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Cosmos Quest for Students; The Pitfalls of Science

cosmosCOSMOS; A Spacetime Odyssey, Episode 7, “The Clean Room,” is an exploration of science at its best and worst – and an example of how one person can change the world for everyone’s benefit, without ever committing a single act of destruction or violence. It’s also a powerful example of solving a classic scientific problem.

Grade Levels
6-12

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Fix50 Alternatives and Detours

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Lane closures along Highway 50/Business 80 through Sacramento begin Tuesday, April 22. The construction is expected to last a few months, and will impact both directions of traffic.

Commuters who have to take Highway 50/Business 80 between the Highway 99 junction and the I-5 junction should plan ahead for detours.

Caltrans recommends the following alternatives:

Yolobus is offering…

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Deadly Accident Along Highway 99

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At least one person has died after an accident along southbound Highway 99 near Stockton.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, a car rolled near Hammer Lane.

No confirmation yet on how many people were inside the car at the time, and the extent of their injuries.

Officers have closed at least two lanes of Highway 99 southbound as they respond to the accident. They estimate to have the highway reopen…

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CPS Responds to Allegations of Foster Dad Abusing Infant

Paul Teldeschi

Paul Teldeschi
Courtesy: Stockton Police Department

STOCKTON-

A Stockton man is facing serious charges after his foster daughter is allegedly beaten so severely, she is in a coma. This case raises questions about the fostering system, and how adults are screened for the program.

FOX40 reached out to Child Protective Services in San Joaquin County, and while they could not comment on the specific…

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Mesmerizing Experiment Using Milk and Food Coloring

(Video) Mesmerizing Experiment Using Milk and Food Coloring

Drop food coloring into a plate of milk, then add soap. Darren Peck reveals what happens in our Cosmos Science Experiment with Cosmos student of the week Peter M. Thompson.

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Infant Girl in Coma, Foster Father Arrested

Paul Teldeschi

Paul Teldeschi
Courtesy: Stockton Police Department

STOCKTON-

A 37-year-old man is accused of injuring his foster infant daughter so severely, she is in a coma, and may not survive.

The 10-month-old girl was initially taken to a hospital on March 30, but then quickly flown to Oakland Children’s Hospital for treatment of her severe injuries. Family Crimes detectives were notified by the hospital,…

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Woman, Boy Killed in I-80 Crash Identified

Woman, Child Killed in High Speed Crash on I-80

A Roseville woman was killed Thursday after police say erratic driving led to a serious crash.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY-

A woman, killed in a crash along I-80 in Sacramento County, has been identified as a Roseville woman.

Tricia Sears was driving along I-80 Thursday afternoon when her car crashed near Madison Avenue. A four-year-old boy inside the car, identified as Skylar Eubanks, also died.

A young…

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City Council Decides Water Conservation over Green Lawns

Roseville Water Cutbacks Become Mandatory

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SACRAMENTO-

Maintain the lawn, or follow drought restrictions? With the recent policy limiting landscape watering to just two days a week in Sacramento City, the city had conflicting policies.

Title 17 stated that unpaved areas setback from the roads had to be “landscaped, irrigated and maintained … all landscaping materials shall be mowed, trimmed, and/or maintained as often as…

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Deputies Track Murder Suspect to Stockton Home

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Deputies are waiting outside a home in Stockton, they believe a murder suspect is inside.

The man is reportedly wanted in connection with a homicide in Acampo. Deputies already have two people in custody for the death, and were tracking this third person.

They have been at the home for most of Friday morning. The suspect has not responded to deputies’ commands to come out and surrender.

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Mexico Rattled by 7.5-Magnitude Quake

Mexico Earthquake

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning in southern Mexico’s Guerrero state, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Courtesy: USGS

TECPAN, Mexico (CNN)-

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico’s Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred on the Pacific Coast between the major resort towns of Acapulco and Zijuatanejo during Holy Week, when…

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Yuba County Joins State of Jefferson Effort

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Yuba County Board of Supervisors see joining the so-called State of Jefferson and leaving California behind as a no-brainer for one big reason.

“We feel that we are nothing more than tax collectors for the state,” County Supervisor Andy Vasquez said. “We don’t count.”

Vasquez says Yuba County doesn’t get any attention or money for the issues that matter to them.

“Certain countries…

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Park Coming to Empty Field after 6 Years of Planning

Park Coming to Empty Field, After 6 Years of Planning

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It is a peaceful area, surrounded by homes and working families, but one north Natomas neighborhood has not had much to look at other than an empty field that has become more of a nuisance.

“Right now it is a big weed patch with dirt. You get a lot of rats and raccoons. They come from out of the country,” said resident Gary Gordon.

After six years of planning, Sacramento City Council has…

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PHOTOS: Baby Bear Abandoned, Nursed to Health

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10-week-old baby bear
Courtesy: Dan Thrift

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10-week-old baby bear
Courtesy: Dan Thrift

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10-week-old baby bear
Courtesy: Dan Thrift

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A ten-week-old baby girl was dropped off in a front yard in the Lake Tahoe area Tuesday night, and is now being nursed back to health.

The 5.4-pound bear cub was found at the Bear League, and immediately taken to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care center.

The…

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Watch Live: CHP Updates Orland Crash Investigation

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The California Highway Patrol is updating their investigation into the deadly crash near Orland on April 10.

Watch it live here: http://fox40.com/live/

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Iconic Northern California Bridge Gets $74M Facelift

Foresthill bridge

Foresthill Bridge

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From Hollywood movies to drag racing, the Auburn Foresthill Bridge serves as a beacon of innovation and construction. It’s just breathtaking.

Wednesday, a red ribbon was cut and the first car to ever cross it returned for a celebratory trip.

More than 40 years after it opened, crews celebrated a $74 million facelift and retrofit project.

For roughly three years, it’s…

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