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5 min ago | GretaWire

Who did President Obama have lunch with in LA? and where? click to find out

Prior to his remarks at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the President is meeting for lunch at Canter's Deli - a family-owned LA landmark since 1931 - with four Americans who took the time to write him letters.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

4 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

NASA: The West is sucking the ground dry

When it doesn't fall from the sky, we get it from the ground, and new satellite data from NASA show the West has been sucking underground water resources dry a compounding problems for the already threatened Ogallala Aquifer, which underlies parts of eight U.S. states, or 175,000 square miles.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought

Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Irvine, CA

Science

Western U.S. states using up ground water at an alarming rate

For the past 14 years, drought has afflicted the Colorado River Basin, and one of the most visible signs has been the white bathtub rings around the red rocks of Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two biggest dammed lakes on the river.

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

Rehab Management

Blending Salmon Fibrin and Gene Inhibitor Restores Function in SCI Rodent Model, Study Says

UCI Reeve-Irvine researchers report that a therapy blend of salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain, restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury during a study on rodents.

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ABC News

Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss

A new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Irvine, CA

Daily Kos

Shocking drought data from NASA

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Irvine, CA

Green Car Congress

Satellite study shows drought-stricken Colorado River Basin states depleting their groundwater

A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, NASA, Irvine, CA

RedOrbit

Quiet Year Expected For Amazon Forest Fires In...

Image Caption: Gauges convey the 2014 fire severity forecast for 10 regions in the Amazon Basin where fire activity varies greatly from year to year, and where climate conditions have a significant impact on fire activity.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Irvine, CA, Space, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Medical News Today

Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia , according to UC Irvine scientists.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

The Daily Record

A taste of OARDC-ATI

On the luncheon menu at the Arden Shisler Center were red, yellow and blue potato salad; caprese skewers; hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken salad on spelt bread; and other locally produced delicacies; on the guest list was the new Ohio State University president, Michael Drake, who most recently served as chancellor of the University of ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Science Blog

Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science .

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Science Daily

How stress hormones promote brain's building of negative memories

Scientists have discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, Irvine, CA

Science Blog

Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine's Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.

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KLIQ-FM Hastings

Sleep Deprivation Distorts Memories

Remember the last time you had a bad night's sleep? If you can't, it's possible that your interrupted sleep contributed to your forgetfulness.

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Freshnews

Essentialis Secures Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Grant to...

Essentialis announced today the receipt of a grant from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wired

Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power Outages

General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science / Technology, NASA, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Hurricane Sandy

New University

An Interview with Quinn VanAntwerp, UCI Alumn

Behind every pop star and rock band are those whose songwriting talents bring them their success.

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Related Topix: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Rock-N-Roll, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region June 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

The Little Professor

Biographia Literaria

Commenter CJ Colucci has inquired more than once about how, exactly, I came to specialize in nineteenth-century religious fiction of, ah, less than stellar aesthetic quality.

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