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2011-07-17 06:00:00

Teenage girls may be more vulnerable to the long term effects of binge drinking than their male counterparts, claims a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University. As part of the study, which will be published in the October 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, UCSD Psychiatry Professor Susan F. Tapert and colleagues studied a total of 95 students, ages 16 to 19, from nearby public schools. Of those subjects,...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of the West Classic and CrowdOptic, a new Silicon Valley technology company, today announced a partnership that will allow the tournament to launch a new mobile technology that will enhance the viewing experience for its live event spectators at the 2011 Bank of the West Classic. The new technology from CrowdOptic will allow the spectators in the stands to see real-time information about the players displayed on their smartphones while...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM) (www.ruckuswireless.com) today announced that Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP), Stanford University's 1,200-acre outdoor preserve, has selected and deployed a Ruckus outdoor meshed dual-band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi system to cover the vast outdoor research park with reliable wireless broadband connectivity. According to Trevor Hebert, geographic information systems and data manager at JRBP, the preserve's plans to...

2011-07-07 19:18:16

In a typical year, California gets about 30 percent of its water from groundwater wells. Yet when it comes to managing this precious resource, the state of California relies on a mixed bag of more than 2,000 local water agencies with varying degrees of authority. Critics say that this decentralized system leaves the state vulnerable to overdraft, which occurs when water is pumped out faster than replacement water is absorbed. But according to a new report published by Stanford University's...

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2011-07-01 09:27:54

Higher temperatures could significantly impact California and other premium winegrowing regions of the United States in the next 30 years, according to a new study led by Stanford University climate scientists. Writing in the June 30 edition of Environmental Research Letters, the scientists report that by 2040, the amount of land suitable for cultivating premium wine grapes in high-value areas of northern California could shrink by 50 percent because of global warming. However, some cooler...

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2011-07-01 05:20:00

Researchers have uncovered chemical traces of a pigment, an important component of color, that once formed patterns in the feathers of fossilized birds. The pigment is one of the coloring agents responsible for brown eyes and dark hair in many modern species.  This discovery would have been one of the factors that determined the birds' color patterns, along with structural properties of the birds' feathers and other pigments they ingested as part of their diets. The discovery will help...

2011-06-30 09:30:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official NCAA® Corporate Champion, today announced that the University of Florida men's athletics program is the winner of the inaugural Capital One Cup. The school will be formally honored along with the women's Capital One Cup winner, Stanford University, at the ESPY Awards televised by ESPN on July 13, during which the Capital One Cup trophy will be presented along with a...

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2011-06-25 08:03:40

Neighborhoods in California with a high population of African-American students are being targeted by tobacco companies, according to a Stanford University study. Researchers from Stanford School of Medicine analyzed data collected in 2006 that compared pricing and advertisements for Lorillard's Newport menthol cigarettes, the top menthol brand, as well as that of Marlboro, the top non-menthol brand. Data from 407 stores that were within walking distance of 91 California schools were...

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2011-06-24 05:30:00

According to new research from the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), two expanses of the North Pacific Ocean are attracting an array of marine predators in predictable seasonal patterns. The new report archives the TOPP program's effort to track top marine predator movements in the Pacific Ocean. The study found major hot spots for large marine predators that exist in the California Current, which flows south along the U.S. west coast, and a trans-oceanic migration...

2011-06-23 11:01:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official NCAA® Corporate Champion, today announced that Stanford University women's athletics program is the winner of the inaugural Capital One Cup. The school will be formally honored at the ESPY Awards televised by ESPN on July 13, during which the Capital One Cup trophy will be presented with a $200,000 donation to fund student-athlete graduate-level scholarships. Launched in...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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