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  • Robert C. Stebbins dies at 98; Berkeley reptile, amphibian expert

    Robert C. Stebbins dies at 98; Berkeley reptile, amphibian expert
    If anyone could make lizards, salamanders, snakes and all measure of creepy, crawling things objects of wonder and even beauty, it was Robert C. Stebbins. His well-regarded books, lectures and artwork made him a superstar among those who studied...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won. Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
  • Letter of intent day: Let the celebration begin

    Letter of intent day: Let the celebration begin
    Wednesday is the first day high school seniors can sign an early national letter of intent for all sports but football, soccer, track and field, cross country and men's water polo. Across Southern California, athletes are celebrating with classmates and...
  • Giant oarfish carcass found off Catalina to be split for research

    Giant oarfish carcass found off Catalina to be split for research
    A rare 18-foot oarfish that was found dead off Catalina Island has been dissected and will be split between several universities for research. The serpent-like fish, among the largest reported in nearly 20 years, was spotted by a snorkeler in about 20...
  • Giant oarfish likely carried ashore by ocean current, scientist says

    Giant oarfish likely carried ashore by ocean current, scientist says
    The deaths of two giant oarfish that washed up off California within the span of a week may have been caused by an ocean current that the weak-swimming creatures could not overcome, a scientist said. The 18-foot giant found off Santa Catalina Island...
  • Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked

    Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked
    Two rare, ribbon-like fish that washed up on Southern California beaches last week have puzzled and excited scientists, who know little about the creature that inspired sea serpent lore. The oarfish, deep-sea dwellers that remain largely mysterious to...
  • Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish

    Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish
    Researchers have discovered that the massive oarfish hosts several types of parasites, revealing clues about the serpent-like fish’s habitat, UC Santa Barbara announced this week. Parasitologists at the university obtained small tissue samples --...
  • UCI ranks high on green campus list

    UC Irvine received the No. 3 spot in a ranking of the "greenest" universities compiled annually by the Sierra Club's magazine. The Sierra Club dubbed the list the nation's Coolest Schools, recognizing campuses trying to solve climate problems and...
  • UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings

     UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings
    UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
  • Around Town: Alzheimer's center gets new leader

    Around Town: Alzheimer's center gets new leader
    Joanna Richardson-Jones has been selected to lead the Alzheimer's Family Services Center in Huntington Beach as executive director. Richardson-Jones has held executive leadership roles with Adventist Health, Diversified Clinical Services and CRC...
  • Burbank High leads city cross-country pack again

    Burbank High leads city cross-country pack again
    For the first time in years, there will be no Burbank All-City Cross-Country meet to sort, determine and highlight the top runners within the Media City. Yet, just because there's no race doesn't mean there isn't a competition among the four local...
  • Briefs: UCI picked eighth

    UC Irvine has been picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation preseason coaches poll for men's water polo. The Anteaters, coming off a 14-12 season that included an 0-8 record in the MPSF, received 12 points, one better...