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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/20/kaiser-sacramento-patient-being-tested-for-possible-exposure-to-ebola/ target=_blank >Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola</a>

State of Health | August 20, 2014

Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola

Ebola virus magnified 108,000 times. (Getty Images) By Lisa Aliferis and April Dembosky Don't panic, folks. Really. A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being tested at Kaiser's South Sacramento Hospital. The other key information here is that California Department of Public Health officials call the unidentified patient <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/20/141376/epa_wades_into_water_fight_with_farmers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers</a>

KQED News | August 20, 2014

EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408201000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Invasive Species on the Rise</a>

Forum | August 20, 2014

Invasive Species on the Rise

California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to the state of about $3 billion each year. We'll discuss the issues surrounding invasive species from Scotch broom to Asian ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/local-farmer-sets-his-sights-on-a-new-crop-crickets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-farmer-sets-his-sights-on-a-new-crop-crickets target=_blank >Local Farmer Sets His Sights on a New Crop: Crickets</a>

QUEST | August 19, 2014

Local Farmer Sets His Sights on a New Crop: Crickets

Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio is the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption. When you're hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201408180850/a target=_blank >Politicians to Focus on Climate Change at Lake Tahoe Summit</a>

The California Report | August 18, 2014

Politicians to Focus on Climate Change at Lake Tahoe Summit

On Tuesday, more than 400 politicians from California and Nevada will convene at Lake Tahoe to hear about how the drought and climate change are affecting the lake. Senator Dianne Feinstein will host the event. She's put forward a bill to authorize $415 million for restoration of Lake Tahoe -- ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/15/novato-meteorite-nasa-seti target=_blank >The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato</a>

News Fix | August 15, 2014

The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

The fragmentation of the Novato meteorite on Oct. 17, 2012, as depicted in a horizontally mirrored image to show the progression of the event (from left to right). (Robert P. Moreno Jr., Jim Albers and Peter Jenniskens/NASA-SETI)It was not a planet killer, like the comet or asteroid that ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/15/salmon-cannon-whooshh-innovations target=_blank >Video: The Salmon Cannon–Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish</a>

News Fix | August 15, 2014

Video: The Salmon Cannon–Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

If you're a member of the noble genus Oncorhynchus — generally speaking, the Pacific salmon — you gotta wonder what those land-dwelling Homo sapiens will come up with next. We two-legged land-dwellers have treated the native salmonids — chinook, coho, steelhead and others — to a series of fun ...Read More

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A Family of Bald Eagles Grows in Castro Valley

KQED Science | August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Family of Bald Eagles Grows in Castro Valley

Iconic bald eagles are capturing our hearts through nest webcams that showcase their family dramas online. Learn more about a local eagle family that fledged not one, but two young eagles this year at Lake Chabot Regional Park.

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Parks Attract Affluent Homeowners to Earthquake Fault Zones Despite Risks

KQED Science | August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Parks Attract Affluent Homeowners to Earthquake Fault Zones Despite Risks

The Alquist-Priolo law keeps new homes away from active earthquake faults. But a study finds that the resulting 'fault zone parks' attract wealthy residents despite the seismic hazard.

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California Isn’t Just Dry — It’s Hot

KQED Science | August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Isn’t Just Dry — It’s Hot

California's average temperature for January through July was the highest on record.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/08/14/5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food target=_blank >5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food</a>

QUEST | August 14, 2014

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

Everybody eats, and no one wants to eat something that could make you sick. But there's a lot of misinformation out there about how and whether you should wash your food. Food safety is an important issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/14/california-water-bond-proposition-1 target=_blank >Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1</a>

News Fix | August 14, 2014

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

A bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408131000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story</a>

Forum | August 13, 2014

'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story

Judy Melinek has made a career of working with dead bodies. As a forensic pathologist, she has probed and prodded bodies for clues that may reveal murder, suicide, a medical accident or a rare genetic disease.

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Water Restrictions: Meaning of ‘Mandatory’ Depends on Where You Live

KQED Science | August 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Water Restrictions: Meaning of ‘Mandatory’ Depends on Where You Live

Enforcement strategies are all over the map, literally and figuratively.

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Stanford Professor Is First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Prize

KQED Science | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Professor Is First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Prize

Maryam Mirzakhani studies geometry and a field called "dynamical systems."

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar target=_blank >From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar</a>

QUEST | August 12, 2014

From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar

Mansfield Frazier couldn't wait to tear down his house. That's because he's turning it into what could be the world's first “biocellar.” A biocellar is essentially a greenhouse made from the remains of a demolished home. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is speckled ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408121000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Gardening in a Drought</a>

Forum | August 12, 2014

Gardening in a Drought

As California's drought continues, its effects have become easy to see in browning lawns and drooping flowers. We talk with landscape and gardening experts about how you should best use precious water. What should you try to save, and what should you leave alone? And, as the fall planting season ...Read More

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Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.

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Some of Us May Have a Genetic Predisposition to Disliking Exercise

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of Us May Have a Genetic Predisposition to Disliking Exercise

About 90% of us over the age of 12 fail to get as much exercise as we should. This is almost certainly not because we don’t believe in those benefits. Instead, it looks like at least part of the reason may be that some of us are genetically programmed to hate exercise.

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Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

People who hear auditory hallucinations say the voices can be quiet or cacophonous, singular or crowd-like, but they are almost always harsh and disapproving.

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