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Tahoe Citizen Science App

Lake Tahoe Smartphone App Lets Casual Beach-Goers Do Science Research

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake’s environmental conditions.

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Farm Machinery

California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural Losses

Researchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.

08/18/2015

A Chinese scientist works at the national laboratory of medical genetics of China in Central South University June 19, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The lab was founded in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected and founded by the national government as the national laboratory of medical genetics.The research in the lab focuses on mapping, identification, and functional analysis of the hereditary disease linked genes. Its research has recently been extended to gene therapy and human cell. Scientists in the lab have contributed more than 300 scientific publications since its establishment. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

UC Davis Study Says Autism Care Costs Could Skyrocket By 2025, More Research Funding Needed

Economists at UC Davis say the costs associated with caring for people with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S. could reach more than $260 billion this year and could skyrocket in the next decade.

07/28/2015

Spring Flowers

California’s Wildflower Population Might Not Fully Recover From Drought Conditions

Researchers at UC Davis say the diversity of California’s wildflowers may be permanently changed because of years of dry weather.

06/23/2015

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Grateful For His Opportunities, Man Who Helped Launch Corona In US Donates $1M To UC Davis Beer Science Program

Mexican immigrant Carlos Alvarez says in a university news release that opportunities in America have enabled him to donate to the education of future craft brewers.

06/16/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

Jose Marquez with Arthur & Orum Well Drilling checks muddy water as it is discharged from a well drilling rig on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California. As the California drought continues, Central California farmers are hiring well drillers to seek water underground for their crops after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought To Cost Billions; Farmers Still 2.5M Acre-Feet Short Despite Drilling For Water

A new forecast says the economic impact of California’s drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion.

06/03/2015

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UC Davis Veterinarians Perform Life-Saving Heart Surgery On Cat With Rare Heart Defect

It took five top-notch doctors and a risky surgery, but a heart patient in Mill Valley is on the road to recovery. But this patient apparently has nine lives.

05/15/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Study Finds Drinking Sugary Beverages For Two Weeks Can Boost Heart Disease Risk Factors

In as little as two weeks, young men and women who drank beverages with high fructose corn syrup showed increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study from researchers at the University of California at Davis.

04/23/2015

Computer User

Study Finds California Community College Students Performing Better In Classrooms Than Online Courses

A newly-released study of more than 200,000 California community college students raises questions about the effectiveness of taking college courses online.

04/20/2015

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