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From Hogwarts to UCLA, quidditch is the next great college sport

Former UCLA film student Farzad Sangari has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary "Mudbloods," which follows UCLA's team to the Quidditch World Cup.

By August 1, 2014

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Biologists switch on gene, extend flies' lives 30 percent

UCLA biologists may have just found a "fountain of youth" gene. In fruit flies, at least.

By September 11, 2014

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J.K. Rowling brings singing sorceress to life in new 'Harry Potter' story

Meet Celestina Warbeck -- a singer from the "Harry Potter" books who now has her own story on the Pottermore website.

By August 22, 2014

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J.K. Rowling reaches out to shooting survivor who quoted Dumbledore

The Harry Potter author wrote to teenager Cassidy Stay, who quoted the wizardly headmaster at her murdered family's memorial service, sending her condolences -- and a wand.

By August 7, 2014

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Asteroid breaks up just like in Atari game

A phenomenon known as "YORP torque" is ripping an asteroid apart, and thanks to a team of telescopes, astronomers have been able to watch for the first time ever.

By March 6, 2014

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'Lab on a phone' detects mercury in water

Researchers at UCLA are using a 3D printer to produce an inexpensive, lightweight smartphone attachment that could ultimately take the place of large, expensive lab equipment.

By February 5, 2014

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Data breach at University of Maryland exposes 300K records

School president apologies for a "sophisticated" security breach that exposed the sensitive personal information faculty, staff, and students at the school since 1998.

By February 19, 2014

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'Math Bites' show with Danica McKellar makes numbers hip

Get weekly tips on how to incorporate math into your daily life using catchy tunes, puppets, and surprising celebrity cameos thanks to actress Danica McKellar's new show on the Nerdist Channel.

By February 12, 2014

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Yitang Zhang: A prime-number proof and a world of persistence

An exciting breakthrough by an academic little known before last year is firing up mathematicians. Now even playwrights are getting in on the act.

By February 12, 2014

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Imagining a Google where search isn't the whole story

Sure, Google's success is tied to one heck of a one-trick pony, but the company's efforts to expand beyond advertising finally are starting to bear fruit.

By February 11, 2014