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Habitat Fragmentation Impacts On Santa Cruz Mountain Pumas
2013-04-19 05:26:38

For three years, University of California, Santa Cruz researchers have been tracking mountain lions through the Santa Cruz Mountains to document how human development affects the predators' habits.

$4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund Completed By Keck Observatory
2013-03-05 12:21:50

The W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully completed a $4 million campaign that will give astronomers the most detailed Adaptive Optics images of the cosmos ever created by mankind.

Marriage Traditions And Benevolent Sexism
2013-01-17 06:29:19

A recent study completed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz discovered that females and male tend to stick to traditional views of marriage proposals.

Keck Week 2013 Celebrates W.M. Keck Observatory's 20th Anniversary
2012-12-12 09:52:03

This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory’s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing astronomical discoveries from the venerable twin-domes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

White Shark Diet Varies By Individual
2012-09-30 08:52:34

Marine scientists have long known that white sharks feed on seals and sea lions, but a new study demonstrates that there is surprising variability in the diets of individual sharks.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.