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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/future-of-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=future-of-you target=_blank >Future of You</a>

QUEST | October 30, 2014

Future of You

Today, there are tens of thousands of health and fitness apps that consumers can download onto their smart phones and tablets. From tracking the calories you burn to helping manage your stress through guided meditation, these apps are proving to be popular: within the first six months of 2014, ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/29/146605/18_student_science_experiments_lost_in_rocket_explosion?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion</a>

KQED News | October 29, 2014

18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/29/146598/rocket_explosion_comes_at_a_tough_time_for_nasa?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA</a>

KQED News | October 29, 2014

Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/29/state-issues-tailored-quarantine-guidelines-for-travelers-from-ebola-affected-countries/ target=_blank >State Issues ‘Tailored’ Quarantine Guidelines for Travelers from Ebola-Affected Countries</a>

State of Health | October 29, 2014

State Issues ‘Tailored’ Quarantine Guidelines for Travelers from Ebola-Affected Countries

Gov. Jerry Brown met last week with state officials, including state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman, center left. (Brad Alexander/Office of the Governor) Joining other states across the country, California's health officer has now added guidelines for a “risk-based quarantine order” for people traveling to California from one of the three ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/29/should-fracking-be-banned/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=should-fracking-be-banned target=_blank >Should Fracking Be Banned?</a>

QUEST | October 29, 2014

Should Fracking Be Banned?

From KQED Education Do Now: On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 three counties in California will decide by ballot whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking.” It’s steeped in controversy, from the amount of water it uses to how and where that water--and added chemicals--are eventually disposed. Should fracking be banned? Why or why not?

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/california-voters-to-decide-7-5-billion-water-bond-measure/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=california-voters-to-decide-7-5-billion-water-bond-measure target=_blank >California Voters to Decide on $7.5 Billion Water Bond</a>

QUEST | October 29, 2014

California Voters to Decide on $7.5 Billion Water Bond

On November 4, Californians will be able to exercise their opinion about water at the ballot box when they vote on Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion measure that would authorize the state to issue new bonds to pay for a wide variety of water-related projects.

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Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

KQED Science | October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a portable vaccine solar-power fridge designed to run without power for five days, so vaccines are still viable when they are delivered in remote countries.

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‘Bionic Eye’ Allows Some Blind People to See Light

KQED Science | October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

‘Bionic Eye’ Allows Some Blind People to See Light

A California woman recently became the first person in the West to receive a new type of bionic eye, an implant that will help her see for the first time in nearly three decades.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/27/146432/fear_of_blowing_big_calls_may_affect_how_umpires_do_their_jobs?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Fear Of Blowing Big Calls May Affect How Umpires Do Their Jobs</a>

KQED News | October 27, 2014

Fear Of Blowing Big Calls May Affect How Umpires Do Their Jobs

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/26/vaccine-opt-out-rate-at-sons-school-is-32-percent-should-i-freak-out/ target=_blank >Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32% — ‘Should I Freak Out?’</a>

State of Health | October 26, 2014

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate at Son’s School is 32% — ‘Should I Freak Out?’

(Jeff J. Mitchell: Getty Images) Statewide, there has been a dramatic increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. The rate of parents opting out by filing what's called a “personal belief exemption,” or PBE, doubled over seven years. Parents check a school's test scores in advance. Why not vaccine rates? Earlier ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/24/146330/wanted_wind_turbine_mechanic_must_be_daredevil_skilled_with?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands</a>

KQED News | October 24, 2014

Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/24/genetic-variant-linked-to-lower-breast-cancer-rates-in-latinas/ target=_blank >Genetic Variant Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Rates in Latinas</a>

State of Health | October 24, 2014

Genetic Variant Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Rates in Latinas

(Getty Images) Researchers have long known that Latina women have lower rates of breast cancer compared to African-American and white women. They have mainly pointed to lifestyle and environmental factors to explain why –- Latinas tend to have more children, breast feed longer, and drink less alcohol, all factors that are ...Read More

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Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

KQED Science | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Save the Redwood League’s Fern Watch Program Helps Monitor Climate Change

How will climate change affect the redwood ecosystem, which is so dependent on summer fog and plentiful winter rain? Learn about Save the Redwoods' ongoing "Fern Watch" study from Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Park District.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/24/146249/are_all_human_beings_related?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Are All Human Beings Related?</a>

KQED News | October 24, 2014

Are All Human Beings Related?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began. About Spencer Wells' TED Talk Geneticist Spencer Wells describes how he uses DNA samples to trace our individual origins going back 2,000 generations. About Spencer Wells Spencer Wells is an author, documentary filmmaker, population geneticist and director of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/24/146258/what_are_the_origins_of_the_universe?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >What Are The Origins Of The Universe?</a>

KQED News | October 24, 2014

What Are The Origins Of The Universe?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began. About David Christian's TED Talk David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline. About David Christian David Christian is a historian ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/24/146252/where_did_human_beings_originate?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Where Did Human Beings Originate?</a>

KQED News | October 24, 2014

Where Did Human Beings Originate?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began. About Louise Leakey's TED Talk Louise Leakey describes her family's long search for early human remains in Africa, and how unlocking that mystery is the key to understanding our past and our future. About Louise Leakey Louise Leakey ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/24/146255/why_do_we_continue_to_care_about_dinosaurs?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?</a>

KQED News | October 24, 2014

Why Do We Continue To Care About Dinosaurs?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began. About Jack Horner's TED Talk Paleontologist Jack Horner explains what dinosaurs tell us about our own origins and what we can learn by attempting to revive a piece of the past. About Jack Horner Paleontologist Jack Horner discovered ...Read More

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Photos From Thursday’s Solar Eclipse

KQED Science | October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Photos From Thursday’s Solar Eclipse

Missed the eclipse? See photos here.

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South Napa Quake Offers Key Test for Real-Time GPS Detection

KQED Science | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

South Napa Quake Offers Key Test for Real-Time GPS Detection

The familiar GPS system is being enlisted to help improve earthquake shaking alerts; an experimental system is now operating at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

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Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off This Thursday, October 23

KQED Science | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off This Thursday, October 23

The Bay Area Science Festival features events like a bike ride through wetland and a tour of a UPS facility. It begins Thursday, October 23, and will host 56 events over ten days.

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