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Video gaming, food, social network of Al Capone all part of new institute conference

Institute for Social Sciences conference explores online markets, video gaming, the cultural politics of food, social networking gangsters

Where man and nature collide: Roadkill hot spots identified in California

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An interactive map shows how California’s state highway system is strewn with roadkill “hot spots,” which are identified in a newly released report by the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis. The data could help state highway planners take measures to protect both…

Moving levees can increase groundwater supply

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Strange as it sounds, flood control can be part of the solution to managing California’s droughts. University of California scientists have shown that making more room for floodwaters can improve the state’s groundwater supplies and fisheries. Removing some levees or rebuilding aging ones some…