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College and the Computer Game “Addiction”

College and the Computer Game “Addiction”

Last year as a freshman at UC Davis, I became aware of how prominent computer and video games were in a student’s everyday life.  I was surprised to find while walking through my dormitory hall, peeking into rooms that had their doors open in welcome, that many of my friends were all glued to their [...]

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Top Five Study Spots

Top Five Study Spots

Winter quarter is over and practically everyone I know used their Spring Break to recover and recharge from finals. It’s hard to think of anything good that comes with finals week; with abundant stress, excessive eating, lack (or absence) of sleep, the temporary end of a social life, and to the dismay of Davis townspeople, [...]

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The Science of Origami

The Science of Origami

Praying mantises, scorpions, horseflies and long-horned beetles are among the creatures that can be viewed in Robert Lang’s Alamo, California laboratory.  His lab, although based on the foundations of physics and mathematics, is better referred to as an art studio. The specimens are actually origami pieces, each uniquely designed and folded by Lang. Lang, who [...]

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Developmental Discoveries

Developmental Discoveries

Can the developing brain of a fetus be adversely affected when its mother is suffering from a virus or infection? The long-held theory believed by developmental neurobiologists and researchers was that the nervous and immune systems are completely separate. The blood vessels and capillaries in the brain are protected by the blood brain barrier, which [...]

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Microbial Madness

Microbial Madness

The terrifying lethal strain of E Coli that recently infected over 2300 people in Germany has the entire globe concerned about food safety and microbial hazards. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this has been the deadliest E Coli outbreak in modern history. Researchers at UC Davis are conducting studies in order [...]

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