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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/26/154849/another_day_another_close_call_between_earth_and_an_asteroid?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid</a>

KQED News | January 26, 2015

Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/26/154844/on_the_ant_highway_theres_never_a_backup?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup</a>

KQED News | January 26, 2015

On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/26/amnio-alternative-blood-test-gives-women-new-option-for-prenatal-screening/ target=_blank >Amnio Alternative: Blood Test Gives Women New Option for Prenatal Screening</a>

State of Health | January 26, 2015

Amnio Alternative: Blood Test Gives Women New Option for Prenatal Screening

Ultrasound is often used for prenatal screening. It's just one of several prenatal screenings available to pregnant women. (Getty Images) By Nell Greenfield-Boyce, NPR When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201501231000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >How Technology is Transforming Prosthetics and the Lives of Amputees</a>

Forum | January 23, 2015

How Technology is Transforming Prosthetics and the Lives of Amputees

In the last decade, innovations in 3D printing, advanced bionics and other technologies have led to marked improvements in the form and function of prosthetics. These days, it's not uncommon to see amputees rock climbing, dancing and showing off custom-designed limbs. We explore the changing field of prosthetics. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/22/154616/ecologists_airborne_scanners_see_the_forest_and_the_trees_all?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See the Forest and the Trees — All of Them</a>

KQED News | January 22, 2015

Ecologist's Airborne Scanners See the Forest and the Trees — All of Them

In today's world it can be easy to feel like there's nothing left to discover, that all the blank bits of the map have long been filled. Gregory Asner begs to differ, and he's developed a lab in the sky to prove it. In the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Asner ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/01/20/should-cold-sufferers-wear-medical-masks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=should-cold-sufferers-wear-medical-masks target=_blank >Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?</a>

KQED Science | January 22, 2015

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

From KQED Education Do Now: Every year, millions of Americans come down with a case of the common cold, resulting in many missed days of school and work. Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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When Finding Faults, Geologists Must Sometimes Become Ditch-Diggers

KQED Science | January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Finding Faults, Geologists Must Sometimes Become Ditch-Diggers

For geologists, even with the advent of modern technology, there are instances when older methods are more effective; picks and shovels are sometimes the best complementary tools available for trenching studies.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/21/state-measles-cases-now-at-59-expect-more-2/ target=_blank >State Measles Cases Now at 59; Expect More</a>

State of Health | January 21, 2015

State Measles Cases Now at 59; Expect More

Five Disney staff members are among California's cases. (David McNew/Getty Images) State health officials report 59 confirmed cases of measles in nine counties. The patients range in age from 7 months to 70 years. The California Department of Public Health has linked 42 of these cases to people ...Read More

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Help Sought With Mystery Goo Killing Birds in San Francisco Bay

KQED Science | January 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

Help Sought With Mystery Goo Killing Birds in San Francisco Bay

An unidentified substance has killed or injured hundreds of birds so far.

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How Electric Light Changed the Night

KQED Science | January 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

How Electric Light Changed the Night

Artificial light makes the modern world possible. But not all kinds of light are good for us. Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies and the very nature of our sleep.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/01/19/king-tides-to-hit-bay-area-today target=_blank >Where and When to See King Tides in California</a>

KQED News | January 19, 2015

Where and When to See King Tides in California

Ya gotta love an alert from the National Weather Service that includes the phrase “The sun, moon, and the earth are in proper alignment. …” It has nothing to do with astrology, of course. The NWS is warning that the gravitational force created by the configuration of these celestial ...Read More

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Sick Sea Lions Wash Up on California Beaches

KQED Science | January 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sick Sea Lions Wash Up on California Beaches

The Marine Mammal Center treated record numbers of stranded sea lions last year, and the problem is expected to continue in 2015.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/19/154266/why_ants_handle_traffic_better_than_you_do?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do</a>

KQED News | January 19, 2015

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes. Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/01/16/scientists-search-for-cause-of-sea-star-wasting-syndrome target=_blank >Scientists Search for Cause of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome</a>

KQED News | January 16, 2015

Scientists Search for Cause of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

In 2013, millions of sea stars on the West Coast began breaking out in lesions, turning to mush, and dying. Scientists recently identified a virus they think causes this “sea star wasting syndrome.” Now they're trying to figure out why this happened. One place the science of sea star wasting happens ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201501161000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >'Earth, A New Wild' Explores Interdependence of Humans, Wildlife</a>

Forum | January 16, 2015

'Earth, A New Wild' Explores Interdependence of Humans, Wildlife

Shot in 29 countries, the upcoming PBS series "Earth, A New Wild" shines a spotlight on the close and complex links between people and wildlife. Forum talks to the host of the program, conservation scientist M. Sanjayan.

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It’s Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year on Record, NOAA Says

KQED Science | January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year on Record, NOAA Says

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.

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10 Years After PBDE Ban, Bay Area Wildlife Shows Promising Signs of Recovery

KQED Science | January 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

10 Years After PBDE Ban, Bay Area Wildlife Shows Promising Signs of Recovery

A recent study from the San Francisco Estuary Institute shows that the Bay Area's status as a flame retardant (PBDE) "hot spot" has dramatically improved since the 2002 phaseout of the toxic chemicals.

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New Climate Research Suggests Acceleration of Sea Level Rise

KQED Science | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Climate Research Suggests Acceleration of Sea Level Rise

A reassessment of historical data suggests that compared to previous estimates, the world's sea level rose more slowly during the 20th century—and is rising faster now.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/15/154046/highflying_geese_save_energy_by_swooping_like_a_roller_coaster?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Highflying Geese Save Energy By Swooping Like A Roller Coaster</a>

KQED News | January 15, 2015

Highflying Geese Save Energy By Swooping Like A Roller Coaster

The bar-headed goose is famous for its long, annual migration from the Indian subcontinent to central Asia, a flight that takes it over snow-capped Himalayan Mountains so high and dangerous that human climbers struggle just to stay alive. Scientists had thought these birds might fly up to a high altitude and ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/15/this-years-flu-shot-less-than-perfect-but-get-it-anyway/ target=_blank >This Year’s Flu Shot Less-Than-Perfect, But Get It Anyway</a>

State of Health | January 15, 2015

This Year’s Flu Shot Less-Than-Perfect, But Get It Anyway

This Oakland child received a nasal spray flu vaccine at a clinic in Oakland. (James Tensuan/KQED) By Rob Stein, NPR As expected, this year's flu vaccine looks like it's pretty much of a dud. The vaccine only appears to cut the chances that someone will end up sick with the ...Read More

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