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13 hrs ago | Newswise

Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership.

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Related Topix: Generation, Industrial, Astronomy, Science

21 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Researchers scrutinize a rare but fatal pathogen

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Intelligence of crows, jealousy of dogs, and first graders

In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia, World News

The Daily Republic

Ray-McFadden

The bride is the daughter of Barbara McFadden of Vacaville. She graduated from Solano Community College and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.

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Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Country Club, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Fairfield, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama gives a lot of speeches, but not from the Oval Office

Did you catch President Obama's Oval Office speech on Aug. 31, 2010, announcing the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq? No? Too bad.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, US Politics

Fri Jul 25, 2014

National Review Online

Professor Guilty in Assault on Young Pro Lifer

Some readers may recall the UC Santa Barbara professor who was so incensed at seeing pro-life demonstrators that she attacked a teenage girl and stole her protest sign.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA

Edhat

Catastrophic Animal Loss

The Earth's current biodiversity - the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error - is vital to sustaining human life.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Entomology

The Washington Post

UC Santa Barbara professor pleads a oeno contesta to destroying anti-abortion sign, assaulting protester

A UCSB Feminist Studies professor accused of stealing and destroying an anti-abortion activist's poster - and pushing and scratching the activist in the process - pleaded no contest Thursday morning to three misdemeanor chargesa .

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Daily Caller

If You're Pro-Life At UCSB And You're Assaulted, Get It On Video

Last March, a University of California Santa Barbara "feminist studies" professor named Mireille Miller-Young stole a sign from 16-year-old pro-life activist Thrin Short.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

The Daily Caller

Professor Who Claimed 'Moral Right' To Censor, Batter Teen Abortion Foe Pleads No Contest

Remember the University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor who forcibly stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from two abortion protesters, then scratched and appeared to push one of the protesters , then destroyed the sign? The crime went down back in March when the professor, Mireille Miller-Young, rallied up a small gaggle of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Crows can Perform as Well as 7 to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect Water Displacement Tasks

In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia, World News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

How Tri-Valley Police, Fire Officials Are Preparing in Case of Active Shooter Attack

By AUTUMN JOHNSON It's something no one wants to think about but the reality is that someone has to.

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Related Topix: Fire, Livermore, CA, Dublin, CA, Pleasanton, CA

Noozhawk

Art for the Masses: NEH Fellowship Enables UCSB Art Historian to Study Capitoline Museum in Rome

In 1734, almost 60 years before the Louvre made its debut in Paris, the Museo Capitolino opened in Rome.

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TheBlaze.com

What One Mom Noticed About Her Son's Ice Cream Sandwich After...

Ice cream sandwiches and those red-white-and-blue popsicles are summer staples - and so are the sticky fingers that come along with them.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, US Politics, US News

Noozhawk

Brad Tisdale Opens Tisdale Insurance & Estate Services in Santa Barbara

The new company helps people protect their family, business and wealth with customized life, long-term care and disability insurance strategies, according to Tisdale, who is certified by the Corporation for Long-Term Care and the Institute of Business and Finance.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Long Term Care, Health

WTOP-FM Washington

Biggest party colleges in each state are ranked

If you're looking for a good time, chances are it can be had at the homes of the Duke Dogs and Terrapins.

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Related Topix: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Howard University, George Washington University

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Science Daily

Smarter than a first-grader? Crows can perform as well as 7- to...

In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia, World News, Weird

Inside Bay Area

Walnut Creek: Northgate High jazz band begins fundraising campaign to play Monterey Jazz Festival

The Northgate High Instrumental Music Boosters group has launched a fundraising campaign to cover the $5,000 transportation and lodging costs for the school's 2013 - 2014 jazz band to perform Sept.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, The Big Band, Jazz, Cal State Chico, Brigham Young University, Education Etc.

Noozhawk

Diseases of Another Kind: UCSB Researchers Scrutinize Distinctive and Prevalent Infectious Agent

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

EurekAlert!

Calcification in changing oceans explored in special issue of The Biological Bulletin

What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers-organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection.

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Related Topix: Cal State East Bay, UC Davis, Davis, CA

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