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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/25/161218/hubbles_other_telescope_and_the_day_it_rocked_our_world?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World</a>

KQED News | April 25, 2015

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

The Hubble Space Telescope this week celebrates 25 years in Earth's orbit. In that time the telescope has studied distant galaxies, star nurseries, planets in our solar system and planets orbiting other stars. But, even with all that, you could argue that the astronomer for whom the telescope is named made ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/23/29-of-the-most-promising-apple-watch-health-apps-graphic/ target=_blank >29 of the Most Promising Apple Watch Health Apps (Graphic)</a>

KQED Science | April 24, 2015

29 of the Most Promising Apple Watch Health Apps (Graphic)

The Apple Watch is due to start shipping pre-orders on Friday, April 24th. The first customers will have their pick from dozens of health and fitness apps for the watch, which offer everything from calorie counting to medication alerts. For more on the health related apps for the Apple Watch, <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/23/these-apps-are-turning-the-apple-watch-into-a-personal-health-coach/ target=_blank >These Apps are Turning the Apple Watch into a Personal Health Coach</a>

KQED Science | April 24, 2015

These Apps are Turning the Apple Watch into a Personal Health Coach

The new health and fitness apps for the Apple Watch can do everything from medication alerts to weight loss management.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/24/161131/why_dont_ants_need_a_leader?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?</a>

KQED News | April 24, 2015

Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized About Deborah Gordon's TED Talk The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no one is in charge. The ants communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive. About Deborah Gordon Deborah Gordon is a ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/04/20/earth-day-a-brief-history/ target=_blank >When Rivers Caught Fire: A Brief History of Earth Day</a>

The Lowdown | April 23, 2015

When Rivers Caught Fire: A Brief History of Earth Day

Donning a gas mask, a demonstrator participates in the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. (AP)Quick quiz: 1. Which labor organization helped fund and organize the first Earth Day celebration? 2. Who made the following statement: “Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions … It is ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/22/san-francisco-asks-people-to-identify-the-ugliest-yard target=_blank >San Francisco Asks Residents to Identify City’s ‘Ugliest’ Yard</a>

KQED News | April 22, 2015

San Francisco Asks Residents to Identify City’s ‘Ugliest’ Yard

As California's drought continues to worsen, the San Francisco Department of the Environment is encouraging people to conserve water by hosting an Ugliest Yard Competition. The goal is to help people realize that in a drought, a green lawn is an ugly lawn. “It's a fun way that the department ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/04/03/how-much-water-do-californians-use-and-what-would-a-25-percent-reduction-look-like/ target=_blank >How Much Water Do Californians Use and What Does 25 Percent Less Look Like?</a>

The Lowdown | April 22, 2015

How Much Water Do Californians Use and What Does 25 Percent Less Look Like?

Photo courtesy of NASAFeeling a bit dry lately? It's not just your imagination. California is mired in its fourth year of historic drought, with snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — which supplies about a third of the state's water — at 6 percent of the long-term April average. From a ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/04/22/california-vaccine-bill-approved-in-key-hearing/ target=_blank >California Vaccine Bill Approved in Key Hearing</a>

State of Health | April 22, 2015

California Vaccine Bill Approved in Key Hearing

(Craig Miller/KQED) A controversial bill that would require vaccination for nearly all California children to attend school — both public and private — cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. The bill “still has a long way to go.” The committee voted 7-2 on the bill, co-authored by Sens. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/22/what-if-restaurants-like-hospitals-refused-to-share-their-prices/ target=_blank >What if restaurants, like hospitals, refused to share their prices?</a>

KQED Science | April 22, 2015

What if restaurants, like hospitals, refused to share their prices?

