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2014/08/31 14:40
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Photo By Louis Sahagun/McClatchy-Tribune News Service A few of the hundreds of rocks that have left trails as they moved across the surface of Racetrack Playa in California's Death Valley National...
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2014/08/30 03:07
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LA JOLLA - A local researcher who believes his team has solved an enduring desert mystery is revealing the secret in his first television interview. It's one of the great enduring mysteries in...
2014/08/29 17:21
2014/08/29 17:21
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Like all earthquakes, last week’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in California’s Napa Valley came suddenly and without warning. And while predicting earthquakes is still a seismologist’s dream, our...
2014/08/29 14:36
2014/08/29 14:36
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DEATH VALLEY —Scientists in Death Valley National Park believe they have solved the mystery of the Racetrack Playa. This mystery involves rocks that mysteriously move by themselves on a dry lake bed....
2014/08/29 08:02
2014/08/29 08:02
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Euripides was one of the great tragedians in the ancient Greek theater. He was perhaps best known for his employment of a plot device known as deus ex machina, which is translated from the Latin as...
2014/08/29 00:11
2014/08/29 00:11
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Worsening California drought leads to boat-ramp closures As California closes out its eighth month of a drought state of emergency, effects of the water shortage are being felt across the...
2014/08/28 19:02
2014/08/28 19:02
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DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — For decades scientists have been puzzled by the mystery of the “sailing stones” in California’s Death Valley. Boulders, some weighing as much as 500 pounds, were spotted in the...
2014/08/28 14:37
2014/08/28 14:37
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Scientists estimate that 63 trillion gallons of water has been lost in the west over the past 18 months. The surface of the Earth is much more springy than you might think. When you put something...
2014/08/26 18:20
2014/08/26 18:20
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Al Gore goofed. Instead of talking up “climate extremes,” he should have spoken about the dangers of an increasingly mild climate. Washington is likely to wrap up the month (and the summer) with the...
2014/08/26 12:39
2014/08/26 12:39
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... —Microscopic fish teeth may carry a message of hope from an ecological upheaval in the distant past, scientists at Yale University and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) have...
2014/08/25 18:47
2014/08/25 18:47
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Because strong quakes don't happen very often, seismologists say Southern Californians are lulled into a false sense of security to the point that 90 percent of homes in the state don't have...
2014/08/24 16:41
2014/08/24 16:41
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About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday. Researchers at...
2014/08/22 14:25
2014/08/22 14:25
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California's largest federal reservoir at Lake Shasta was at 31 percent capacity as of August 22, 2014. The amount of water lost is the equivalent of flooding the entire West, from the Rockies to the...
2014/08/22 14:17
2014/08/22 14:17
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... If you're in the western US, the ground you're standing on may be a little higher than it was a few years ago. The drought that's been plaguing the West has resulted in an "uplift effect,"...
2014/08/22 08:33
2014/08/22 08:33
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FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close HONG KONG (AP) Asian stocks inched higher today after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the...
2014/08/20 00:44
2014/08/20 00:44
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Scientists and politicians have wrestled with climate change and other environmental issues with mixed results, Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan told international education officials...
2014/08/18 13:14
2014/08/18 13:14
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But last week, SeaWorld announced a new project that will supposedly expand its orcas' tanks, doubling the space they currently live in with deeper water. They also announced the formation of an...
2014/08/16 01:47
2014/08/16 01:47
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A University of California San Diego student found dead in his room just hours after the school’s annual Sun God Festival died of an accidental drug overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s...
2014/08/16 00:04
2014/08/16 00:04
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Battered by controversy over its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld San Diego announced Friday that it plans to double the size of its orca environment, contribute an additional $10 million to...
2014/08/15 20:46
2014/08/15 20:46
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A long walk on a short pier is your dad’s idea of a great joke, and you should roll your eyes accordingly. But a public walk on a private pier? That is the Birch Aquarium’s idea of a grand...
2014/08/31 14:40
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