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2010-01-14 14:49:41

Contrary to scientists' predictions that, as the Earth warms, the movement of trees into the Arctic will have only a local warming effect, University of California, Berkeley, scientists modeling this scenario have found that replacing tundra with trees will melt sea ice and greatly enhance warming over the entire Arctic region.

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2009-12-23 14:50:00

Link to earthquakes unclear, but tremors seem to increase stress on shallower fracture zone.

2009-12-20 08:55:00

The University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley, formalized an agreement Dec 17 to encourage research and educational exchanges between the campuses, which are considered to be among the top public universities in the world.

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2009-12-19 09:19:38

If Earth is headed for a mass extinction like the previous five, in which more than 75 percent of all species were wiped out, then North American mammals are one-fifth to one-half the way there.

2009-12-17 15:39:29

Mammals may be nearly half way toward mass extinction.

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2009-12-09 10:05:00

There are many ways to skin a state-budget crisis, and in the face of California's, Berkeley landscape architecture and environmental planning students came up with one of their own: a mini-version of the Great Depression's most enduring public-works program.

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2009-12-09 09:45:00

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish.

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2009-12-03 07:45:00

University of Florida researchers are collecting marine invertebrates on the French Polynesian island of Moorea as part of a massive effort to inventory the DNA sequence of every living species there.

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2009-12-02 14:36:14

An extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily long-lasting supernova named SN 2007bi, snagged in a search by a robotic telescope, turns out to be the first example of the kind of stars that first populated the Universe.

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2009-11-14 07:49:18

Meiosis – the pairing and recombination of chromosomes, followed by segregation of half to each egg or sperm cell – is a major crossroads in all organisms reproducing sexually.


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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