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4 New Species Of Legless Lizards
2013-09-18 13:32:50

A vacant lot in downtown Bakersfield was just one of several California locations where scientists found four new species of legless lizards.

Newly Discovered Seismic Waves Reveal Earth's Volcanic Hotspots
2013-09-06 08:40:14

A previously unknown channel of slow-moving seismic waves in the Earth’s mantle has been discovered by a team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Maryland.

Violence Linked To Climate Change
2013-08-02 09:27:10

From higher crime rates to a greater chance of social upheaval, a new study predicts more violence across the globe will be one of the effects of climate change.

2013-07-29 16:23:33

Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests over the past 100 years, but that didn't stop University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Michael Hohensee and graduate student Nathan Leefer from checking whether some particles break this law.

Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway
2013-07-18 10:17:49

No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell.

2013-07-12 23:24:20

Diindolylmethane (DIM) from broccoli slows down the aging process, boosts the immune system, and brings new hope to the fight against cancer.

Researchers Link Sleep Deprivation And Anxiety
2013-06-26 16:05:00

New research has shown that sleep deprivation can amplify activity in brain regions responsible for anxiety.

2013-06-04 23:16:05

The Sierra College Physics and Engineering club, which has 20 members, worked on their ‘Sierra Miners’ themed machine for 4 months, winning second place and a check for $500. Rocklin,

Study Says Lipstick Contains Toxic Levels Of Metals
2013-05-02 13:00:12

A new study from University of California, Berkeley has found dangerous levels of lead, chromium and other toxic metals in a number of commonly sold lipsticks.


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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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