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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/05/08/what-mandatory-water-cuts-in-cities-throughout-california-look-like-in-three-interactive-maps/ target=_blank >What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps</a>

The Lowdown | May 8, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

California is entering uncharted territory. And very dry uncharted territory at that. The state water board on Tuesday unanimously approved emergency drought regulations in an effort reduce urban use statewide by 25 percent over the next nine months. A response to California's historic 4-year drought, ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/08/162456/in_rise_of_animals_sir_david_attenborough_tells_story_of?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates</a>

KQED News | May 8, 2015

In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Famed British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has been lending his calming voice to nature documentaries ever since TV was in black and white. And the 89-year-old is still at it. His new two-part special called Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates premieres May 13 on The ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/08/cattle-ranchers-lock-horns-with-almond-investors target=_blank >Cattle Ranchers Lock Horns with Almond Investors</a>

KQED News | May 8, 2015

Cattle Ranchers Lock Horns with Almond Investors

Kathy Smith actually heard the almonds coming before she saw them. “It's 11:30 at night, we are trying to sleep, and those tractors are ripping the land right outside our bedroom,” she recalls. She woke up to find giant patches carved out of the grassy foothills above her house, making way ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/08/dna-printing-a-big-boon-to-research-but-some-raise-concerns/ target=_blank >DNA ‘Printing’ a Big Boon to Research, But Some Raise Concerns</a>

KQED Science | May 8, 2015

DNA ‘Printing’ a Big Boon to Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?

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Bird Watching “Big Day” Goes Global

KQED Science | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bird Watching “Big Day” Goes Global

Learn how amateur bird watchers are contributing to the knowledge of our planet's biodiversity with an online tool and a new, global effort.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-spotlight-bending-light-with-a-new-kind-of-microscope/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-spotlight-bending-light-with-a-new-kind-of-microscope target=_blank >Science Spotlight: Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope</a>

QUEST | May 7, 2015

Science Spotlight: Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Article by Lauren Farrar Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford University, has created a fully functional microscope out of waterproof paper that uses teeny-tiny lenses to magnify objects. He calls it a Foldscope. The different parts of the microscope are printed on paper, which the user punches out and folds together. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/07/162371/california_prepares_for_difficult_fire_season_amid_drought?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >California Prepares For Difficult Fire Season Amid Drought</a>

KQED News | May 7, 2015

California Prepares For Difficult Fire Season Amid Drought

Fires are more dangerous when vegetation is dry, and water sources may be more difficult to find.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/07/how-these-mobile-apps-are-helping-couples-conceive/ target=_blank >How These Mobile Apps are Helping Couples Conceive</a>

KQED Science | May 7, 2015

How These Mobile Apps are Helping Couples Conceive

Mobile devices are teaching modern women something their ancient counterparts knew thousands of years ago: How to track fertility. This may seem like a niche opportunity, but a sizable chunk of the U.S. population suffers from fertility issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6.7 million women ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/07/getting-creative-on-saving-water-tips-from-experts-and-listeners target=_blank >Getting Creative on Saving Water: Tips from Experts and Listeners</a>

KQED News | May 7, 2015

Getting Creative on Saving Water: Tips from Experts and Listeners

California's new statewide water restrictions take effect on June 1. Depending on where you live, your water district could be asked to cut back urban water use by as much as 36 percent compared to usage in 2013. And with maximum fines now set ...Read More

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Pollen Grains Have Newfound Role: Seeding Rain Clouds

KQED Science | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pollen Grains Have Newfound Role: Seeding Rain Clouds

Maybe that old song ought to say that April flowers bring May showers. A new study shows that pollen grains break up into huge numbers of tiny pieces that are active in triggering cloud formation.

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‘Aggressive’ New Drought Rules for California: Now Comes the Hard Part

KQED Science | May 6, 2015 | 6 Comments

‘Aggressive’ New Drought Rules for California: Now Comes the Hard Part

State officials officially hand the ball to local water agencies to squeeze 25 percent more water savings out of their customers. And ultimately, it is up to those customers to respond -- or not.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/06/can-a-smartwatch-help-prevent-a-heart-attack/ target=_blank >Can a Smartwatch Help Prevent a Heart Attack?</a>

KQED Science | May 6, 2015

Can a Smartwatch Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

Can heart rate monitors offer an early warning system for people with serious medical conditions?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/05/a-geneticists-take-on-cheaper-tests-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-risk/ target=_blank >A Geneticist’s Take on Cheaper Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk</a>

KQED Science | May 5, 2015

A Geneticist’s Take on Cheaper Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Color Genomics is offering an affordable genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer that will make this testing accessible to many more women.

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Two-hundred Years of Cuban Coral Arrives in Santa Cruz

KQED Science | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two-hundred Years of Cuban Coral Arrives in Santa Cruz

The longest core ever taken from Cuban coral arrived in Santa Cruz today. The core contains data on past environmental changes that will tell scientists why Cuban reefs are so healthy and how corals might respond to future climate change.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/05/162210/baltimore_police_shooting_that_wasnt_illustrates_malleable?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Baltimore Police Shooting That Wasn't 'Illustrates Malleable Nature Of Memories'</a>

KQED News | May 5, 2015

Baltimore Police Shooting That Wasn't 'Illustrates Malleable Nature Of Memories'

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/05/162157/blame_cognitive_biases_when_efforts_to_conserve_water_arent?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Blame Cognitive Biases When Efforts To Conserve Water Aren't Effective</a>

KQED News | May 5, 2015

Blame Cognitive Biases When Efforts To Conserve Water Aren't Effective

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/05/04/whooping-cough-vaccine-effectives-fades-and-fast/ target=_blank >Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectives Fades — and Fast</a>

State of Health | May 4, 2015

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectives Fades — and Fast

Lately, Californians have been focused on a significant measles outbreak that just ended, but in in the last five years, state health officials have declared an epidemic of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) twice — in 2010 and in 2014, when 11,000 people were sickened and ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/04/162125/georgia_tech_studies_chickens_emotions_based_on_their_clucks?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks</a>

KQED News | May 4, 2015

Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/04/the-promise-and-potential-pitfalls-of-apples-researchkit/ target=_blank >The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of Apple’s ResearchKit</a>

KQED Science | May 4, 2015

The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of Apple’s ResearchKit

Most of the tech buzz these days has centered on the new Apple Watch — including on the potential for health-related apps. Less attention has been given to Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source mobile software platform released in March. But the medical world is paying attention. “It's designed to let medical ...Read More

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State Passes Historic Water Conservation Rules

KQED Science | May 4, 2015 | 5 Comments

State Passes Historic Water Conservation Rules

The state-mandated water conservation "tiers" assigned to local water agencies don't tell the whole story. Some cities are already there, some have a lot more work to do.

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