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Research indicates life could have begun in hot springs such as at Yellowstone.

Research indicates life could have begun in hot springs such as at Yellowstone.

Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

A paradigm-shifting hypothesis laid out by UC Santa Cruz astrobiologists David Deamer and Bruce Damer could reshape ideas about the origin of life.

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Cleaning up toxic sites needn't remove neighbors

Cleaning up toxic sites needn't remove neighbors

Writing in "The Conversation," Lindsey Dillon, assistant professor of sociology, describes how urban toxic-site cleanups can contribute to gentrification.

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Arts research center wins forest service grant

Arts research center wins forest service grant

The center will use the $250,000 U.S. Forest Service grant to study the economic feasibility of an innovative forest industry cluster near Reno.

Intercollegiate athletics charts future course

Intercollegiate athletics charts future course

The NCAA Division III athletics program, bolstered by a new student fee, has been restructured so it aligns with other successful Division III programs.

Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star

Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star

At a distance of 10 billion light years, a supernova detected by the Dark Energy Survey team is one of the most distant ever discovered and confirmed.

Master gardener marks 40 years at Chadwick Garden

Master gardener marks 40 years at Chadwick Garden

Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden, calls the students and apprentices he shares his days with "the light of the world."

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