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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Cat genome sequenced

The first draft of the cat genome has been published by researchers from the National Cancer Institute. The sequence comes from a pure-bred Abyssinian called Cinnamon, who lives at the University of Missouri. According to a news report in Science, …
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Death and candy

Professor emerita of English Sandra Gilbert has some thoughts on the holiday spirit in this op-ed, which originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times. In the United States, though, such holidays have been subsumed into the quirky merriment of our …
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What are those yellow spots?

Still on transportation, LA Times readers want to know the source of the yellow spots dotting their cars. The yellow spots are hard to get off when dry. Susan Cobey, research associate at the UC Davis Bee Biology Laboratory, confirms …
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Hybrid event coverage

There was quite a big media turnout for yesterday’s launch of the Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Center. Here’s some of the coverage. In the Sacramento Bee, program manager Dahlia Garas explains why the university is going to loan ten of the …
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How to find Comet Holmes

A handy map from More information here.

Plugging plug-in hybrids

The new Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Center got launched today with a press event in the Mondavi Center courtyard. The center is funded with $3 million from the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. One of the it’s …
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Bedbugs are back

This is a story that will make you want to scratch. Bedbug infestations have been reappearing in homes and hotels across the country, according to this article originally from U.S. News and World Report. No one seems to know why, …
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Psi and statistics

News Service intern and sometime Australia-blogger Erin Loury had a feature in last Friday’s Dateline on two UC Davis researchers who have ventured into the tricky ground of investigating the paranormal. Jessica Utts is a professor of statistics and also …
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Five AAAS Fellows this year

Five UC Davis faculty members have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: Peter Richerson, Environmental Science and Policy, who studies cultural evolution; nanotechnology expert Gang-yu Liu, Chemistry; biostatistician David Rocke, Applied …
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Ag soil erosion not contributing to climate change, but not helping, either

Soil erosion due to agriculture is not a net contributor to global climate change, according to researchers at UC Davis, Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and the University of Exeter, England. Previous estimates of carbon emissions from soil erosion …
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