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With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

July 9, 2014 | 1:32 pm

With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

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Researchers plan for a device that will use electrical signals to communicate with neurons in the brain.

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Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

July 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

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State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.

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Feds Pursue ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

July 8, 2014 | 9:15 am

Feds Pursue ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

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After U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear oyster farm’s appeal, attorneys discuss next steps in case.

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New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

July 4, 2014 | 8:37 am

New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

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Scientists in California state parks are using an unconventional strategy to save an endangered bird: food poisoning.

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Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

June 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

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$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes.

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No California Tsunami Warning After Big Quake in Alaskan Islands

June 23, 2014 | 4:10 pm

No California Tsunami Warning After Big Quake in Alaskan Islands

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8.0 earthquake hits southwestern Aleutian Islands. Potential impact on West Coast still being assessed.

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Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

June 13, 2014 | 1:13 pm

Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

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Public health officials report a surge in the number of those suffering from sometimes-fatal infection.

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May Camelopardalids, We Hardly Saw You

May 27, 2014 | 1:58 pm

May Camelopardalids, We Hardly Saw You

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No, we didn’t see a meteor shower. But the late-night stars and pictures were pretty good.

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Amid Drought, State Water Rights System Delivers a Rich Supply to a Few

May 27, 2014 | 9:49 am

Amid Drought, State Water Rights System Delivers a Rich Supply to a Few

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Some ‘senior rights’ holders can get virtually all the water they want as the rest of state cuts back.

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Bay Area Communities See Signs of Climate Change

May 25, 2014 | 9:00 am

Bay Area Communities See Signs of Climate Change

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The Bay Area is already seeing signs of climate change.

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