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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1988
In Atlanta and certain other southern cities, trees may contribute more hydrocarbons to the formation of photochemical smog than do cars and factories, according to computer modeling studies conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. These emissions may doom the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to control pollution by restricting release of man-made hydrocarbons, the researchers said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1990 | From staff and wire reports
More than a billion tons of carbon emitted into the atmosphere each year in the form of carbon dioxide cannot be accounted for but is probably being absorbed by land masses in the Northern Hemisphere, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week in Science magazine. Release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is believed to be contributing to a warming of the planet through the greenhouse effect, which traps heat at the Earth's surface.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001
Arthur Walker, 64, a Stanford physics professor whose work helped scientists investigate mysteries of the sun, died at his Stanford home April 29 of cancer. Using X-ray and thin-film telescopes, Walker photographed the sun's corona, or outermost atmosphere, obtaining images that were printed on the cover of the Sept. 30, 1988, Science magazine.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Science 86, the award-winning popular science magazine that helped pioneer a trend toward glossy, technical publications for lay readers, will cease publication with its current issue and sell some assets to Time Inc., it was announced Friday. The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, which began publishing the magazine as Science 80 in the fall of 1979, said it is selling its Science 86 subscriber list and licensing the publication's name to Time for two years as part of the deal.
NEWS
November 22, 2011 | By Melissa Healy/Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more "on task" than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time. And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, when brain scans detect a pattern of better control over the wandering mind among experienced meditators, but when the mind is allowed to wander freely. Those insights emerge from a study to be published next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which looked at two groups: highly experienced meditators and meditation novices, and compared the operations of the " Default Mode Network " -- a newly identified cluster of brain regions that go to work when our brains appear to be "offline.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1997
Techniclone Corp., the Tustin developer of tumor treatments, is already trumpeting research advances by a company it's about to acquire. Techniclone announced last week that a study in 21 mice by the founding scientist of Princeton, N.J.-based Peregrine Pharmaceuticals suggests that cells inside solid tumors can be selectively targeted and starved to death. The scientist, Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1987
An immense celestial cloud is collapsing upon itself and giving birth to giant stars, confirming a classic theory of how stars are created, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. In a report being published today in Science magazine, they said at least a dozen stars already have formed in a huge ring at the core of the gas cloud known as W49A. Others are still being formed.
SCIENCE
October 2, 2009 | Rosie Mestel
A man who cracked the knuckles of one hand -- but not the other -- for six decades, scientists who figured out why pregnant women don't topple over and chemists who made diamonds from tequila were honored Thursday at the annual Ig Nobel prize ceremony -- a tongue-in-cheek parody of the famous and august Nobels, which are due to be announced next week. Produced by a science humor magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research, the event was celebrated at a raucous event at Harvard University, during which each recipient received his or her prize from a genuine Nobel laureate.
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