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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Endangered species: Move them or lose them?

Contributed by Kat Kerlin The rapid pace of projected climate change may force people to choose between witnessing extinctions and intentionally relocating threatened species in an effort to protect them, says a new UC Davis-led study published in the August, …
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope passes another milestone

The National Science Foundation announced today that it will advance the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST to the design stage. According to a NSF news release, “This action permits the NSF Director to include funds for LSST construction in …
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Physicists comment on the Higgs boson

I recently talked to UC Davis physicists who have been involved in the search for the Higgs boson — from the beginnings of the Large Hadron Collider (UC Davis was one of the first U.S. universities to sign on) to …
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Yak genome shows high-altitude adaptations

The genome of the yak, a hairy bovine found on the high Tibetan plateau, has been sequenced by an international team led by Chinese scientists and including Harris Lewin, vice chancellor for research at UC Davis. The results were published …
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Higgs boson news roundup

It’s been a big week for physicists since the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced by CERN July 4. We’ll have more on that in a post later this week, but here’s a roundup of some of the news …
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