Materials science on the battlefield
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Materials science on the battlefield

For American soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, experiments conducted in the labs of UC…

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Column: Buried treasures
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Column: Buried treasures

Zoë Stachel had been in the wilderness of Alaska for four weeks before she made…

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The dinosaurs of China
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The dinosaurs of China

In early September, Ryosuke Motani stood in Anhui Province, China at the foot of a…

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Cloning Abe Lincoln, part 2
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Cloning Abe Lincoln, part 2

Last week we looked at whether it would be possible to clone Abraham Lincoln from…

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Science of the week
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Science of the week

Thirty-six million years ago, in the land of modern-day Peru, lived a five-foot tall penguin.…

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The new tool for biologists: A bag of chicken
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The new tool for biologists: A bag of chicken

Could a bag of chicken scraps help protect an endangered species? The answer is yes.

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Can smartphone apps help science?
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Can smartphone apps help science?

The average cost of red Roma tomatoes at Safeway is $0.56 each. The average cost…

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Column: Cloning Abe Lincoln, Part I
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Column: Cloning Abe Lincoln, Part I

The insect invasion
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The insect invasion

When non-native ants reached California in the 1800's, co-operation between groups of ants led to…

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Geologists look at earthquakes in 3D
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Geologists look at earthquakes in 3D

The Greeks believed Poseidon caused earthquakes when he hit the ground with his trident. Legends…

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Rollercoaster science:
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Rollercoaster science:

Cassandra Swett never expected that a field of corn would be her undoing. But there…

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Preventing the dreaded knee injury
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Preventing the dreaded knee injury

A recent UC Davis Human Performance Laboratory study found that landing on the toes after…

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Science after an island apocalypse
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Making memories in a brain-scanner
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Making memories in a brain-scanner

Deep in the fleshly, pink center of the human brain is an odd structure. It's…

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Study: Chemical in cocoa is good for the heart
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Study: Chemical in cocoa is good for the heart

Back in the 1500s, chocolate wasn't the stuff of Hershey's, it was medicine. The Spanish…

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