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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/robotics-surgeons-google-jandj target=_blank >Robotic Surgeons on the Horizon From Google, Johnson & Johnson Team</a>

KQED Science | March 27, 2015

Robotic Surgeons on the Horizon From Google, Johnson & Johnson Team

Your surgeon's favorite new assistant? A robotic arm. It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but nimble robot hands are routinely used by surgeons in complex surgeries today. The field has grown dramatically in recent years, with hospitals around the country performing thousands of robot-assisted surgeries every year. And now, ...Read More

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Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

KQED Science | March 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

Researchers are now studying a new kind of pain reliever with less side effects than morphine, using the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/27/159074/what_can_bonobos_teach_us_about_play?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >What Can Bonobos Teach Us About Play?</a>

KQED News | March 27, 2015

What Can Bonobos Teach Us About Play?

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Press Play About Isabel Behncke's TED Talk Primatologist Isabel Behncke explains how bonobo apes learn by constantly playing. She says play isn't frivolous; it appears to be a critical way to solve problems and avoid conflict. About Isabel Behncke Primatologist Isabel Behncke studies the ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/26/159020/big_shelves_of_antarctic_ice_melting_faster_than_scientists?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Big Shelves of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought</a>

KQED News | March 26, 2015

Big Shelves of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Antarctic is far away, freezing and buried under a patchwork of ice sheets and glaciers. But a warming climate is altering that mosaic in unpredictable ways — research published Thursday shows that the pace of change in parts of the Antarctic is accelerating. Many of the ice sheets that blanket ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201503261000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >National Park Service Director on the Future of America's Parks</a>

Forum | March 26, 2015

National Park Service Director on the Future of America's Parks

Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, talks about the future of our national parks.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/27/robots-in-the-classroom-what-are-they-good-for/ target=_blank >Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?</a>

Mindshift | March 26, 2015

Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

(Stephen Chin/Flickr) Talk of robots in the classroom may have seemed far fetched a few years ago, but it's safe to say that the future has arrived – at least in some classrooms. Educators are beginning to experiment with how robots can add value to their classrooms, and while it's by ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/26/university-and-biotech-firm-team-up-on-colorblindness-therapy/ target=_blank >University and Biotech Firm Team Up on Colorblindness Therapy</a>

KQED Science | March 26, 2015

University and Biotech Firm Team Up on Colorblindness Therapy

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they’re trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.

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Tsunami Preparedness Week: Building a Network of Awareness

KQED Science | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tsunami Preparedness Week: Building a Network of Awareness

Tsunamis are a worldwide menace with specific local threats. It pays to learn your local situation and keep the knowledge fresh in your community.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/25/158930/super_termite_could_be_even_more_destructive_than_parent_species?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >'Super Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species</a>

KQED News | March 25, 2015

'Super Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Scientists in Florida have tracked the development of a new hybrid species of termite — one whose colonies grow twice as fast as the parent species. Termites are among the world's most destructive pests — causing more than a billion dollars in damage each year in the U.S. alone. Researchers say the ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/25/how-did-ebola-volunteers-know-where-to-go-in-liberia-crowdsourcing/ target=_blank >How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Crowdsourcing!</a>

KQED Science | March 25, 2015

How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

From more than 900 miles away, Kpetermeni Siakor helped get volunteers to the right neighborhoods in his native Liberia during the height of the Ebola epidemic.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/03/25/frontline-vaccine-war-live-chat-wednesday-325-noon-pt/ target=_blank >Frontline ‘Vaccine War’ Live Chat; Wednesday 3/25, Noon PT</a>

State of Health | March 25, 2015

Frontline ‘Vaccine War’ Live Chat; Wednesday 3/25, Noon PT

Today Frontline hosts a live chat about its film The Vaccine War with KQED's Lisa Aliferis moderating.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/24/mutation-is-baked-into-the-chemistry-of-our-dna/ target=_blank >Mutation is Baked Into the Chemistry of Our DNA</a>

KQED Science | March 24, 2015

Mutation is Baked Into the Chemistry of Our DNA

Mutations are the raw stuff of evolution and they are built right into the chemistry of our DNA.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/24/158805/sea_turtles_test_urban_waters_in_southern_california_jacuzzi?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters in Southern California 'Jacuzzi'</a>

KQED News | March 24, 2015

Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters in Southern California 'Jacuzzi'

The green sea turtle typically lives in tropical waters, like the shores of Mexico or Hawaii. But recently, scientists have discovered a population swimming year round in a river just south of Los Angeles. It's the northernmost group of these turtles known to science. Visit the three-mile stretch of the San Gabriel ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/23/what-digital-health-lacks-female-ceos/ target=_blank >What Digital Health Lacks: Female CEOs</a>

KQED Science | March 23, 2015

What Digital Health Lacks: Female CEOs

Health care is undergoing major technological changes, from an explosion of consumer tools used to access medical information to advancements in genetics. But in the booming health-tech economy, just like in the health care industry at large, this transformation is primarily being led by men. Just 6 percent of digital health startups ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/23/158771/former_orca_trainer_for_seaworld_condemns_its_practices?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Former Orca Trainer for SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices</a>

KQED News | March 23, 2015

Former Orca Trainer for SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

Last year 4 million people visited SeaWorld's theme parks, where the top shows feature killer whales, also known as orcas. For years, activists have charged that keeping orcas in captivity is harmful to the animals and risky for the trainers who work with them.

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Hypothesis: Our Solar System Lacks ‘Super-Earths’ Because Jupiter Wrecked Them All

KQED Science | March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Hypothesis: Our Solar System Lacks ‘Super-Earths’ Because Jupiter Wrecked Them All

It turns out our solar system is weird: it doesn't have any rocky "super-Earths" orbiting closer to the sun than Mercury. Here's one theory as to why: like Miley Cyrus, Jupiter came in like a wrecking ball and smashed any nascent terrestrial planets just as the solar system was forming.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/23/who-owns-spacex-pictures-elon-musk-says-we-all-do target=_blank >Who Owns SpaceX Pictures? Elon Musk Says, ‘We All Do’</a>

KQED News | March 23, 2015

Who Owns SpaceX Pictures? Elon Musk Says, ‘We All Do’

Motherboard, the science and technology site published by Vice, asked a non-idle copyright question last month: When Elon Musk's SpaceX launches a flight paid for by NASA — and by us, the Great American Taxpaying Public — who owns the very cool pictures of the mission? The ...Read More

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A Candid Conversation With California’s ‘Water Czar’

KQED Science | March 23, 2015 | 17 Comments

A Candid Conversation With California’s ‘Water Czar’

The State Water Resources Control Board is California's top arbiter of water supply conflicts. Lately it's been caught in a tug of war between those who would have it tread lightly with local water agencies and those calling for aggressive statewide rationing.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/21/158642/why_some_mushrooms_glow_in_the_dark?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Some Mushrooms Glow in the Dark</a>

KQED News | March 21, 2015

Why Some Mushrooms Glow in the Dark

A team of scientists recently created some fake, glowing mushrooms and scattered them in a Brazilian forest in hopes of solving an ancient mystery: Why do some fungi emit light?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/20/158573/no_pain_no_scientific_gain_one_mans_quest_to_quantify_bug_stings?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest to Quantify Bug Stings</a>

KQED News | March 20, 2015

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest to Quantify Bug Stings

Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.>...Read More

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