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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/14/california-water-bond-proposition-1 target=_blank >Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1</a>

News Fix | August 14, 2014

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

A bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408131000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story</a>

Forum | August 13, 2014

'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story

Judy Melinek has made a career of working with dead bodies. As a forensic pathologist, she has probed and prodded bodies for clues that may reveal murder, suicide, a medical accident or a rare genetic disease.

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Water Restrictions: Meaning of ‘Mandatory’ Depends on Where You Live

KQED Science | August 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Water Restrictions: Meaning of ‘Mandatory’ Depends on Where You Live

Enforcement strategies are all over the map, literally and figuratively.

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Stanford Professor Is First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Prize

KQED Science | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Professor Is First Woman to Win Math’s Highest Prize

Maryam Mirzakhani studies geometry and a field called "dynamical systems."

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar target=_blank >From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar</a>

QUEST | August 12, 2014

From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar

Mansfield Frazier couldn't wait to tear down his house. That's because he's turning it into what could be the world's first “biocellar.” A biocellar is essentially a greenhouse made from the remains of a demolished home. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is speckled ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408121000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Gardening in a Drought</a>

Forum | August 12, 2014

Gardening in a Drought

As California's drought continues, its effects have become easy to see in browning lawns and drooping flowers. We talk with landscape and gardening experts about how you should best use precious water. What should you try to save, and what should you leave alone? And, as the fall planting season ...Read More

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Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.

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Some of Us May Have a Genetic Predisposition to Disliking Exercise

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of Us May Have a Genetic Predisposition to Disliking Exercise

About 90% of us over the age of 12 fail to get as much exercise as we should. This is almost certainly not because we don’t believe in those benefits. Instead, it looks like at least part of the reason may be that some of us are genetically programmed to hate exercise.

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Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

People who hear auditory hallucinations say the voices can be quiet or cacophonous, singular or crowd-like, but they are almost always harsh and disapproving.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/08/08/2014/should-high-income-people-qualify-for-electric-car-rebate/ target=_blank >Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?</a>

News Fix | August 8, 2014

Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?

A Tesla electric vehicle being assembled at the Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands. (Guus Schoonewille/AFP/Getty Images) California has set a lofty goal for itself: putting 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2025. But to reach that target, a lot more people are going to have to buy ...Read More

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NASA’s Opportunity Rolls a Record Distance on Mars

KQED Science | August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA’s Opportunity Rolls a Record Distance on Mars

One of NASA's most senior and still-operational spacecraft reached a milestone: the rover Opportunity completed its first 25 miles traveling across the surface of Mars!

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/07/tuolumne-county-resident-indicted-for-starting-rim-fire-in-yosemite/ target=_blank >Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite</a>

News Fix | August 7, 2014

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

Flames from Rim Fire consume trees on Aug. 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A 32-year-old man from the Tuolumne County town of Columbia has been charged by a federal grand jury with starting the devastating Rim Fire. Federal prosecutors say that Keith Matthew Emerald faces a ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201408070850/a target=_blank >Scientists Take on Dangerous Mosquitoes in Central Valley</a>

The California Report | August 7, 2014

Scientists Take on Dangerous Mosquitoes in Central Valley

Two people have died of West Nile virus in Sacramento and Shasta counties, the first reported deaths in the state this year. Last year, 15 people died in California from the virus, which is usually transmitted to humans from a bite by an infected mosquito. One variety of mosquito found recently in San Mateo, Madera and Clovis is particularly worrisome because it can carry a number of deadly diseases, including yellow fever and West Nile. The state's entomologists are mobilizing to fight this new, bloodsucking threat.

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Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

Stanford researchers have developed a new way to use fruit flies to sort through the complicated genetics of Type 2 diabetes.

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Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

A group of Democrats wants to delay the planned expansion of California's cap-and-trade system. They're worried about the impact of higher gas prices.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/shrimp-from-wisconsin-new-aquatic-farming-methods-are-making-it-possible/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shrimp-from-wisconsin-new-aquatic-farming-methods-are-making-it-possible target=_blank >Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible</a>

QUEST | August 7, 2014

Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible

Forbes Adam says one of the reasons he started Dairyland Shrimp was to provide his family with a safer product that he trusted. (Maureen McCollum/WPR) The aquaculture industry in Wisconsin could be in for a boost, as techniques for growing marine life in artificial ponds are leading to the state's first ...Read More

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A Simple Mineral Has Geochemical Power That Helps Spark Life

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Simple Mineral Has Geochemical Power That Helps Spark Life

New work shows that the simple mineral sphalerite has geochemical powers suitable for helping life to arise from precursors in the mineral kingdom.

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El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 7 Comments

El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

Odds of a strong pattern of warm Pacific waters forming in time to bring winter rains are diminishing.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/05/brown-wades-into-water-bond-debate/ target=_blank >Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate</a>

News Fix | August 6, 2014

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown (Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images) Gov. Jerry Brown is wading into the debate over a multibillion-dollar water bond. In a letter to campaign supporters, Brown called the $11 billion bond measure currently slated for the November ballot “a pork-laden water bond … with a price tag ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/06/141321/employers_forced_to_judge_job_candidates_career_trajectory?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory</a>

KQED News | August 6, 2014

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

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

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