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12

Mar

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islandsThe 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islands
The 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.

05

Feb

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communitiesThe seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communities
The seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

18

Dec

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?
A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

25

Nov

Momentum builds for Obama’s brain initiativeThe collaborative project is still mapping out goals, but it intends to better understand the brain’s structure and function.

Momentum builds for Obama’s brain initiative
The collaborative project is still mapping out goals, but it intends to better understand the brain’s structure and function.

23

Aug

Obama administration comes out against breed-specific legislationThe president responded to a petition to ban such laws, stating that ‘research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective.’

Obama administration comes out against breed-specific legislation
The president responded to a petition to ban such laws, stating that ‘research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective.’

20

Aug

Obamas welcome new puppy to White HouseThe first family celebrates the end of summer by adding a new member to the family.

Obamas welcome new puppy to White House
The first family celebrates the end of summer by adding a new member to the family.

16

Aug

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?
A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

06

Aug

Canine communication is big on folded ears, tucked tails and other body language, but pet dogs are also careful students of the human face. Not only can a dog identify its owner’s face in a crowd, but it can even tell when a stranger is smiling.Since President Obama is widely recognizable, our view of this modified image may resemble how dogs see a familiar human face. It’s much blurrier than what we see, but that basic amount of visual information still sparks welcome-home frenzies from dogs around the world every day.See more images of how dogs see the world.

Canine communication is big on folded ears, tucked tails and other body language, but pet dogs are also careful students of the human face. Not only can a dog identify its owner’s face in a crowd, but it can even tell when a stranger is smiling.
Since President Obama is widely recognizable, our view of this modified image may resemble how dogs see a familiar human face. It’s much blurrier than what we see, but that basic amount of visual information still sparks welcome-home frenzies from dogs around the world every day.
See more images of how dogs see the world.

01

Jul

How the Secret Service really protects the presidentSecret Service officials take advantage of a variety of resources to ensure the safety of the president, including various forms of technology.

How the Secret Service really protects the president
Secret Service officials take advantage of a variety of resources to ensure the safety of the president, including various forms of technology.

25

Jun

Read President Obama’s climate change planAccording to a Fact Sheet distributed to press by the White House, the speech will focus on these three areas.

Read President Obama’s climate change plan
According to a Fact Sheet distributed to press by the White House, the speech will focus on these three areas.