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Reclusive snake-like lizards call oil fields and vacant lots home

California biologists have discovered four new species of reclusive legless lizards living in some of the most marginal habitat in the state: a vacant...

Car ventilation choices can reduce pollution exposure

As millions of California children head back to school this month, many will take the freeways to get there. Based on a new study, environmental...

iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science,...

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing...
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Florida seaweed good for what ails you?

A new defense against prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the United States, may come from a seaweed found off the...

Tissue loss triggers regeneration in planarian flatworms

Unlike humans, planarian flatworms have the remarkable ability to regrow any missing body part, making them an ideal model with which to study the...

Changes in language and word use reflect our shifting values

A new UCLA analysis of words used in more than 1.5 million American and British books published between 1800 and 2000 shows how our...

Diets of Pregnant Women Contain Harmful, Hidden Toxins

Pregnant women regularly consume food and beverages containing toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses, according to researchers at  the University of...

Is Eugenics Ever Okay?

A flurry of eugenics-related news over the last couple of weeks demonstrates that we have to stop considering eugenics a historical period and think...

Cleaning solar panels often not worth the cost

Don't hire someone to wash your dirty solar panels. That's the conclusion of a study recently conducted by a team of engineers at the...

Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian National Parks

Pesticides commonly used in California's Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from...

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