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Folsom High School Students To Launch Eclipse Balloon

August 16, 2017 | Steve Milne

Some Folsom High School students are planning to launch a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon into the path of the solar eclipse next Monday. The balloon will have four cameras on it.

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UC Davis Scientists Help Unlock Riddle Of Pandas' Black And White Fur

March 6, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Scientists have long wondered about the giant panda's unique coat of white and black fur. UC Davis and Cal State Long Beach researchers have found a link between the panda's appearance and its diet.

Environment

UC Davis Students Take Part In Climate Science "Data Rescue"

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

UC Davis students took part in a project to backup and protect scientific data related to climate change and the environment from federal websites.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Nematodes And Their Often Parasitic Nature

February 1, 2017

UC Davis researcher Lauren Camp joins Insight to share her research on nematodes, an species that can be large, small, parasitic or harmless. She presents her research Wednesday at Science Night Live in Lodi's World of Wonders Museum.

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Food and Sustainability

Creating Poly-Culture Fields Could Ward Off Pests, Study Finds

October 17, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Crop-eating insects thrive in fields planted with one crop variety. Scientists at UC Davis led a study to look at the diets of 53 pest species to find out why.

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Environment

It Takes A River: A 135-Mile Journey Down The Colorado

September 21, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Each spring, a group of UC Davis student scientists and their professors take a whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon to study a river that sustains 40 million people. Capital Public Radio’s Amy Quinton traveled with them.

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Experiment To Boost Smelt's Food Supply Shows Promising Results

August 31, 2016 | Steve Milne

A new strategy to improve conditions for Northern California's endangered Delta smelt appears to be working. That's the word from state and federal wildlife officials today. Scientists are trying to boost the smelt's food supply.

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