one lurking much closer to home. Scientists searching for glimmers of light beyond Pluto say they've discovered a new...
  • Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy

    Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy
    It was hailed as a remarkable scientific breakthrough, one that could potentially revolutionize medicine by enabling the speedy production of highly versatile stem cells. Now, barely two months after scientists published papers in Nature claiming to...
  • Did two planets around nearby star collide? Toxic gas holds hints

    Did two planets around nearby star collide? Toxic gas holds hints
    In a young, nearby solar system, scientists have discovered giant clouds of poison gas -- the smoking gun from a violent encounter, astronomers say. Based on massive amounts of carbon monoxide gas around the star Beta Pictoris, either two Mars-sized...
  • NASA to conduct the first-ever twin study in space

    NASA to conduct the first-ever twin study in space
    What happens to our DNA, RNA and proteins if we spend a long time in space? A pair of 50-year-old twins will help NASA find out. Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly have signed up to be part of the first-ever twin study that takes place, at least...
  • California picks first products for 'green chemistry' screening

    California picks first products for 'green chemistry' screening
    SACRAMENTO — Eager to attack more hazardous household products, state officials went public Thursday with a first list of consumer products that might need to be reformulated or pulled from retailers' shelves altogether. As part of its unfolding...
  • Federal appeals court upholds delta smelt protections

    Federal appeals court upholds delta smelt protections
    In a big win for a little fish, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld delta smelt protections that have cut deliveries of Northern California water to the Southland and the San Joaquin Valley. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded...
  • Developer wants changes to Hollywood fault quake map

    Developer wants changes to Hollywood fault quake map
    An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood’s largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that...
  • Biologists move 500 red-legged frog eggs to mountain wetlands

    Biologists move 500 red-legged frog eggs to mountain wetlands
    Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range...
  • Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research

    Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research
    Coffee is no small part of our daily lives. If you need more evidence of just how vital it has become, UC Davis has opened a coffee-centric training center to give scientists a place to study every aspect of coffee production and global trade. "We think...