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August 24, 2014
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Understanding the Ocean’s Role in Greenland Glacier Melt

The Greenland Ice Sheet is a 1.7 million-square-kilometer, 2-mile thick layer of ice that covers Greenland. Its fate is inextricably linked to our global climate system. In the last 40 years, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
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Under California: An ancient tectonic plate

The Isabella anomaly — indications of a large mass of cool, dehydrated material about 100 kilometers beneath central California — is in fact a surviving slab of the Farallon oceanic plate. Most of the Farallon plate was driven deep into … Continue reading

May 5, 2012
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Advertisers: Think Twice Before Investing in Sponsorships

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Companies that spend millions of dollars sponsoring events need to be careful how and when they spend that money, as often their return on investment is difficult to measure. And occasionally it even benefits their competitors. … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Scientists Trace Evolutionary History of What Mammals Eat

*Feeding habits haven’t always been what they are today* The feeding habits of mammals haven’t always been what they are today, particularly for omnivores. Some groups of mammals almost exclusively eat meat–take lions and tigers and other big cats as … Continue reading

November 21, 2011
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UTM Study Raises Questions About When and Where Soybeans Were Domesticated

If you like tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso soup, you’re a fan of soybeans. But the significance of this legume goes far beyond a few culinary treats — soybeans rank seventh among world crops for tonnage harvested. Now, a new … Continue reading

November 15, 2011
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Evidence Emerges of Ancient Lake in California’s Eel River

*Ecological changes from lakebed may have led to two different populations of once-related steelhead trout* A catastrophic landslide 22,500 years ago dammed the upper reaches of northern California’s Eel River, forming a 30-mile-long lake which has since disappeared. It left … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
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Romantic Sexual Relationships Deter Teenage Delinquency, New Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — Sexually active teens in committed, romantic relationships are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than teens who have casual sex, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published … Continue reading