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California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson

The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.

The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.

California
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
Catherine Offord | Apr 22, 2020
Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Amy Schleunes | Mar 2, 2020
More cases emerge across the country as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3,000.
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
The utility company PG&E has cut electricity to much of the Bay Area as a preventive measure.
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 8, 2019
Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.