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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/17/san-francisco-supervisor-announces-hes-taking-aids-preventive-drug-prep-truvada/ target=_blank >San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking AIDS Preventive Drug</a>

State of Health | September 17, 2014

San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking AIDS Preventive Drug

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) says he started taking a drug to prevent HIV infection earlier this year. (Lisa Aliferis/KQED) San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener publicly announced Wednesday afternoon that he is taking Truvada, an FDA-approved drug that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV infection. Wiener said he began taking the ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/17/san-francisco-supervisor-announces-hes-taking-aids-preventive-drug-prep-truvada/ target=_blank >San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking AIDS Preventive Drug</a>

State of Health | September 17, 2014

San Francisco Supervisor Announces He’s Taking AIDS Preventive Drug

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) says he started taking a drug to prevent HIV infection earlier this year. (Lisa Aliferis/KQED) San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener publicly announced Wednesday afternoon that he is taking Truvada, an FDA-approved drug that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV infection. Wiener said he began taking the ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/17/143510/study_of_flexible_brains_may_aid_injury_understanding?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Study Of 'Flexible Brains' May Aid Injury Understanding</a>

KQED News | September 17, 2014

Study Of 'Flexible Brains' May Aid Injury Understanding

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/17/bay-area-firefighters-head-east-to-fight-blaze-near-pollock-pines/ target=_blank >Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Fight Blaze Near Pollock Pines</a>

News Fix | September 17, 2014

Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Fight Blaze Near Pollock Pines

By Isabel Angell and Olivia Allen-Price A member of the San Francisco Fire Department prepares an engine that's heading to the King Fire near Placerville. (Isabel Angell/KQED) A contingent of Bay Area firefighters is joining the massive force that's combating a huge, fast-moving blaze burning in the Sierra near the main road ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/17/143500/multispectral_imaging_could_reveal_secrets_of_martellus_map?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map</a>

KQED News | September 17, 2014

Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201409170850/b target=_blank >Brown's Signature Marks Beginning of Groundwater Reform</a>

The California Report | September 17, 2014

Brown's Signature Marks Beginning of Groundwater Reform

California's historic drought deserves some credit for political action on longtime water needs in the state. That was the assessment of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, just after he signed a groundbreaking trio of laws regulating the use of groundwater. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/fossil-burrows-shed-light-on-great-plains-roots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fossil-burrows-shed-light-on-great-plains-roots target=_blank >Fossil Burrows Shed Light on Great Plains' Roots</a>

QUEST | September 16, 2014

Fossil Burrows Shed Light on Great Plains' Roots

Shane Tucker holds a fossil gopher tooth (left) next to a modern pocket gopher skull. (Photo credit: Jackie Sojico, QUEST Nebraska) Jesslyn Weiner says the fossil burrows are now a regular part of her tours at Happy Jack Chalk Mine. (Photo credit: Jackie Sojico, QUEST Nebraska) If you drive through central ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/15/fire-south-of-yosemite-burns-21-structures-forces-hundreds-to-flee/ target=_blank >Fire South of Yosemite Burns 21 Structures, Forces Hundreds to Flee</a>

News Fix | September 15, 2014

Fire South of Yosemite Burns 21 Structures, Forces Hundreds to Flee

Update, 10:15 a.m. Monday: A few updated numbers on some of the fires burning throughout the state: The King Fire, just north of U.S. 50 near Pollock Pines, is now reported to have burned 3,900 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire is burning to the north ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/12/143100/are_microbes_the_next_frontier?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Are Microbes The Next Frontier?</a>

KQED News | September 12, 2014

Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode From Curiosity To Discovery. About Nathan Wolfe's TED Talk Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries. About Nathan Wolfe Dr. Nathan Wolfe Founder and CEO of Metabiota and founder and executive chairman of <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.globalviral.org/" ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/12/143097/could_genetics_hold_the_answer_to_curing_autism?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?</a>

KQED News | September 12, 2014

Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode From Curiosity To Discovery. About Wendy Chung's TED Talk Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues. About Wendy Chung Wendy Chung is the director of clinical research at ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/12/143094/how_do_you_build_a_toaster_from_scratch?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?</a>

KQED News | September 12, 2014

How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode From Curiosity To Discovery. About Thomas Thwaites' TED Talk Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up. About Thomas Thwaites Designer Thomas Thwaites works on projects that look deeply at the science behind technology, such as ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/12/143088/how_far_can_curiosity_take_you?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Far Can Curiosity Take You?</a>

KQED News | September 12, 2014

How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode From Curiosity To Discovery. About James Cameron's TED Talk As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater. About James Cameron James ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/12/143080/scientists_name_swampcreature_fossil_after_mick_jagger?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger</a>

KQED News | September 12, 2014

Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/11/143019/crocodile_meets_godzilla_a_swimming_dino_bigger_than_t_rex?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex</a>

KQED News | September 11, 2014

Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

There once was a place on Earth so overrun with giant, meat-eating predators that even a Tyrannosaurus rex would have been nervous. One predator there was even bigger than T. rex, and scientists now say it's apparently the only aquatic dinosaur ever found. The swimming monster is called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. It ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/11/143011/seaworld_hopes_new_orca_habitats_will_stem_a_tide_of_criticism?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism</a>

KQED News | September 11, 2014

SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

It's been a strong business year for the nation's theme parks, with a notable exception: SeaWorld. The company, which has parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando, Fla., saw its attendance drop in recent months. The company blames that, in part, on fallout from Blackfish, a documentary film that's critical ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/11/143006/fossil_of_jaggermeryx_found_namesake_in_another_stone?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone</a>

KQED News | September 11, 2014

Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/11/vaccine-opt-out-rate-doubled-in-7-years-look-up-your-school-online/ target=_blank >California's Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years</a>

State of Health | September 11, 2014

California's Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years

California law requires that children entering kindergarten be fully vaccinated against a range of diseases. But the rate of parents opting out of vaccines for their children has doubled since 2007. Look up information about schools here.

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State of Health | September 10, 2014

By Richard Harris, NPR Ian Glomski thought he was going to make a difference in the fight to protect people from deadly anthrax germs. He had done everything right — attended one top university, landed an assistant professorship at another. But Glomski ran head-on into an unpleasant reality: These days, ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/10/142930/illegal_loggers_suspected_in_death_of_peruvian_activist?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist</a>

KQED News | September 10, 2014

Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/10/first-death-reported-from-the-napa-quake/ target=_blank >First Death Reported from the Napa Quake</a>

State of Health | September 10, 2014

First Death Reported from the Napa Quake

The magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck Aug. 24. (Craig Miller/KQED) A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country has died — the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 quake, sheriff's officials said. Laurie Anne Thompson was at her Napa home during ...Read More

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