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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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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/03/4-0-quake-in-contra-costa-county-shakes-bay-area target=_blank >3.6 Quake in Contra Costa County Shakes Bay Area</a>

KQED News | May 3, 2015

3.6 Quake in Contra Costa County Shakes Bay Area

Temblor is one of five recorded on Concord Fault within an hour Sunday afternoon. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2015/04/02/air-pressure-activity-its-in-the-bag/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=air-pressure-activity-its-in-the-bag target=_blank >Activity: Air Pressure, It's in the Bag</a>

QUEST | May 2, 2015

Activity: Air Pressure, It's in the Bag

Activity written by Kathryn Danielson and Clea Matson from California Academy of Sciences Air Pressure Activity In this activity, students are asked to create a change in air pressure using a garbage bag and vacuum cleaner, then create an illustration, model or concept map that explains what ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/02/161973/a_veteran_scientist_dreams_boldly_of_earth_and_sky?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'</a>

KQED News | May 2, 2015

A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Freeman Dyson is one of the most famous names in science, and sometimes one of the most controversial. Dyson is 91 and was one of the British scientists who helped win World War II. He spent most years since as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/01/rim-fire-suspect-charges-dropped target=_blank >With Witnesses Dead, Charges Dropped Against Rim Fire Suspect</a>

KQED News | May 1, 2015

With Witnesses Dead, Charges Dropped Against Rim Fire Suspect

FRESNO — Criminal charges were dropped against a bow hunter accused of starting one of California's largest wildfires, a blaze that burned parts of Yosemite National Park, federal prosecutors said Friday. The decision came after two key witnesses unexpectedly died within months of an indictment that was handed down last year ...Read More

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Fish Help Build Coral-Reef Islands

KQED Science | May 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Fish Help Build Coral-Reef Islands

A research project in the Indian Ocean shows that coral-crunching fish are good not just for the coral reef habitat--they're actually crucial for maintaining dry land there.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/01/the-doctor-will-video-chat-with-you-now-insurer-covers-virtual-visits/ target=_blank >The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits</a>

KQED Science | May 1, 2015

The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/01/161888/does_reading_harry_potter_have_an_effect_on_your_behavior?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?</a>

KQED News | May 1, 2015

Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505011000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Stanford Psychologist Finds the Upside to Stress</a>

Forum | May 1, 2015

Stanford Psychologist Finds the Upside to Stress

In her new book "The Upside of Stress," Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal challenges the traditional view that stress is harmful. She argues that stress can be a positive influence and can ultimately make one a happier person. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201505010900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Tips for Using Less Water at Home</a>

Forum | May 1, 2015

Tips for Using Less Water at Home

More than two-thirds of California remains in an extreme drought. Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced the state's first-ever mandatory water restrictions. Many of us in the state want to cut back on our water use, but simply aren't sure how. As part of our Drought Watch series, a panel of ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/diagnosing-diseases-with-origami-microscopes-engineering-is/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diagnosing-diseases-with-origami-microscopes-engineering-is target=_blank >Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes</a>

QUEST | April 30, 2015

Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes

Article by Lauren Farrar “What if you could drop microscopes literally around the world from an airplane?” Manu Prakash, a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University would often joke with his team. This musing actually heavily influenced the design of their new microscope, a paper origami microscope. They call it a ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/30/how-santa-barbara-became-a-water-saving-success-story target=_blank >How Santa Barbara Became a Water-Saving Success Story</a>

KQED News | April 30, 2015

How Santa Barbara Became a Water-Saving Success Story

As cities across California look for ways to save water, they might want to study Santa Barbara. The coastal town of about 90,000 people already cut water use by 22 percent in two years, and it's gearing up to save even more. It's ranked fourth in the state when it comes ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/30/161826/nasa_spacecraft_crashes_into_mercury_concluding_4year_study_of?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury, Concluding 4-Year Study Of Planet</a>

KQED News | April 30, 2015

NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury, Concluding 4-Year Study Of Planet

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/30/brown-defends-shift-on-delta-habitat-plan target=_blank >Brown Defends Shift on Delta Habitat Plan</a>

KQED News | April 30, 2015

Brown Defends Shift on Delta Habitat Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday defended a plan that dramatically scales back the amount of habitat restoration for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while two giant tunnels are built to deliver water to farms and millions of city dwellers to the south. Brown said the new approach would accelerate the pace ...Read More

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Governor Brown’s New Climate Offensive in Five Jerryesque Quotes

KQED Science | April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Governor Brown’s New Climate Offensive in Five Jerryesque Quotes

In promoting his new greenhouse gas reduction targets, the governor invokes World War II, climate-change deniers in Washington, and the recycled toilet water in our future.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/30/161816/drought_in_calif_creates_water_wars_between_farmers_developers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents</a>

KQED News | April 30, 2015

Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

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