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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/25/south-napa-earthquake-photos/ target=_blank >South Napa Earthquake Photos</a>

News Fix | August 25, 2014

South Napa Earthquake Photos

Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, California. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Kids skateboard over buckled roads in a residential neighborhood of Napa, California. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) <img src="http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/files/2014/08/454093346-640x435.jpg" ...Read More

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A Glimpse of LUCA, Life’s Last Universal Common Ancestor

KQED Science | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Glimpse of LUCA, Life’s Last Universal Common Ancestor

A new study suggests how early life might have survived without some of the cellular machinery that is absolutely required for life today. Turns out that having a fairly leaky membrane may have been the key.

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South Napa Quake: What Scientists Know So Far

KQED Science | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

South Napa Quake: What Scientists Know So Far

Scientists are still trying to find out more about the fault where Sunday’s earthquake occurred. They are focusing on the small West Napa Fault.

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UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

KQED Science | August 24, 2014 | 25 Comments

UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert predicted the quake.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/24/napa-north-bay-earthquake-social-media-coverage/ target=_blank >Napa-North Bay Earthquake: Social Media Coverage</a>

News Fix | August 24, 2014

Napa-North Bay Earthquake: Social Media Coverage

Online and social media coverage of 6.0 earthquake that struck the Bay Area at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/24/how-to-prepare-for-an-earthquake/ target=_blank >How to Prepare for an Earthquake</a>

News Fix | August 24, 2014

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

The South Napa Earthquake is a sobering reminder that the Bay Area could be hit by a devastating earthquake at any time. Are you prepared? Prepare your earthquake kit now, so you will have it ready when it's needed. (Earthworm/Flickr) 1) Create an Earthquake Kit Unlike hurricanes and other severe storms, earthquakes ...Read More

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What Causes Earthquakes?

KQED Science | August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

What Causes Earthquakes?

The earth is constantly shifting and the Earth’s crust is broken up into many rocky plates, like pieces of a puzzle.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/24/quake-rolls-through-bay-area/ target=_blank >Strong Earthquake Rolls Through Bay Area</a>

News Fix | August 24, 2014

Strong Earthquake Rolls Through Bay Area

The strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 caused widespread damage in Napa and Vallejo.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/23/141657/studying_take_a_break_and_embrace_your_distractions?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions</a>

KQED News | August 23, 2014

Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study right. Sit still, in a quiet place. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/23/141638/antarctic_lakes_rivers_wetlands_all_under_a_kilometer_of_ice?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, All Under A Kilometer Of Ice</a>

KQED News | August 23, 2014

Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ...Read More

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Small Fire at Chevron Refinery Ruled an Accident

KQED Science | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Small Fire at Chevron Refinery Ruled an Accident

The fire started early in the morning on July 16, and firefighters put it out in about an hour.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/22/klamath-trinity-salmon-die-off-bureau-of-reclamation-water-releases target=_blank >Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest</a>

News Fix | August 22, 2014

Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest

(Dan Brekke/KQED)The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it will release water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers — a move that native tribes on the river have lobbied for to prevent a repeat of a catastrophic die-off that killed ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/07/23/san-francisco-supervisors-put-soda-tax-on-ballot/ target=_blank >San Francisco Supervisors Put Soda Tax on Ballot</a>

State of Health | August 22, 2014

San Francisco Supervisors Put Soda Tax on Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a November ballot measure to tax soda and sugary drinks Tuesday afternoon, but not with the unanimous vote they were looking for.

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San Francisco Wants to Know: Is Your Living Room Window Killing Migratory Birds?

KQED Science | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Francisco Wants to Know: Is Your Living Room Window Killing Migratory Birds?

Between 100 million and one billion birds die each year from colliding with glass windows of commercial or residential buildings. San Francisco is launching a program to track the damage caused by windows in homes.

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ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Makes a First-Ever Comet Rendezvous

KQED Science | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Makes a First-Ever Comet Rendezvous

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta has reached its target -- the Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- becoming the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/22/chevron-wades-into-richmond-politics/ target=_blank >Chevron Wades Into Richmond Politics</a>

News Fix | August 22, 2014

Chevron Wades Into Richmond Politics

By Tara Siler and Molly Samuel A section of Chevron's Richmond oil refinery. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Chevron is once again wading into Richmond city politics. The oil giant is funding billboards in support of mayoral candidate Nat Bates. Bates's main rival is fellow City Councilman Tom Butt, a frequent critic of Chevron. The ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/21/sacramento-patient-does-not-have-ebola-officials-say/ target=_blank >Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say</a>

State of Health | August 21, 2014

Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say

A patient admitted to a Kaiser hospital in South Sacramento has tested negative for the Ebola virus, said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health in a brief press conference Thursday evening.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/21/in-face-of-ebola-california-trained-doctor-treats-patients-in-liberia/ target=_blank >In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia</a>

State of Health | August 21, 2014

In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia

Shops remain closed in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quarantine measures to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. A doctor trained in California traveled last week to staff a Monrovia hospital. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images) While Californians worry about a single possible case of Ebola, considered low ...Read More

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Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains

KQED Science | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains

Some parts of California’s mountains have been uplifted by as much as half an inch in the past 18 months because the massive amount of water lost in the drought is no longer weighing down the land, causing it to rise a bit like an uncoiled spring.

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New-Generation Earthquake Forecasting Swings into Operation in Italy

KQED Science | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New-Generation Earthquake Forecasting Swings into Operation in Italy

Italy is approaching the next frontier in earthquake forecasting: an "operational" system that will make quake forecasts routine, whose contents we can take in stride.

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