Imagine walking into a restaurant, and you're handed a menu with no prices. At this hypothetical restaurant, you're told that the cost of the meal will fluctuate based on where you sit, and who happens to serve you. And you'll only receive a detailed copy of the bill four weeks later, ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/22/google-glass-in-the-er-health-care-moves-one-step-closer-to-star-trek/ target=_blank >Google Glass in the ER? Health Care Moves One Step Closer to Star Trek</a>

KQED Science | April 22, 2015

Google Glass in the ER? Health Care Moves One Step Closer to Star Trek

Imagine walking into an emergency room with an awful rash and waiting hours to see a doctor until, finally, a physician who doesn't have specific knowledge of your condition gives you an ointment and a referral to a dermatologist. That could change if a technological device like Google Glass, which ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/21/160889/5_years_after_bp_oil_spill_experts_debate_damage_to_ecosystem?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem</a>

KQED News | April 22, 2015

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

At the Gulf State Park Pier in Orange Beach, Ala., Wetzel Wood casts his fishing line into the rough surf of the Gulf of Mexico. He pulls his bait, a cigar minnow, through the water just beyond where the waves break for the shore. "On a good day you'd catch king ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/21/personal-treatments-for-your-unique-tumor/ target=_blank >Personal Treatments for Your Unique Tumor</a>

KQED Science | April 21, 2015

Personal Treatments for Your Unique Tumor

In a recent study in Science reviewed here, human immunologist Beatriz Carreno of Washington University in St. Louis and her coworkers have used a patient's own immune system against their cancer cells. It is too soon to know whether the treatment can cure patients or not but the ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/04/21/mammogram-in-your-40s-still-a-personal-decision-task-force-says/ target=_blank >Mammogram in Your 40s Still a Personal Decision, Task Force Says</a>

State of Health | April 21, 2015

Mammogram in Your 40s Still a Personal Decision, Task Force Says

The task force pointed out that the net benefits in younger women were small and said women should weigh the pros and cons of screening before making a decision.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/17/15-hurt-in-massive-fresno-gas-blast target=_blank >Fresno Officials Dispute PG&E Account of Gas Blast</a>

KQED News | April 21, 2015

Fresno Officials Dispute PG&E Account of Gas Blast

Update: Tuesday, April 21: Fresno County officials are disputing statements from PG&E that digging by a front-loader operator at a sheriff's gun range on Friday afternoon breached a natural gas line, touching off a blast and fire. Thirteen people were hurt in the incident, several critically. The fire shut down ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/21/160801/construction_of_giant_telescope_in_hawaii_draws_natives_ire?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire</a>

KQED News | April 21, 2015

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, while astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build a massive, 18-story telescope. This is not simply a story of religion versus science. Activists consider the construction of a ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/20/southern-california-court-strikes-down-towns-conservation-water-rates target=_blank >Southern California Court Strikes Down Town’s ‘Conservation’ Water Rates</a>

KQED News | April 20, 2015

Southern California Court Strikes Down Town’s ‘Conservation’ Water Rates

Gov. Brown blasts ruling that some fear could outlaw a valuable tool to enforce water savings.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/04/20/forget-public-health-the-politics-of-the-california-vaccination-debate/ target=_blank >Forget Public Health: The Politics of the California Vaccination Debate</a>

State of Health | April 20, 2015

Forget Public Health: The Politics of the California Vaccination Debate

(Craig Miller/KQED) Over on the KQED News Politics and Government Desk, John Myers hosts a terrific podcast on California politics. The most recent edition (published last Friday) took a hard look at the political debate in California over SB 277, a bill ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/20/using-technology-to-help-in-dementia-care/ target=_blank >Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care</a>

KQED Science | April 20, 2015

Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care

As the federal government prepares itself for a “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers, Bay Area researchers have launched a study to see whether activity sensors, accelerometers and other technologies can ease the strain on dementia patients, caregivers, and the healthcare budget.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/19/wealthy-woodside-is-among-states-top-water-wasters target=_blank >Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters</a>

KQED News | April 19, 2015

Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters

The rural town of Woodside combines the leafy luxury of Marin County with the remoteness of Mendocino. Woodside is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, but its rustic setting off scenic Highway 280 south of San Francisco is anything but high tech. Woodside has a swanky Zip ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/19/160713/las_mountain_lion_is_a_solitary_cat_with_a_knack_for_travel?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >LA's Mountain Lion Is a Solitary Cat With a Knack for Travel</a>

KQED News | April 19, 2015

LA's Mountain Lion Is a Solitary Cat With a Knack for Travel

A mountain lion was holed up under a house in Los Angeles for a little while last week, making headlines across the country. But the puma, known as P-22, was already pretty famous. He's got his own Facebook fan page with more than 2,000 likes, plus a couple of ...Read More

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