‘Solar superstorm’ could cause global internet outage for months says study

U.S. 09/23/21, 18:06

A 'solar superstorm' approaching Earth could have devastating consequences for internet access, a new study found. University of California predicts the worldwide web could be disrupted for extended periods, if a superstorm strikes. That is the dire outlook in the latest research report, "Solar superstorms: planning for an internet apocalypse." "[Storms could] ...

Police arrest UC Berkeley students in 2 sexual assaults

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:15

A former University of California, Berkeley fraternity member was arrested for allegedly punching, biting and sexually assaulting two women, one of them at a fraternity house, authorities said Thursday.Finn Wolff, 20, was arrested on Tuesday and was charged with rape, forced oral copulation and other felonies related to the November ...

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:22

A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of University of California, Los Angeles. Past recipients included Julie Andrews, ...

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

U.S. 05/01/19, 08:40

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions.Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into a 2018 city measure to tax wealthy companies to pay ...

Fewer than 100 now quarantined in LA measles outbreak

U.S. 04/30/19, 13:44

Fewer than 100 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities remain quarantined following their possible exposure to measles.California State University, Los Angeles, reported Tuesday that 70 students and employees were still under a quarantine launched last week after it was learned that hundreds of people might have come ...

More than half quarantined by LA universities are cleared

Health 04/29/19, 14:24

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume their normal activities.The quarantine marked one of the most sweeping efforts by authorities to contain the nation's measles outbreak, ...

Nearly 700 from LA universities still in measles quarantine

U.S. 04/27/19, 15:25

Nearly 700 people possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities are still quarantined three days after health officials ordered the precautions to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease.A spokesman for California State University, Los Angeles, said Saturday that 106 staff members and 550 students have been ...

Update: Los Angeles campuses cope with measles order

U.S. 04/26/19, 09:36

The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local):7:25 a.m.The quarantine order for students and staff who may have been exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities requires them to remain at home until they provide evidence of immunity or the risk period expires.FILE - ...

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:58

A quarantine order was issued Thursday for hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity.Measles in the United States has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, ...

Update: Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:45

The Latest on a measles outbreak (all times local):2:30 p.m.A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity.FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, ...

1 taken to hospital after small plane crash in California

U.S. 04/13/19, 17:37

Northern California officials are investigating a small plane crash in the college town of Davis.The Yolo County Sheriff's office said they responded to a plane crash a little after 11 a.m. Saturday. The sole occupant was taken to a hospital.KCRA-TV reports the plan took off from the Yolo County Airport ...

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:59

Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations.Some 10,000 members of University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America were expected to take part statewide, spokesman ...

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

U.S. 03/12/19, 05:05

A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves.The University of California, Davis report studying heatwaves in 2014-2016 is to be published Tuesday in Scientific Reports.Eric Sanford, ...

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:12

A 7-foot (215-centimeter) sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of California, Santa Barbara, said an intern spotted the stranded fish last week at Sands Beach in the university's ...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

U.S. 02/21/19, 10:21

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.The researchers found that fewer horseflies landed on the bedecked horses than on ...

California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

U.S. 02/20/19, 16:21

A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.Collin Howard on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in San Jose after a grand jury indicted him on Feb. 14. Howard, 18, had earlier ...

Alert system at UC Davis failed on night of police shooting

U.S. 01/16/19, 19:45

The University of California, Davis says an emergency alert system intended to deliver emails and text messages to 70,000 students and staff failed on the night a police officer was shot and killed near campus last week.The Sacramento Bee reports Wednesday that a pair of alerts went out on Jan. ...

UC Berkeley, conservative groups reach deal in speech suit

U.S. 12/03/18, 19:48

The University of California, Berkeley agreed to consider changes to its policy on major campus events as part of a settlement announced Monday in a lawsuit over student access to conservative speakers. The university and one of the groups that filed the lawsuit, the Young America's Foundation, however, disagreed on the ...

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?

U.S. 12/02/18, 09:46

Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life.The young ...

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