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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/25/163616/in_droughtridden_taiwan_residents_adapt_to_life_with_less_water?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water</a>

KQED News | May 25, 2015

In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/23/santa-barbara-oil-spill-no-automatic-valve-on-ruptured-pipeline target=_blank >Santa Barbara Oil Spill: No Automatic Valve on Ruptured Pipeline</a>

KQED News | May 23, 2015

Santa Barbara Oil Spill: No Automatic Valve on Ruptured Pipeline

The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in Santa Barbara County not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505220900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Cleanup Underway in Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill</a>

Forum | May 22, 2015

Cleanup Underway in Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill

An underground pipeline that ruptured Tuesday has released at least 21,000 gallons of crude oil onto the beach and into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates the oil slicks stretch for nine miles.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/22/heres-your-chance-to-ask-our-geneticist-anything/ target=_blank >Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything</a>

KQED Science | May 22, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything

Our contributor Dr. Barry Starr will answer all the questions you have about genetics, but were too afraid to ask.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/22/163415/how_do_you_make_an_elderly_worm_feel_young_again?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?</a>

KQED News | May 22, 2015

How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/21/your-heart-in-3d-surgeons-can-now-practice-on-a-simulation/ target=_blank >Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation</a>

KQED Science | May 21, 2015

Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation

The “Living Heart Project” lets doctors take a virtual tour of the human heart to simulate the effects of common medical procedures.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/20/telemedicine-abortions-under-attack-as-a-new-option-for-women/ target=_blank >Telemedicine Abortions Under Attack as a New Option for Women</a>

KQED Science | May 21, 2015

Telemedicine Abortions Under Attack as a New Option for Women

The House of Representatives' approval last week of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks brings into sharp focus the issue of early access to abortion. Abortion rights supporters say more than a dozen states have banned one option that could improve early access: telemedicine. Iowa and Minnesota are ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/20/163284/chipping_away_at_the_mystery_of_the_oldest_tools_ever_found?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found</a>

KQED News | May 20, 2015

Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found

A scientific discovery in Kenya, first reported in April, challenges conventional wisdom about human history, say the scientists who made the discovery and are now releasing the details. The scientists say the collection of stone tools they turned up near Lake Turkana were made long before the first humans ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/20/crews-struggle-to-clean-up-oil-spill-near-santa-barbara target=_blank >Crews Struggle to Clean Up Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara</a>

KQED News | May 20, 2015

Crews Struggle to Clean Up Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara

Broken pipeline spews about 21,000 gallons of crude oil into Pacific, fouling nine miles of coastline.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/19/a-caution-for-would-be-digital-health-entrepreneurs/ target=_blank >A Caution for Would-be Digital Health Entrepreneurs</a>

KQED Science | May 19, 2015

A Caution for Would-be Digital Health Entrepreneurs

This is a perspective from Halle Tecco, founder and managing director of digital health venture fund Rock Health. One of the biggest mistakes would-be digital health entrepreneurs make is building a product based on what they think needs to be fixed in healthcare, irrespective of what the industry is willing ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/18/a-short-run-for-some-whitewater-rivers-this-summer target=_blank >A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season</a>

KQED News | May 18, 2015

A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season

Justin Butchert drops bags of ice into huge coolers and lifts them onto his pickup truck. “This is our only form of refrigeration up there,” says Butchert, owner of Kings River Expeditions. He's referring to his company's base camp on the Kings River, east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada. The ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/18/tracing-your-microbiome-back-to-you/ target=_blank >Tracing Your Microbiome Back to You</a>

KQED Science | May 18, 2015

Tracing Your Microbiome Back to You

By now most people have heard that their cells are outnumbered by the bacteria living in and around their body. Each of us is made up on average of 10 trillion human cells and the 100 trillion bacteria of our microbiome. These bacteria aren't just freeloaders and pests either. They ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/16/162927/playing_around_with_telescopes_to_explore_secrets_of_the?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe</a>

KQED News | May 16, 2015

'Playing Around With Telescopes' To Explore Secrets Of The Universe

Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astronomy and planetary science professor at the California Institute of Technology, is a serious astronomer. But not too serious. "We astronomers are supposed to say, 'We wonder about the stars and we really want to think about it," says Kulkarni — in other words, think deep thoughts. ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/15/womens-health-is-too-often-overlooked-will-digital-health-be-the-exception/ target=_blank >Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?</a>

KQED Science | May 15, 2015

Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?

In order to be successful, women’s digital health products have to be designed for and with women in mind.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/05/14/california-senate-approves-bill-that-would-end-vaccine-opt-out/ target=_blank >California Senate Approves Bill That Would End Vaccine Opt-out</a>

State of Health | May 14, 2015

California Senate Approves Bill That Would End Vaccine Opt-out

The California Senate advanced a controversial bill that would require virtually all schoolchildren to be vaccinated following a long and divided debate Thursday morning. SB277 would end the “personal belief exemption” which allows parents to opt-out of vaccines on behalf of their children and send their child to school ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/career-spotlight-developmental-and-stem-cell-biology-graduate-student/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=career-spotlight-developmental-and-stem-cell-biology-graduate-student target=_blank >Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student</a>

QUEST | May 14, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at University of California, San Francisco. He works in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institutes. Martin studies how the heart forms to try to understand the causes of ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/14/d-rev-ceo-we-build-medical-devices-for-people-who-live-on-less-than-4-a-day/ target=_blank >D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day</a>

KQED Science | May 14, 2015

D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day

D-Rev CEO Krista Donaldson on selling medical devices to hospitals and clinics in the world’s poorest communities.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/13/seasons-may-tweak-genes-that-trigger-some-chronic-diseases/ target=_blank >Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases</a>

KQED Science | May 13, 2015

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday. A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected by the season, ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/05/12/would-you-eat-insects/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=would-you-eat-insects target=_blank >Would You Eat Insects?</a>

KQED Science | May 12, 2015

Would You Eat Insects?

From KQED Education Do Now: The California drought is bringing increased attention to resource use in agriculture--not only within the state, but around the world. With a growing global population, use of land and water resources will have to change to meet future demand for animal protein. Would you eat insects as part of a sustainable, earth-friendly diet?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505121000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Water Expert Calls For Market-Based Solution to Supply Shortages</a>

Forum | May 12, 2015

Water Expert Calls For Market-Based Solution to Supply Shortages

Is California's water too cheap? The drought is prompting many questions about the way water is allocated and priced. As part of our Drought Watch series, we'll look at proposals to reform the system with University of Arizona water expert Robert Glennon, who has advocated for free-market approaches to water-supply ...Read More

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