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Climate Change Signs Seen in California Wildfires
This year's California wildfire season shows signs of influence from climate change.
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Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists
"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues to Sustainable Harvesting
Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.
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Authorities: Chinese Rocket Caused ‘Freakin’ Pretty’ Light Show
Pentagon's Strategic Command says brilliant display caused by re-entering space vehicle.
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First time I'd seen space debris burn up. Really cool to see.
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Tortoise’s Slow and Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire
An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."
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I want to know how they got a bearded dragon, as they're illegal to export for pets from Australia. May the stupid imported eucalyptus start fires that burn their house down. What is it with Americans and pillaging the world's wildlife? 
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Odor Test May Identify Alzheimer’s
New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.
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4 Zika Cases in Florida Are Likely From Mosquitoes
Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the continental U.S.
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Warming at Alarming Rate, Lake Tahoe Reflects Rapid Sierra Climate Change
The findings surprised even scientists who monitor Tahoe's vitals, and could show climate change impacts coming faster than expected.
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California Adds Atrazine to List of Toxic Chemicals, But No Ban
Atrazine makes California’s list of toxic chemicals, while the EPA re-evaluates the weed-killer as a possible carcinogen.
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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing
English teachers are finding hands-on interdisciplinary approaches for teaching literature that get kids empathizing with characters and excited to show off their best work.
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Delta Tunnel Project Under Scrutiny as Hearings Begin
Public hearings began Tuesday on Governor Jerry Brown's $14.9 billion proposal to construct two 35 -mile tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Supporters say the project, officially named "California WaterFix," will stabilize water delivery across the state. But opponents argue the tunnels are too costly and will harm the estuary. We'll get an update on the controversial project.
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As Storms Erode California’s Cliffs, Buried Village Could Get Washed Away
Until now, the archaeological philosophy at Redwood National Park has been "keep it in the ground." But for one Native American site, climate change may force the park to reconsider.
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