Imperial Valley News
Stanford, California - The European Union led the world in wheat production and exports in 2014-15. Yet Europe is also the region where productivity has slowed the most. Yields of major crops have not increased as much as would be expected over the past 20 years, based on past productivity increases and innovations in agriculture.
Stanford, California - Does evolution follow certain rules? If, in the words of the famed evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, one could "rewind the tape of life," would certain biological trends reemerge? Asked another way: Can evolution be predicted?
Stanford, California - A protein found in pancreatic tumors may lead to a new chemotherapy that is effective against many different kinds of cancers, but turning the discovery into a new drug has required a bit of chemistry know-how.
Stanford, California - One year after the launch of Obamacare, some rural residents face significant disadvantages, a new Stanford study shows.
Berkeley, California - A 12-year Liberian girl was recently detained and allowed to die on the way to the hospital after being raped. According to Liberian newspapers, she was turned away from two health centers (including one with a gender-violence ward) because she was bleeding profusely and staff feared she had Ebola.
Berkeley, California - Introducing Tom Steyer, the man newspapers like to call “the billionaire environmentalist,” Jennifer Granholm praised him Wednesday night at International House as a “great warrior for our planet.”