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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/10/142891/us_gets_middling_marks_on_2014_state_of_birds_report_card?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card</a>

KQED News | September 10, 2014

U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

All is not well with the nation's birds. The most comprehensive study ever of birds in America is out today, and it says many populations are in steep decline, even as others are doing well. The report, called "The State of the Birds," comes from the federal government, universities and ...Read More

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Apple Jumps Into Health Monitoring With New Watch

KQED Science | September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Apple Jumps Into Health Monitoring With New Watch

The debut of the device marks Apple's entrance into multibillion-dollar mobile health industry.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/09/09/deep-sea-mining-might-happen-so-what/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deep-sea-mining-might-happen-so-what target=_blank >Deep-Sea Mining Might Happen.  So What?</a>

QUEST | September 9, 2014

Deep-Sea Mining Might Happen. So What?

Companies are beginning to mine the deep sea for minerals to help power high-tech components found in wind turbines, cellphones and laptops. Image Courtesy Nautilus Minerals An Expert Opinion: Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover Van Dover has been exploring the deep sea for over 30 years as a researcher and ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/09/142798/in_some_jobs_past_achievements_may_work_against_female_workers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Work Against Female Workers</a>

KQED News | September 9, 2014

In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Work Against Female Workers

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/09/142788/more_than_half_of_us_bird_species_threatened_by_climate_change?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >More Than Half of U.S. Bird Species Threatened by Climate Change</a>

KQED News | September 9, 2014

More Than Half of U.S. Bird Species Threatened by Climate Change

People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their major league baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced ...Read More

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Quake-Revived Streams Could Keep Flowing for a While

KQED Science | September 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Quake-Revived Streams Could Keep Flowing for a While

The Napa quake jump-started several streams in the Napa and adjoining valleys, but how long they'll run and where the water is coming from is hard to pin down.

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How to Drive Home the Drought Message: Make It a Game

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

How to Drive Home the Drought Message: Make It a Game

As the drought continues, efforts to spur action include an online game that puts users in charge of California's water supply.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/08/ucsfs-first-undocumented-medical-student-begins-training/ target=_blank >UCSF’s First Undocumented Medical Student Begins Training</a>

State of Health | September 8, 2014

UCSF’s First Undocumented Medical Student Begins Training

Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn, a newly-minted medical student at UCSF. By Mina Kim I first met Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn a little over two years ago. He was completing his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and had dreams of going to medical school. But he had no idea if he'd ever get there. Latthivongskorn is ...Read More

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California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

Most of the farm-produced seafood consumed in this country is imported, much of it from Asia, and that has raised concerns about environmental and public health regulation at overseas fish farms. Now some California aquaculture businesses are pitching environmentally friendly ways to bring more business here.

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Fixing a Gene in a Fertilized Egg Prevents Muscular Dystrophy (in a Mouse)

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fixing a Gene in a Fertilized Egg Prevents Muscular Dystrophy (in a Mouse)

Scientists recently fixed a broken gene in a fertilized mouse egg and prevented the mouse from getting an ultimately fatal form of muscular dystrophy. This study may one day translate into gene therapies that will treat and maybe even reverse certain effects of the disease.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/08/yosemite-national-park-fire-half-dome-helicopter-evacuations target=_blank >Yosemite Fire Flares Up, Forces Helicopter Evacuations</a>

News Fix | September 8, 2014

Yosemite Fire Flares Up, Forces Helicopter Evacuations

Associated Press A smoke plume from the Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park prompted helicopter evacuations of about 100 hikers near iconic Half Dome. (Yosemite National Park via Twitter) A wildfire burning for weeks in the Yosemite National Park backcountry grew unexpectedly on Sunday, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park ...Read More

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Finding the Next Ebola Before it Breaks Out

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finding the Next Ebola Before it Breaks Out

Scientists at UC Davis are scouring the globe to find new viruses that can jump from animals to humans. Their goal is to prevent the next pandemic.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/27/142549/federal_judge_decides_bp_acted_with_gross_negligence_in_gulf?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill</a>

KQED News | September 8, 2014

Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142692/at_60_tons_this_dinosaur_feared_nothing?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142695/for_lack_of_mississippi_silt_the_gulf_is_losing_coastal_land?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142694/nearearth_object_to_come_25000_miles_close?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/06/142663/up_close_the_lava_rolls_from_bardarbunga?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Up Close, The Lava Rolls From Bardarbunga</a>

KQED News | September 6, 2014

Up Close, The Lava Rolls From Bardarbunga

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NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Will Explore Mars’ Upper Atmosphere

KQED Science | September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Will Explore Mars’ Upper Atmosphere

On September 21, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft will go boldly where no one has gone before: to the very top of the Martian atmosphere!

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142601/are_we_training_dogs_all_wrong?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals and Us. About Ian Dunbar's TED Talk Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them. About Ian Dunbar Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist Ian Dunbar ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142598/do_animals_have_morals?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Do Animals Have Morals?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

Do Animals Have Morals?

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals And Us. About Frans de Waal's TED Talk Empathy, cooperation, and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But biologist Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities. About Frans de Waal Dr. Frans de Waal is a biologist and ...Read More

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