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California college freshman charged with selling cocaine, meth through 'Banana Plug' app

Collin Riley Howard, 18, is accused of selling drugs at University of California Santa Cruz through an iPhone app he called 'Banana Plug.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Self-driving cars could actually make congestion much worse

Self-driving cars may eventually eliminate the need for personal vehicles, but they may not lessen road congestion New research from the Journal of Transportation Policy suggests traffic could even get worse as self-driving cars cruise empty on streets awaiting their next rider. The findings could be more fuel for those seeking to implement congestion charges in more cities.  Where does your self-driving car go after it has dropped you off? That’s the question Adam Millard-Ball set out to ans...
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How Long Is a Day on Saturn? Scientists Finally Solve a Lingering Mystery

Set your timers for 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds -- scientists have finally figured out how long a day lasts on Saturn, cracking a lingering mystery about the ringed gas giant. That's according to newly published research that uses data gathered by NASA's Cassini mission before the spacecraft's destruction in September 2017. The new calculation shaves several minutes off previous estimates for a Saturn day, which scientists have been making for decades based on data from the ...
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Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well

(University of California - Santa Cruz) A study of earthquakes induced by injecting fluids deep underground has revealed surprising patterns, suggesting that current recommendations for hydraulic fracturing, wastewater disposal, and geothermal wells may need to be revised.
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Comic-Con 2018 Schedule for Thursday, July 19

Comic-Con International has posted the schedule for Preview Night (Wednesday, July 18) and Thursday, July 19. You can view the full schedule here and below are the panels and events that we’ll be looking forward to. Stay tuned to’s Comic-Con Hub for all the latest updates! Which panels/events on the Comic-Con 2018 schedule for Thursday and Preview Night are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below. Comic-Con 2018 Schedule for Wednesday, July 18 Manifes...
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QnAs with Gary A. Glatzmaier [QnAs]

In the interiors of stars and most planets, global magnetic fields are generated by thermal convection of an electrically conducting fluid under the influence of rotation. Planetary scientist Gary A. Glatzmaier, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a member of the...
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Splitting Water For Fuel While Removing CO2 From the Air

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A new study led by the University of California, Santa Cruz's Greg Rau highlights another tool for our CO2 removal toolbox: splitting seawater to produce hydrogen gas for fuel while capturing CO2 with ocean chemistry. In electrolysis, a device powered by electricity is used to split H2O, producing hydrogen gas. Several chemical modifications to this process have been proposed that can also grab CO2 from the atmosphere. Like the idea of using...
Tags: Tech, University of California Santa Cruz, Greg Rau, Nature Climate Change Read

Great white shark washes up on NorCal beach

APTOS, Calif. (KGTV) - A great white shark washed ashore in Santa Cruz County Sunday, leading marine biologists to search for its cause of death.The shark was spotted on Beer Can Beach in Aptos. It was almost nine feet long and weighed 500 pounds, according to KTVU. The shark had been feeding on sea lions and had sea lion fur in its jaws.Boat captain and marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae was among the first to investigate. He often records sea life from his kayak and thought he might recognize t...
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Polar bears finding it harder to catch enough seals to meet energy demands

(University of California - Santa Cruz) A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a growing number of bears are unable to catch enough prey to meet their energy needs.
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Map Your Genome at Home With Cell-Phone Sized Human DNA Sequencer

The most extensive and detailed human genome sequence yet has been assembled using a hand-held device roughly the size of a cell phone. An international team of scientists working at a lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz, created a portable nanopore sequencer that not only used DNA fragments hundreds of times longer than is standard, but closed 12 gaps in the known human genome, according to a UCSC press release. The sequencer works by identifying changes in the flow of individual ...
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Supermassive Black Holes Suffocate Star Formation By Sucking The Energy From Their Galaxies

Astronomers have finally spotted evidence for their long-standing suspicion that the larger a galaxy's central supermassive black hole, the faster star formation in that neighborhood ends. "This is the first direct observational evidence where we can see the effect of the black hole on the star formation history of the galaxy," co-author Jean Brodie, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, said in a press release. Stars, of course, don't come with birth certificates, but sci...
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After mysterious die-off, sea stars making a comeback

It was like something out of a seaside horror movie. Sea stars, once familiar and beautiful and iconic, suddenly had lesions covering their bodies; a sign that something was horribly wrong. Within a day, the stars with lesions started to melt, turning into globs of goo. And, soon after, any sea stars near them suffered the same gruesome fate. In all, from 2013 to 2014, millions of sea stars died, the largest known Sea Star Wasting Syndrome incident on record. The die-off spanned from British Col...
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The rapid disappearance of 5 billion passenger pigeons shows no population is safe from extinction

Five billion passenger pigeons once spread across North America in flocks so big that they could block out the sun and spread for hundreds of miles. Then, in just a few decades, they were gone. Now, scientists have found the cause for their devastating decline, and it reveals how fragile even large populations of animals can be. A new study shows that passenger pigeons have existed since the Ice Age in massive populations. But as large as their numbers were, they lacked genetic diversity. This...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, North America, Extinction, University of California Santa Cruz, Beth Shapiro, Mass Extinction, Pigeons, Animal Extinction, Passenger Pigeon

