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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/23/146140/is_there_really_such_a_thing_as_a_trophy_wife?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Is There Really Such A Thing As A 'Trophy Wife'?</a>

KQED News | October 23, 2014

Is There Really Such A Thing As A 'Trophy Wife'?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/22/146095/bigger_than_a_t_rex_with_a_ducks_bill_huge_arms_and_a_hump?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Bigger Than a T. Rex, With a Duck's Bill, Huge Arms and a Hump</a>

KQED News | October 22, 2014

Bigger Than a T. Rex, With a Duck's Bill, Huge Arms and a Hump

Scientists announced Tuesday they've solved the mystery of the Mongolian ostrich dinosaur. The mystery began in 1965, when fossil hunters found a pair of 6-foot-long, heavily clawed arm bones in Mongolia's Gobi desert. Nobody had seen anything like them before. Now, scientists say, they've got the rest of the beast ... ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/22/146085/sunken_uboats_off_north_carolina_coast_a_significant_find_for?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians</a>

KQED News | October 22, 2014

Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/22/ebola-is-not-that-contagious-and-10-other-quick-facts/ target=_blank >Ebola Is Not That Contagious, and 10 Other Quick Facts</a>

State of Health | October 22, 2014

Ebola Is Not That Contagious, and 10 Other Quick Facts

Two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas contracted Ebola from a patient they were treating, but 44 of 48 others who came in contact with the patient, including his fiancee, have completed their quarantine period and are cleared of the disease. The remaining four should complete their quarantine ...Read More

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As More Crude Oil Rolls In, a Push for Better Track Inspection

KQED Science | October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

As More Crude Oil Rolls In, a Push for Better Track Inspection

In response to concerns about the risks of crude by rail, Union Pacific has begun to boost its rail inspection program by dispatching vehicles with lasers that can find tiny track imperfections.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/21/the-story-of-california-water-according-to-jerry-brown target=_blank >The Story of California Water, According to Jerry Brown</a>

KQED News | October 21, 2014

The Story of California Water, According to Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown was invited to speak Monday at a Stanford symposium on the future of U.S. water policy. Brown, running for his fourth term as governor, used his appearance at The Hamilton Project conference to give a sort of oral history of ...Read More

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New Research Shows Targeted Antioxidants Help Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

KQED Science | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Research Shows Targeted Antioxidants Help Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

While many of the benefits of antioxidants are undoubtedly oversold, we do know that if given at high enough levels and targeted to the right place, antioxidants can help a mouse live 10-20% longer. If this holds up in people, that is equivalent to an extra 7-14 years for people here in the U.S.

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Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

KQED Science | October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the California Academy of Sciences have successfully bred them in captivity for the first time. Finally, they're able to study the seahorses' amazing act of camouflage up close.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/20/145955/why_are_the_great_lakes_on_the_rise?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?</a>

KQED News | October 20, 2014

Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

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Bay Area Scientists Artfully Present Their Research in Oakland Exhibit

KQED Science | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Scientists Artfully Present Their Research in Oakland Exhibit

“Experimental Space” is the latest show at Oakland art gallery Aggregate Space, consisting of images and videos created by scientists in the course of their research.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/16/listen-as-a-california-forest-grows-quiet-over-time/ target=_blank >Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time</a>

KQED News | October 20, 2014

Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time

Does the sound of the forest change over time? Bernie Krause knows. The point in the forest where Bernie Krause records each year View Larger Map The expert bio-acoustician has spent decades recording natural sounds all over the world, including one particular section of forest between Napa and Sonoma ...Read More

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Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You

KQED Science | October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You

Scientists in California's Central Valley are testing the nutrient content of fruits grown with less-than-normal amounts of water. And the findings so far are raising a question: will consumers buy fruits that are just as nutritional, or sometimes higher in antioxidants, if they aren't as pretty?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145774/our_skulls_might_have_evolved_to_withstand_blows_to_the_face?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Prehistoric life really might have been nasty, brutish and short. Although many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution. "We suggest that many of the facial ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145747/dod_climate_change_is_a_volatile_factor_in_international?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145671/nasa_to_replace_iconic_countdown_clock_after_maintenance?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets

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NASA’s MAVEN Mission Investigates Mars’ Atmosphere

KQED Science | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Investigates Mars’ Atmosphere

NASA's latest mission to Mars, MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution), entered Martian orbit less than a month ago on September 21. It's already rewarded us with revealing insights into the disappearance of Mars' atmosphere.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145653/startups_new_sprays_promise_longerlasting_fruit_fewer_pesticides?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides

Scientists at startup Apeel Sciences have figured out the secret to doubling lifespans. Not our lifespans, alas, but those of fruits and veggies. And they do it naturally. It's a big deal. Worldwide, we throw away about a third of our food, some $750 billion per year — <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf" ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/16/poll-more-than-half-of-americans-worry-about-ebola-outbreak-in-u-s/ target=_blank >Poll: More Than Half of Americans Worry About Ebola Outbreak in U.S.</a>

State of Health | October 16, 2014

Poll: More Than Half of Americans Worry About Ebola Outbreak in U.S.

A Harvard School of Public Health poll finds that more than a third of Americans (38 percent) are worried that Ebola will infect them or a family member over the next year.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients target=_blank >In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients</a>

QUEST | October 16, 2014

In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients

PORT HUENEME — Frank Oakes is betting his future on a snail. Thousands are suctioned onto the walls of 19 outdoor aquaculture tanks behind his office in Port Hueneme, California, south of Santa Barbara. Shaped like oblong cinnamon rolls, the black, tan, and striped snails may live up to 60 ...Read More

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New Paper Outlines Updated Look on San Andreas Fault System

KQED Science | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Paper Outlines Updated Look on San Andreas Fault System

A new study from our local earthquake experts has put new and clearer numbers on the risk of large earthquakes in the Bay Area's future--evidence of new progress in this slow process of enlightenment.

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