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Amy Standen

As a radio reporter for KQED Science, Amy's grappled with archaic maps, brain fitness exercises, albino redwood trees, and jet-lagged lab rats, as well as modeled a wide variety of hard hats and construction vests. Long before all that, she learned to cut actual tape interning for a Latin American news show at WBAI in New York, then took her first radio job as a producer for Pulse of the Planet. Since then, Amy has been an editor at Salon.com, the editor of Terrain Magazine, and has produced stories for NPR, Living on Earth, Philosophy Talk, and Pop Up Magazine. She's also a founding editor of Meatpaper Magazine.

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New Clinics in California Seek to Stop Schizophrenia Before it Starts

July 28, 2014 | 9:58 am

New Clinics in California Seek to Stop Schizophrenia Before it Starts

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Reagan was 19 when she began having hallucinations.The important thing is she knew something was wrong.

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Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

June 10, 2014 | 7:30 am

Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

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In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company’s $1 billion expansion project.

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Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

May 8, 2014 | 5:03 pm

Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

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Venture capitalist expected to appear Monday in case involving access to a popular local beach. …read more

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Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

April 18, 2014 | 9:29 am

Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

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The planet, about 500 light-years from Earth, orbits in its stars habitable zone. …read more

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash-Land on the Moon

April 4, 2014 | 8:27 am

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash-Land on the Moon

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Having solved a 42-year-old mystery about lunar “streamers,” the $280 million LADEE spacecraft is set to vaporize when it collides with the moon around April 21. …read more

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NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

March 24, 2014 | 10:05 am

NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

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Insects go into orbit as part of effort to understand challenges of a human mission to Mars. Read more. …

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New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

March 6, 2014 | 4:45 pm

New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

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Do skills acquired by playing video games transfer to the real world? That’s a debate driving new research. Read more. …

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Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

March 3, 2014 | 7:55 am

Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

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Scientists study whether ‘electroceuticals’ might treat depression and other ailments while ‘brain hackers’ experiment. . Read more …

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One Galaxy, Many Worlds: Scientists Announce ‘Planet Bonanza’

February 27, 2014 | 8:08 am

One Galaxy, Many Worlds: Scientists Announce ‘Planet Bonanza’

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NASA researchers announce they’ve verified 715 new planets orbiting around 305 stars. Read more …

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Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

March 27, 2013 | 10:03 am

Debate Takes on Safety of Flame Retardants

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[UPDATE: EPA announces plans to study whether flame retardant chemicals are safe] Does injecting sofas and armchairs with flame retardants hurt us or protect us? That debate took place in Sacramento Tuesday as part of a hearing on an arcane but controversial law known as TB117. According to TB117, which was established in 1975, all […]

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