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1 hr ago | Davis Enterprise

Author, author! Fowler up for Man Booker prize; Clark's book 'bumped' by Colbert

For the first time in the Man Booker Prize's 45 years, American writers are eligible to win the literary award.


Related Topix: Fowler, CA, Davis, CA, UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, CA

5 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii , a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology .


6 hrs ago | Medical Daily

DDT Pesticide Lowers Body Heat, Causing Obesity, Diabetes, And High Cholesterol

Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which has been linked to a raft of diseases, has now been shown to lower body heat in the female offspring of mice later in their lives.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Davis, CA, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

8 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

New county counsel appointed by Yolo supervisors

After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Yolo, CA, Yolo County, CA, Davis, CA

14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Plan for Portland neighborhood includes historic district protection, new building codes

Combine five working groups, five goals, six vision statements, 13 principles and 14 critical actions, and the sum is the draft for creating a sustainable, mixed-use India Street neighborhood.


Related Topix: Portland, ME, University of Southern Maine, Portland State University

18 hrs ago | News Max

Money Writer: Immigrants Boost Job Prospects for All Americans

Immigrant workers actually help increase employment opportunities for Americans across the board, economics and financial writer Jonathan Todd tells Newsmax TV.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Davis Enterprise

Bee beard photo wins award

A photo of a bee beard taken at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis has won a gold award from the international Association for Communication Excellence.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Entomology, Science

Davis Enterprise

UC Davis alumnus hopes to bring amateur radio to Nepal

In 2003, UC Davis graduate Suresh Ojha quit a well-paying job as a communications engineer to spend a year in his native Nepal.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Asia, Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, Davis, CA, National University,

Customer Interaction Solutions

Environmental Lawyer Peter Nyquist Joins Greenberg Glusker

"Pete is one of California's most highly regarded environmental lawyers and has expertise in a broad range of environmental issues," said David E. Cranston , partner at Greenberg Glusker and chair of the Firm's Environmental Group .


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis launches website to compare driving costs of electric vehicles

A new, UC Davis-developed website enables car buyers to weigh the potential costs of operating a plug-in electric vehicle.


Dr. Vino's wine blog

California law allows minors to sip and spit-for credit

Being an undergrad and drinking may appear to go hand in hand. But now they can legally go together in California.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Drink, Wine

Triple Pundit

NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

An analysis of data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Mission indicates the U.S. Southwest is more vulnerable to drought and water shortages than previously believed.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Agriculture, Science

The Spectrum

USDA declares 15th Farmers Market Week

USDA declares 15th Farmers Market Week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared Aug. 3 through 9 as "National Farmers Market Week."


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Food Technology

US-China collaboration will have 'significant impact' on food safety

A Californian college has joined with one of China's leading agricultural universities in the first step to establishing a Sino-US food safety research centre.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA

Business Journal

Survey asks about life, business opportunities in Sacramento

A foodie paradise? Stuffy government town? A community in transition? The city of Sacramento wants to know how you feel about the area, and has released an a anonymous survey asking the entire community to weigh in on strengths and weaknesses.


Sacramento's tomato scent, taste, and climate change food insecurity

In the midst of climate change, Sacramento's famous reputation for growing tomatoes is the current topic on growing tasty tomatoes at the University of California, Davis.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

UC Davis Olive Tree Lane

Olive Tree Lane is a closed road, lost on the agricultural properties of UC Davis.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Apiculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

UC Davis professor explains history of Israel-Gaza conflictUC Davis...

UC Davis political science professor Zeev Maoz joined us to help explain the history behind the current conflict between Israel and Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News


CSU receives $1.5 million to develop new crop for biofuels

Colorado State University Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay has been awarded nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new crop for biofuels.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

PhysOrg Weblog

Breast milk reveals clues for health

Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.