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Communicating Science Through an Artistic Lens at Stanford

KQED Science | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Communicating Science Through an Artistic Lens at Stanford

Stanford scientist Sue McConnell will receive $1 million over the next five years to sustain a program that teaches biology seniors to communicate science to the public through art.

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With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

KQED Science | July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

Misplace your car keys? Forget to buy milk at the store? For those coping with a memory-impairing disease or injury, memory loss can be debilitating. New therapeutic brain implants could help patients overcome memory deficits.

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New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

KQED Science | July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

Marbled murrelets are rare seabirds that lay just one egg a year, and those eggs are a favorite food item for another bird: Steller’s jays. Scientists are hoping to trick the jays into avoiding the murrelet eggs using decoy eggs with a rude surprise inside.

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Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

Biologists at UC Davis are growing concerned about the presence of non-native aquatic snakes in California’s waterways.

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You Can Transform Your Genetic Ancestry Data Into Health Info, But Your Results May Vary

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

You Can Transform Your Genetic Ancestry Data Into Health Info, But Your Results May Vary

An online service called Promethease allows you to convert your genetic ancestry data into health data. If you do, keep in mind that you may miss key health data because your ancestry test might not have been designed to find important health markers.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/26/139312/a_shocking_fish_tale_surprises_evolutionary_biologists?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists</a>

KQED News | June 26, 2014

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

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It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

KQED Science | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a Busy Time for Bird Rescue

International Bird Rescue is an aquatic bird rehabilitation center that treats more than 2,500 birds each year.

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A ‘Squid Bloom’ in Monterey Bay Is Good News for Local Fishermen

KQED Science | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A ‘Squid Bloom’ in Monterey Bay Is Good News for Local Fishermen

Squid fishermen in and around Monterey Bay are experiencing early success this season with California market squid, which may be a result of a couple happy accidents.

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Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

KQED Science | June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Stanford Sleep Researcher Mourns the Loss of Narcoleptic Dog

Bear, the narcoleptic dog who stole the heart of a Stanford specialist in the disease, has died.

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Stanford Scientists Solve Small Part of Genetic Mystery Behind Blonde Hair

KQED Science | June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Scientists Solve Small Part of Genetic Mystery Behind Blonde Hair

A surprisingly large number of DNA regions are involved in hair color. Stanford scientists have solved how one of these can lead to blonde hair.

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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

KQED Science | June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

Mountain meadows that would normally be covered with wildflowers have nothing to offer the bees this year, as the flowers lie dormant in the drought. Beekeepers are looking at drastically reduced production, and in some cases are just trying to keep their bees alive.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/12/138781/maybe_dinosaurs_were_a_coldblooded_warmblooded_mix?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix</a>

KQED News | June 12, 2014

Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix

Most animals are either cold-blooded or warm-blooded. But once upon a time, the Earth's dominant animals may have been a bit of both.

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Fossils Unearthed During Calaveras Dam Work near Sunol Regional Park

KQED Science | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Fossils Unearthed During Calaveras Dam Work near Sunol Regional Park

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project has brought ancient fossils to light.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/04/138387/an_underwater_race_to_transplant_miamis_rare_corals?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals</a>

KQED News | June 4, 2014

An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

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California to Protect Gray Wolves as Endangered Species

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

California to Protect Gray Wolves as Endangered Species

Though there are no wild wolves in California, state officials, expecting them to get here eventually, voted to protect them.

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Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

California brown pelicans, which were driven to the brink of extinction in the last century, are in trouble again. The reason for the decline could range from food supply shifts to changes in water temperature.

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Comb Jelly DNA Studies Are Changing How Scientists Think Animals Evolved

KQED Science | June 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

Comb Jelly DNA Studies Are Changing How Scientists Think Animals Evolved

Comb jellies are these beautiful, otherworldly creatures that sparkle gently in the sea. And now, if a study in the journal Science and another one in the journal Nature hold up, they may not be so gentle on evolution or the tree of life. These “aliens of the sea” are fundamentally changing how we think about both.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/05/29/138241/scientists_find_africas_longest_migration_zebras_350mile_trek?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Scientists Find Africa's Longest Migration: Zebras' 350-Mile Trek</a>

KQED News | May 29, 2014

Scientists Find Africa's Longest Migration: Zebras' 350-Mile Trek

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/05/27/138177/hybrid_trout_threaten_montanas_native_cutthroats?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats</a>

KQED News | May 27, 2014

Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/05/27/sweet-and-deadly-bat-borne-virus-brews-in-bangladeshs-date-palm-pots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sweet-and-deadly-bat-borne-virus-brews-in-bangladeshs-date-palm-pots target=_blank >Sweet and Deadly: Bat-Borne Virus Brews in Bangladesh’s Date Palm Pots</a>

QUEST | May 27, 2014

Sweet and Deadly: Bat-Borne Virus Brews in Bangladesh’s Date Palm Pots

Deforestation and increased interactions between humans and wildlife are implicated in the spread of the Nipah virus. ...Read More

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