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Shasta Lake: The Golden State’s largest reservoir has warmed and become depleted over the past decade (NASA SATELLITE PHOTOS)

Jun 29, 2015
Shasta Lake: The Golden State’s largest reservoir has warmed and become depleted over the past decade (NASA SATELLITE PHOTOS)

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NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second

Jun 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added.

“Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight...

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United Way of Nevada County’s 7th Annual “Day of Action” was a huge success

Jun 29, 2015
United Way of Nevada County’s 7th Annual “Day of Action” was a huge success

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‘Drink When Thirsty’ to Avoid Fatal Drops in Blood Sodium Levels During Exercise

Jun 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to drink when thirsty, according to an updated consensus statement on exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH). The recommendations appear in the June issue of...

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Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” To Protect Newly Hatched Birds

Jun 29, 2015
Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” To Protect Newly Hatched Birds

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Las Vegas Butterfly Gains 5,214 Acres of Protected Critical Habitat Under Endangered Species Act

Jun 29, 2015
Las Vegas Butterfly Gains 5,214 Acres of Protected Critical Habitat Under Endangered Species Act

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Florida Tech lightning research deepens understanding of sprite formation

Jun 29, 2015
Florida Tech lightning research deepens understanding of sprite formation

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First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in El Dorado County

Jun 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the El Dorado Hills area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2015. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, was found on...

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The chemistry of grilling (video)

Jun 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2015 — If you're firing up the barbecue this week for an Independence Day cookout, you don't want to miss this week's Reactions video. We've got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests like, "Why is red meat red?"

You'll also learn about the amazing Maillard reaction that turns that red...

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Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development

Jun 29, 2015

ATHENS, GA, June 26, 2015 - Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature.

But University of Georgia researchers say these federally protected nature areas have a problem: Their boundaries have...

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