Imperial Valley News
Davis, California - Thanks in part to researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, cattle ranchers in California, Nevada and Oregon are one step closer to having a vaccine available to treat a tick-borne bacterial disease - commonly known as foothill abortion - which kills cow fetuses.
Stanford, California - If people actually embrace the concept of stress, it can make them stronger, smarter and happier, a Stanford expert says.
Stanford, California - It is no surprise that an animal the size of three school buses takes very big bites. Hundreds of times a day, a fin whale gulps in a swimming pool's worth of water to fill its belly with krill – a hallmark of many gigantic filter feeders in the ocean.
Berkeley, California - Two thousand California honey bees may have a story to tell. So too, more than 10,000 deer mice, and 3,000 oaks. Specimens of these plants and animals populate massive collections in Berkeley’s renowned research museums, and are now being enlisted as guides to past episodes of habitat and climate change.
Berkeley, California - Steadily and alarmingly, humans have been depleting Earth’s soil resources faster than the nutrients can be replenished. If this trajectory does not change, soil erosion, combined with the effects of climate change, will present a huge risk to global food security over the next century, warns a review paper authored by some of the top soil scientists in the country.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of grapheme - making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. They say the accomplishment could provide a basic building block for new kinds of electronic lenses, as well as quantum-based devices that combine electronics and optics.