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  1. Astronomers Finally Spot the Type of Star That Leads to Type 1C SupernovaeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Universe Today

    As astronomical phenomena go, supernovae are among the most fascinating and spectacular. This process occurs when certain types of stars reach the end of their lifespan, where they explode and throw off their outer layers.

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  2. SMC Retains Certification as Only "Bicycle Friendly" Community College in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The LookOut news

    November 19, 2018 -- The League of American Bicyclists has upgraded Santa Monica College from a bronze to silver rating as a Bicycle Friendly University, school officials announced last week. The certification from the 138-year-old organization recognizes the college's achievements "in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus," school officials said.

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  3. Study reveals importance of 'cryptic connections' in disease transmissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... and among species that we never knew about before," said first author Joseph Hoyt, who led the study as a UC Santa Cruz graduate student and is now at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. "We had been seeing explosive epidemics where an entire population ...

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  4. Researchers discover how 'cryptic' connections in disease transmission influence epidemicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... and among species, that we never knew about before," said first author Joseph Hoyt, who led the study as a UC Santa Cruz graduate student and completed the analyses at Virginia Tech as a research scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences in ...

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  5. Exomoons: Satellites Orbiting Planets Beyond Our Solar SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Space.com

    Extrasolar moons, or exomoons, are moons that orbit a planet outside our solar system, called an exoplanet . Although nearly 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered by space telescopes like NASA's Kepler and TESS since 2009, only one exomoon has been described - and it's still unclear if it's actually a moon.

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  6. NASA's InSight Mars Lander Touches Down 1 Week from TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Space.com

    NASA's $850 million InSight lander will arrive at the Red Planet on the afternoon of Nov. 26, hopefully amid a flurry of celebratory whoops akin to those elicited by the successful touchdown of the Curiosity Mars rover on Aug. 5, 2012. "Although we've done it before, landing on Mars is hard, and this mission is no different," Rob Manning, chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a recent video about InSight's upcoming landing.

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  7. SpaceX Delays Historic Third Launch of Used RocketRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Space.com

    A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with at least 64 small satellites had been scheduled to launch at 1:31 p.m. EST Monday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. This Falcon 9's first stage already has two flights under its belt, and Monday's liftoff was to mark the first-ever third mission for a SpaceX rocket core.

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  8. Harvard buys Calif. vineyards, sparks fight with neighborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | SFGate

    In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

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  9. Silicon Valley wages have dropped for all except highest-paying jobs: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... inflation-adjusted wages declined between 12 and 14 percent over the past 20 years, according to a study from UC Santa Cruz's Everett Program for Technology and Social Change and the labor think tank Working Partnership USA, which examined the ...

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  10. Coast Line: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute meeting set for Nov. 18 at UCSCRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The November Osher Lifelong Learning Institute meeting features two speakers from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the College Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room at UC Santa Cruz. Distinguished Professor Susan Strome and doctorate student Chad Cockrum will speak on the topic titled "Personalized Genomics - A Glimpse into '23andMe.'

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  11. Divers Surprised by Gorgeous 'Feather Boa' of the Sea. And the Video Is Glorious.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Live Science

    An undulating ribbon of silver surprised divers near northern New Zealand in October - but not so much that they couldn't get it on video. The resulting film shows a floating "feather boa" of the sea, properly known as a pyrosome.

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  12. Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting Barnard's StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | I4U Future Technology News

    ... that could someday actually be reached by future interstellar spacecraft," said Co-author Steven Vogt from UC Santa Cruz. "It is the most common type of star in the galaxy--over 70 percent of Milky Way stars are like this dim, M dwarf star. Though ...

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  13. Astronomers find possible elusive star behind supernovaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    This is an artist's concept of a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, located 65 million light-years away. It exploded as a supernova in 2017, and Hubble Space Telescope archival photos were used to locate the doomed progenitor star, as it looked in 2007.

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  14. Super-earth discovered orbiting the sun's famous stellar neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    ... interstellar spacecraft," said co-author Steven Vogt, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. But the search for evidence of planets around this famous red dwarf star over the past 50 years has been unsuccessful, until ...

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  15. Public Interest Law Gets an Ivy League BoostRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | FindLaw

    When most people envision law students at Ivy league schools, they don't see the stereotypical unwashed, Birkenstock wearing, granola eating, public interest lawyers-of-tomorrow who aren't in it for the money, you know, like you'd expect to see at UC Santa Cruz. Traditionally, top ranking law schools focused on producing top BigLaw candidates, but as these jobs have become even more exclusive and out of reach than before, more and more Ivy league law grads are looking to public interest positions.

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  16. Art is his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Redwood Times

    Augustus Clark's Old Town Eureka studio is filled from floor to ceiling with colorful paintings. Local artist Augustus Clark is sharing his latest work this month and next at The Garden Gate, 905 H St. in Arcata.

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  17. It's getting more difficult to maintain my faith in human natureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Denver Post

    When I was seventeen, a kind professor warned me that my optimistic faith in human nature was not going to last. As a freshman at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I took a required course in Western Civilization.

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  18. Election update: County turnout sets record, most contests stable as count continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... voters took advantage of same-day voter registration in Santa Cruz County, nearly half of whom registered at UC Santa Cruz's voting center, according to information provided by the Elections Department. Results in most local races have remained ...

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  19. UCSC Students Initiate Petition to Close Campus Due to Poor Air QualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Indybay.org

    ... The full text of the petition reads as follows: Closing Campus due to PoorAir Quality-UC Santa Cruz Problem Currently, due to the wildfire in the area, we as Santa Cruz students are experiencing extremely poor air quality while still attending ...

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  20. History of U.S. Involvement in Honduras and Why Hondurans Are Seeking Asylum in the U.S. TodayRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 15 | KPFA-FM Berkeley

    The U.S. political and military intervention in Honduras can be accounted from the United Fruit company and the exploitation of resources in the "bananeras" or plantations; to the use of the Honduran territory for military purposes: to maintain control of the region, to overthrow a democratic elected president in Guatemala in the 1950's; and to overthrow the Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the 1980's. Most recently, in 2009 the U.S. was involved in the ousting of elected President Manuel Zelaya, a development that can be accounted as one of the major factors in the increase of Honduran migration to the U.S. in the last few years.

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