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Two city councilmen call for restrictions on how often San Diego residents can water lawns. They say their action was prompted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's recent Drought Monitor report that showed 95 percent of California in severe to exceptional drought.
Among other good things going on in Kentucky, the state climbed from 49th to fourth place in the University of Nebraska Lincoln's annual Entrepreneurship Index.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a two-day conference re-evaluating how historians have portrayed the Armenian genocide and its aftermath as it reaches its 100th anniversary. The conference is organized by history professor Bedross Der Matossian and co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies at UNL, the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research and the Society for Armenian Studies. UNL's History Department, its Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program and the Institute of Ethnic Studies at UNL are cooperating in the conference.
The Prytania Theater and its nonagenarian owner are happy exceptions to the rules. The single-screen neighborhood movie theater thrives by using a mix of low-cost, throwback movie selections and cutting-edge technology. Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said any movie theater, large or small, has to go digital because movies are no longer made in any other format.
Exhausted firefighters and worried homeowners got some relief when rain dampened major wildfires in California. But the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map produced by the Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and others shows extreme and exceptional drought conditions in California.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has erected statues of four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture on its East Campus. Only Iowa claims more, with five. During a dedication ceremony on UNL's East Campus, Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, assured the crowd that there's plenty of room for more statutes to honor future ag secretaries from Nebraska.
Amino acids and other biologically important molecules can be distinguished from their mirror images. University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists Joan Dreiling and Timothy Gay offer an explanation why.
Physicists Timothy Gay and Joan Dreiling of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found hints that the asymmetry of life -- the fact that most biochemical molecules are "left-handed" or "right-handed" -- could have been caused by electrons from nuclear decay in early days of evolution.
The breakup of 3-bromocamphor molecules bombarded by polarized electrons give a tantalizing hint of the origins of biological homochirality -- nature's preference for one mirror image over another. Chemistry World, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry, reports on experiments by University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists Joan Dreiling and Timothy Gay.
Timothy Gay and Joan Dreiling, both physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have conducted a test that offers an explanation why most biochemical molecules are "left-handed" or "right-handed." It may explain why the DNA double helix in its standard for always twists like a right-handed screw.
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