Posts Tagged ‘uc davis’

Why Zebras Have Stripes

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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A new study finds black and white stripes allow zebras to avoid small, biting pests.

Whiskey, Wolves, and Fungus Sex!

Friday, September 13th, 2013
wolves, grey, eastern, fish and wildlife, service, fws, fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans, aids, hiv, whiskey, bourbon, rye, chemistry, uc davis, oak barrels

A sampling of a few science headlines from this past week…

Trees Can Only Grow So Tall

Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Researchers explain why trees can’t grow much taller than 100 meters.

Honey Bee Health

Friday, July 29th, 2011
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What lives inside the honeybee? UC San Francisco researchers are uncovering the bee microbiome, hoping to stop Colony Collapse Disorder.

New Virus, Not Horror Film

Monday, July 18th, 2011
TitiMonkeys

UC San Francisco scientists report on a new virus that jumped from monkey to human.

Nocturnal Dinosaurs

Monday, April 18th, 2011
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A new study finds that some dinosaurs liked to pull all-nighters!

Pelicans in Oil

Friday, June 11th, 2010
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Brown pelicans, and their battle against the oil in the Gulf, are in the headlines this week.

Oyster Detectives

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
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Scientists have found evidence of drought in early Jamestown through oyster shells.

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