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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/05/28/english-majors-can-be-doctors-too-medical-school-rethinks-pre-med/ target=_blank >English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med</a>

Mindshift | May 28, 2015

English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med

You can't tell by looking which students at Mount Sinai's school of medicine in New York City were traditional pre-meds as undergraduates and which weren't. And that's exactly the point. Most of the class majored in biology or chemistry, crammed for the medical college admission test and got flawless grades and ...Read More

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Two Faults Could Make One Big Earthquake

KQED Science | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two Faults Could Make One Big Earthquake

A new model of the deep earth east of San Jose will help earthquake scientists investigate a fearsome possibility: a major quake caused by a combined rupture of the Hayward and Calaveras faults.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505270930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Scientists Search for Cause of Bay Area Whale Deaths</a>

Forum | May 27, 2015

Scientists Search for Cause of Bay Area Whale Deaths

A decapitated whale washed up on a Point Reyes beach on Tuesday, the apparent victim of a killer whale. It's the twelfth dead whale found on Northern California beaches since mid-April. Scientists are investigating various causes, from boat collisions to changing ocean patterns that drive the whales closer to shore. ...Read More

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In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

KQED Science | May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505261000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Mark Bittman, UC Berkeley Team Up to Cover California Agriculture</a>

Forum | May 26, 2015

Mark Bittman, UC Berkeley Team Up to Cover California Agriculture

talk to the "How to Cook Everything" author about his upcoming video series on California's changing agriculture and food production systems.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/05/26/delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-may-benefit-children-years-later/ target=_blank >Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later</a>

State of Health | May 26, 2015

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

A couple extra minutes attached to the umbilical cord at birth may translate into a small boost in neurodevelopment several years later, a study suggests. Children whose cords were cut more than three minutes after birth had slightly higher social skills and fine motor skills than those whose cords were cut ...Read More

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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

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.

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Four Days in May: Mount Lassen Erupted 100 Years Ago

KQED Science | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four Days in May: Mount Lassen Erupted 100 Years Ago

Mount Lassen awoke in a brief series of eruptions between 1914 and 1917. This week marks the centennial of Lassen's sensational eruption in a mushrooming column of ash seen as far away as Eureka and Sacramento.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505220900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Cleanup Underway in Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill</a>

Forum | May 22, 2015

Cleanup Underway in Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill

An underground pipeline that ruptured Tuesday has released at least 21,000 gallons of crude oil onto the beach and into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates the oil slicks stretch for nine miles.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/22/heres-your-chance-to-ask-our-geneticist-anything/ target=_blank >Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything</a>

KQED Science | May 22, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything

Our contributor Dr. Barry Starr will answer all the questions you have about genetics, but were too afraid to ask.

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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/2015/05/21/your-heart-in-3d-surgeons-can-now-practice-on-a-simulation/ target=_blank >Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation</a>

KQED Science | May 21, 2015

Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation

The “Living Heart Project” lets doctors take a virtual tour of the human heart to simulate the effects of common medical procedures.

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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/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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<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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