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Federal court upholds California’s DNA sampling law

A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a California law that allows officials to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. [Mercury News] The 5-year-old law permits DNA sampling without review by a judge and even if criminal... (Continue reading)

High cancer rates near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

A report by the World Business Academy that details negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was released Monday. Stephen W. Hosea, MD, the associate director of Internal Medicine... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man applies to live on Mars

A Los Osos man is vying to attain a one-way ticket to Mars. [KSBY] Los Osos native Spencer Harris, who is currently studying geology at Northern Arizona University, has applied to be one of the first four humans to inhabit... (Continue reading)

Another sea serpent look-alike found on California beach

A giant fish once thought to be a sea serpent appeared on a Southern California beach Friday. [10 News] The 14-foot oarfish beached in Oceanside around 5 p.m. Friday, marking the second time in a week that an oarfish had... (Continue reading)

What is Integrative Medicine?

By GARY FORESMAN, MD Several decades ago, while dealing with the forces in the world that control the rudder of this ship we call the American medical system, Andrew Weil MD was developing a program at the University of Arizona... (Continue reading)

Two California professors share Nobel Prize

Scientists from Stanford and UC Berkeley share the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine with a professor from Yale University. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Scientists Dr. Thomas Sudhof of Stanford, Randy Schekman of UC Berkeley and James Rothman from Yale University solved the mystery... (Continue reading)

Global cooling?

The Arctic ice cap increased 60 percent over one year triggering intense debates over global warming predictions. [Mail] In Sept. 2012, Arctic ice covered 1.32 million square miles, an all-time recorded low and some scientists predicted that by 2013 the... (Continue reading)

Redwood trees may thrive on global warming

California’s famous old-growth redwood trees may be benefiting from global warming. (San Jose Mercury News) That’s the assessment of scientists and researchers who have been carefully monitoring the giant conifers to determine if climate change is having a negative impact... (Continue reading)

People get meaner when it’s hotter

As climate changes become more pronounced, violence among Earth’s human population rises dramatically, according to a recent study by scientists from two major U.S. universities. (Huffington Post) Altered weather patterns resulting in drought, high temperatures and floods parallel increases in... (Continue reading)

Astronaut controls California robot from space

An Italian astronaut drove a robot around a California parking lot Friday. He did so from space. [Wired] As part of a series of tests at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, astronaut Luca Parmitano controlled a K-10 rover... (Continue reading)



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