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Berkeley, Stanford Scientists Share Nobel Prize for Medicine

October 7, 2013 | 7:20 am

Berkeley, Stanford Scientists Share Nobel Prize for Medicine

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Bay Area researchers among a trio who discovered the machinery cells use to transport key molecules.

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Why Are Democratic Lawmakers Failing to Pass Environmental Bills?

September 16, 2013 | 6:26 pm

Why Are Democratic Lawmakers Failing to Pass Environmental Bills?

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Environmental measures seem to be struggling in Sacramento, despite Democrats holding sizable majorities in both houses.

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Exploratorium To Cut Staff Due To Poor Attendance

August 16, 2013 | 8:30 am

Exploratorium To Cut Staff Due To Poor Attendance

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San Francisco’s Exploratorium, which recently moved to spanking new digs at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero, is laying off 18 percent of its staff because of low attendance. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the acclaimed science museum will cut 80 of its 435 paid positions four months after moving to its waterfront location. Museum […]

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How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

May 8, 2013 | 2:50 pm

How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

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Ever wonder how a major league baseball player hits a 90-mph fastball? Ask some researchers at UC Berkeley, who have identified an area of the brain that makes it possible. Look at the numbers alone and hitting a home run seems next to impossible. A fastball takes .4 seconds to reach home plate after it […]

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Mistake in First California Carbon Auction Raises Questions About Secrecy

February 19, 2013 | 4:10 pm

Mistake in First California Carbon Auction Raises Questions About Secrecy

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The glitch in California’s cap-and-trade program that you probably never heard about.

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Climate Change: Can Marine Life Adapt to More Acidic Seas?

September 26, 2012 | 4:30 pm

Climate Change: Can Marine Life Adapt to More Acidic Seas?

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Marine scientists from around the world are gathering in Monterey this week to discuss what is sometimes a little-noticed climate change problem: ocean acidification. The oceans have become about 30 percent more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution – the result of soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Today, oceans absorb about […]

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