Pluto mystery that confounded scientists might finally be solved

For such a tiny little world, Pluto sure has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. After being demoted from "planet" to "dwarf planet," Pluto still remains the subject of many scientific endeavors and studies, and new research has perhaps finally solved one of the planet's most puzzling mysteries. Compared to Earth, Pluto is a long, long way from the Sun, so scientists always knew it would be pretty cold there, but when NASA's New Horizon's craft got an up-close-and-personal lo...
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Two UChicago groups join NIH biomedical data sharing program

Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make U.S. biomedical research data and tools accessible to more scientists. The NIH Data Commons, a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, will launch a four-year pilot phase, the agency announced Nov. 6. Globus, the UChicago-based non-profit research data management platform, and the Center for Data In...
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These pink greenhouses generate electricity and improve plant growth

Each year, greenhouses use a monstrous 18,000,000 kWh of electricity just to grow our food. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted from driving around the world 391 times. Thankfully, researchers have developed new electricity-generating greenhouses that could solve this growing problem — and better yet, they’re pink. Invented by researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, the solar greenhouse technology proves it can reduce CO2 emissions, wa...
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EPA Says Higher Radiation Levels Pose 'No Harmful Health Effect'

Readers share a report: In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels. The EPA's determination sets a level ten times the drinking water standard for radiation recommended under President Barack Obama. It could lead to the administration of President Donald Trump weakening radiation safety le...
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash via gamma rays, LIGO and find origins of gold in kilonova

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky. What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars — a phenomenon California Ins...
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Pumas living near human development expend more energy

Pumas living near human development are more active at night, thus expending more energy each day, which could affect their fitness, according to a study published Oct. 11, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yiwei Wang from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues.
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UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data

When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution, University of California, Santa Cruz, nestled in the redwoods right above town.
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With exoplanet discovery, our nearest sun-like star just got more interesting

Four Earth-sized planets orbit our nearest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The post With exoplanet discovery, our nearest sun-like star just got more interesting appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, Trends, Discovery, Exoplanets, Telescope, Emerging Tech, University of California Santa Cruz, Tau Ceti, University of Hertfordshire, Sun-like Star

Our nearest sun-like star just got a bit more interesting

Four Earth-sized planets orbit our nearest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The post Our nearest sun-like star just got a bit more interesting appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, Trends, Discovery, Exoplanets, Telescope, Emerging Tech, University of California Santa Cruz, Tau Ceti, University of Hertfordshire, Sun-like Star

Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz were trying to understand the nature of fear for mountain lions. By playing a series of audio clips of political talk show hosts, including Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh, researchers discovered that mountain lions fear people.
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Rulai launches “low-code” chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

 Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new “low code” chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. The development team at Rulai, with offices in Beijing and Campbell, Calif., is helmed by the renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science professor Yi Zhang. Professor Zhang, the company’s chief technologist, together… Read More
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Black College Student Group Stages Successful Three-Day Protest

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Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) " One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.The University of California-Santa Cruz says Huskey died April 9 at his... [Author: [email protected]]
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Latina Surprises BFFs Who Lost Their Parents With Sweetest Gifts

Heidi Paat wanted to give her two best friends birthday gifts that would make them feel close to the parent they each lost. The 21-year-old student at University of California, Santa Cruz went back home to Montclair, California recently and invited her friends Vanessa Mendoza and Norma Bates for a belated birthday celebration.  “I am so far away from them during school and I wasn’t able to come home for their birthdays in January and February,” Paat told The Huffington Post on Friday. “We met up...
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Preparing Women for Careers as Game Developers

A program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is paving the way for more women to start a career in the video game industry. All of the men in Iman Fayek’s childhood were obsessed with video games. Her father played them. Her brother played them. The guys who worked at her father’s mom and pop computer shop played them. Inevitably, she played them, too. Once, in the ninth grade, Fayek even wrote an essay about how she dreamed of becoming a game developer. However, that dream seemed unrea...
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The Angela Davis Biopic Is Overdue, But Will Be Done Right

Angela Davis. I have to give myself pause at the very mention of her name because everything about her is so big. Her story, her influence, her legacy, her afro, her life — all big. She’s one of the most prolific Black feminists of our time, responsible for iconic texts like Are Prisons Obsolete? and Women, Race & Class. Her radical activism and affiliation with the U.S. Communist Party had the entire country shook during the '70s. She was charged with murder and imprisoned for over a year befo...
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Joining the Peace Corps

In a few short months, I will be embarking on an adventure of a lifetime. I will be in Malawi, in southeast Africa,   teaching young adults English and immersing myself in a culture completely foreign to me. I will be eating foods that I have never even heard of, living in accommodations that I am not accustomed to, and learning aspects of myself that I never knew existed. I am experiencing an array of emotions, but mostly I am excited to learn, observe and be completely out of my comfort zone....
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