Amy Standen is a radio reporter for KQED Science. Her email is email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @amystanden.
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Nearly nine in ten Californians believe the drought is serious, according to a new California Field Poll. But only about half say they could easily use less water.
In promoting his new greenhouse gas reduction targets, the governor invokes World War II, climate-change deniers in Washington, and the recycled toilet water in our future.
From the dust of the former Hewlett Packard campus in Cupertino, a glass and concrete ring is taking shape. Apple is building a new headquarters, and it's going to be bigger than the Pentagon. KQED got a tour and a look at the campus' green features.
UC San Francisco's new $1.5 billion Medical Center at Mission Bay opened up over the weekend. That meant transferring 120 patients from other facilities to new rooms complete with flat-screen TVs and Spanish-speaking robots.
Humans have been sending messages into outer space for decades, hoping some intelligent extra-terrestrial might come upon them. Now, for the first time in history, we have addresses. So, what should we say?
Scientists say it’s possible California’s drought may last a lot longer than a few years. No one knows for sure, but we could all simply have to adjust to a drier climate. That could mean changing the way we build cities to make them more porous. The 'Hydramax,' a futuristic design pictured above, rises with the tide and captures water from the air.
Wearables and health apps made a multi-billion-dollar industry out of healthy peoples' desires to count calories and rack up steps. Now can this technology make the transition to a medical setting, to help people with chronic illnesses?
Two new California laws aim to keep flame-retardant chemicals out of furniture. But how can consumers know for sure?
For two generations, psychiatrists have treated schizophrenia by medicating its most obvious symptoms: delusions and hallucinations. Were they wrong?
A psychotic break can lead to social isolation, hospitalization or medications with sometimes disabling side effects. Now some clinics are taking a controversial approach and trying to intervene earlier.
Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.
In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company's $1 billion expansion project.
Venture capitalist expected to appear Monday in case involving access to a popular local beach.
With California deep in a drought, communities are cracking down on water wasters, right? Demanding that residents take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns? Not exactly.