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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/23/santa-barbara-oil-spill-no-automatic-valve-on-ruptured-pipeline target=_blank >Santa Barbara Oil Spill: No Automatic Valve on Ruptured Pipeline</a>

KQED News | May 23, 2015

Santa Barbara Oil Spill: No Automatic Valve on Ruptured Pipeline

LOS ANGELES — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in Santa Barbara County not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/22/163415/how_do_you_make_an_elderly_worm_feel_young_again?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?</a>

KQED News | May 22, 2015

How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/20/telemedicine-abortions-under-attack-as-a-new-option-for-women/ target=_blank >Telemedicine Abortions Under Attack as a New Option for Women</a>

KQED Science | May 21, 2015

Telemedicine Abortions Under Attack as a New Option for Women

The House of Representatives' approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks brings into sharp focus the issue of early access to abortion. Abortion rights supporters say more than a dozen states have banned one option that could improve early access: telemedicine. Iowa and Minnesota are ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/20/163284/chipping_away_at_the_mystery_of_the_oldest_tools_ever_found?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found</a>

KQED News | May 20, 2015

Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found

A scientific discovery in Kenya, first reported in April, challenges conventional wisdom about human history, say the scientists who made the discovery and are now releasing the details. The scientists say the collection of stone tools they turned up near Lake Turkana were made long before the first humans ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/20/crews-struggle-to-clean-up-oil-spill-near-santa-barbara target=_blank >Crews Struggle to Clean Up Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara</a>

KQED News | May 20, 2015

Crews Struggle to Clean Up Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara

Broken pipeline spews about 21,000 gallons of crude oil into Pacific, fouling nine miles of coastline.

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California Expands Its ‘Subnational’ Climate Club

KQED Science | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

California Expands Its ‘Subnational’ Climate Club

Representatives of a dozen state and provincial governments add a little pressure to the "do-or-die" world climate talks coming up in Paris. But can "subnational" deals like this really make a difference?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/19/a-caution-for-would-be-digital-health-entrepreneurs/ target=_blank >A Caution for Would-be Digital Health Entrepreneurs</a>

KQED Science | May 19, 2015

A Caution for Would-be Digital Health Entrepreneurs

This is a perspective from Halle Tecco, founder and managing director of digital health venture fund Rock Health. One of the biggest mistakes would-be digital health entrepreneurs make is building a product based on what they think needs to be fixed in healthcare, irrespective of what the industry is willing ...Read More

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Californians Worried About Drought, But Uneasy About Conservation

KQED Science | May 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Californians Worried About Drought, But Uneasy About Conservation

Nearly nine in ten Californians believe the drought is serious, according to a new California Field Poll. But only about half say they could easily use less water.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/18/tracing-your-microbiome-back-to-you/ target=_blank >Tracing Your Microbiome Back to You</a>

KQED Science | May 18, 2015

Tracing Your Microbiome Back to You

By now most people have heard that their cells are outnumbered by the bacteria living in and around their body. Each of us is made up on average of 10 trillion human cells and the 100 trillion bacteria of our microbiome. These bacteria aren't just freeloaders and pests either. They ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/18/a-short-run-for-some-whitewater-rivers-this-summer target=_blank >A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season</a>

KQED News | May 18, 2015

A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season

Justin Butchert drops bags of ice into huge coolers and lifts them onto his pickup truck. “This is our only form of refrigeration up there,” says Butchert, owner of Kings River Expeditions. He's referring to his company's base camp on the Kings River, east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada. The ...Read More

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Women Getting Science Ph.D.s Still Face Gender Barriers

KQED Science | May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Women Getting Science Ph.D.s Still Face Gender Barriers

Women in science say the problem doesn't stem from women making choices between career and family -- it's plain, old-fashioned sex discrimination.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/16/162927/playing_around_with_telescopes_to_explore_secrets_of_the?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe</a>

KQED News | May 16, 2015

'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe

Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astronomy and planetary science professor at the California Institute of Technology, is a serious astronomer. But not too serious. "We astronomers are supposed to say, 'We wonder about the stars and we really want to think about it," says Kulkarni — in other words, think deep thoughts. ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/15/womens-health-is-too-often-overlooked-will-digital-health-be-the-exception/ target=_blank >Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?</a>

KQED Science | May 15, 2015

Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?

In order to be successful, women’s digital health products have to be designed for and with women in mind.

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NASA Co-Discovers the Most Distant Extrasolar Planet Yet

KQED Science | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

NASA Co-Discovers the Most Distant Extrasolar Planet Yet

A collaboration between NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Poland's Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) project has recently discovered one of the most distant extrasolar planets known to date.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/05/14/california-senate-approves-bill-that-would-end-vaccine-opt-out/ target=_blank >California Senate Approves Bill That Would End Vaccine Opt-out</a>

State of Health | May 14, 2015

California Senate Approves Bill That Would End Vaccine Opt-out

The California Senate advanced a controversial bill that would require virtually all schoolchildren to be vaccinated following a long and divided debate Thursday morning. SB277 would end the “personal belief exemption” which allows parents to opt-out of vaccines on behalf of their children and send their child to school ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/career-spotlight-developmental-and-stem-cell-biology-graduate-student/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=career-spotlight-developmental-and-stem-cell-biology-graduate-student target=_blank >Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student</a>

QUEST | May 14, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at University of California, San Francisco. He works in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institutes. Martin studies how the heart forms to try to understand the causes of ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/14/d-rev-ceo-we-build-medical-devices-for-people-who-live-on-less-than-4-a-day/ target=_blank >D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day</a>

KQED Science | May 14, 2015

D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day

D-Rev CEO Krista Donaldson on selling medical devices to hospitals and clinics in the world’s poorest communities.

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The Biggest Waves in the World Yield Their Secrets

KQED Science | May 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Biggest Waves in the World Yield Their Secrets

Intensive research has laid bare the workings of gigantic "internal waves" that roil the deep seas. The results will advance climate models and make a wide range of marine activities more reliable.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/13/seasons-may-tweak-genes-that-trigger-some-chronic-diseases/ target=_blank >Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases</a>

KQED Science | May 13, 2015

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday. A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected by the season, ...Read More

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As Delta Smelt Nears Extinction, New Concerns Emerge Over Dredging

KQED Science | May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

As Delta Smelt Nears Extinction, New Concerns Emerge Over Dredging

The tiny Delta smelt is famous for being a target in California's water wars, but it's dangerously close to extinction. That's bringing attention to anything that could harm the fish, including something rarely discussed: dredging Delta waterways for big cargo ships.

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