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1 hr ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

What shape is the moon? When it's full, we'd all agree that it looks perfectly round.

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5 hrs ago | KION 46

Applications being accepted for UC Santa Cruz agricultural apprenticeship

A range of scholarship support is available, including the Simply Organic annual scholarship and funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Ventura County Reporter

Brave new world

"Academic ability has really come to dominate our view of intelligence; the universities have designed the system in their own image."

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19 hrs ago | CiteULike

The UCSC Genome Browser database: 2014 update.

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Mail

The lunar lozenge: Mystery of why the moon isn't round solved as...

A picture of grief: Devastated father is held back after his sleeping son, eight, is shot and killed by gunman who opened fire on house Mother, 34, is arrested after she let her seven-year-old son walk to a nearby park on his own 'Mommy is dead!' Girl, five, covered in blood bangs on front door and tells police she watched her mom's boyfriend beat ... (more)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

New exhibit at UC Santa Cruz traces the literary roots of the Grateful Dead

Contained in 'All the Pages Are Our Days' is a screenplay co-authored by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir's children's books, displays on the work of the lyricist Robert Hunter and many more artifacts.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Robert Hunter, Folk, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn't find any dead birds.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Vashon, WA, Oceanography, Science

BBC News

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

Lead researcher Ian Garrick-Bethell, from the University of California Santa Cruz, said this shape-shifting occurred when the Moon was mostly liquid beneath a thin outer crust of rock.

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Whidbey News-Times

Starfish deaths puzzling experts

This map shows the locations on Whidbey and Camano islands where apparently diseased starfish have been discovered.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Island County, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks

China Daily

Changing shipping routes could help save blue whales

A blue whale dives into the Pacific Ocean during a whale-watching show in southern California earlier this month.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz sewer work completed early

Piping and equipment are packed up Tuesday upon completion of the Westside sewer line project near the corner of Oxford Way and Fair Avenue.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

This year's recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship gather for a celebratory barbecue June 25. Photo courtesy of Dick Smallwood.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 28, 2014: Subcontractors sought for UCSC

Swinerton Builders, the contractor for the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Biology Building, is seeking subcontractors for more than a dozen aspects of the project including mechanical, electrical, drywall, concrete, roofing and paint.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Education Etc., Mount-Hermon, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Addi Somekh, Santa Cruz County Stories: UCSC alum travels world as balloon artist

Addi Somekh's ability to twist balloons into mind-bending art has taken the UC Santa Cruz graduate into unexpected directions.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Vancouver Park Board holds meeting to decide fate of cetaceans

Trainer Indy Canagaratnam feeds beluga whale Kavna at the Vancouver Aquarium. Research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program.

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South Whidbey Record

Dying starfish stump experts

The pisaster starfish, known officially as a "seastar," has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Press-Telegram

USC graduate studenta s death being investigated as homicide, police say

LOS ANGELES >> A USC engineering graduate student was found dead in his apartment Thursday morning and his death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Great horned owls star attraction on UCSC walkway

A pair of juvenile great horned owls looks down from their perch on a tree near the McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC scholarship honors Capitola murder victim

SANTA CRUZ >> Joseph Gordon Smith, a Santa Cruz man who was shot and killed in his Capitola office in November, will be honored with a scholarship in his name at UC Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Judge sentences man for fatal Tesla vs. bike collision, calls driver a 'saint', victim an 'angel'

Loved ones of 40-year-old Joshua Alper hold a photograph of the UC Santa Cruz librarian as they attend the hearing of 63-year-old Navindra Jain at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Friday.

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