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Sea otters can get the flu, too

Human H1N1 pandemic virus infected Washington state sea otters Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1...

NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008. The magnitude 5.1 quake was centered...

Form of epilepsy in sea lions similar to that in humans

California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a...

Number of Days Without Rain to Dramatically Increase in Some World...

By the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation, according...

Students vindicated? Research shows pitfalls of homework

A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter. "Our...

NASA Satellite Eyes Soggy Storm Approaching California

A swirling Eastern Pacific Ocean storm system headed for California was spotted by NOAA's GOES-West satellite on February 28. According to the National Weather...

California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts

As California braces for record drought, ranchers are among the most immediately impacted, and most say they are not ready for the severe water...

Attract-and-kill Approach Could Help Tackle Argentine Ants

After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America,Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide.  In urban California, the...

Cholesterol levels linked to Alzheimer’s

High levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain...

NASA’s Deep Space Network Celebrates 50 Years

The Deep Space Network first existed as just a few small antennas as part of the Deep Space Instrumentation Facility. That facility, originally operated...

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