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In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

KQED Science | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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Four Days in May: Mount Lassen Erupted 100 Years Ago

KQED Science | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four Days in May: Mount Lassen Erupted 100 Years Ago

Mount Lassen awoke in a brief series of eruptions between 1914 and 1917. This week marks the centennial of Lassen's sensational eruption in a mushrooming column of ash seen as far away as Eureka and Sacramento.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/22/heres-your-chance-to-ask-our-geneticist-anything/ target=_blank >Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything</a>

KQED Science | May 22, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything

Our contributor Dr. Barry Starr will answer all the questions you have about genetics, but were too afraid to ask.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/21/your-heart-in-3d-surgeons-can-now-practice-on-a-simulation/ target=_blank >Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation</a>

KQED Science | May 21, 2015

Your Heart in 3D: Surgeons Can Now Practice on a Simulation

The “Living Heart Project” lets doctors take a virtual tour of the human heart to simulate the effects of common medical procedures.

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California Expands Its ‘Subnational’ Climate Club

KQED Science | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

California Expands Its ‘Subnational’ Climate Club

Representatives of a dozen state and provincial governments add a little pressure to the "do-or-die" world climate talks coming up in Paris. But can "subnational" deals like this really make a difference?

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Californians Worried About Drought, But Uneasy About Conservation

KQED Science | May 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Californians Worried About Drought, But Uneasy About Conservation

Nearly nine in ten Californians believe the drought is serious, according to a new California Field Poll. But only about half say they could easily use less water.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/15/womens-health-is-too-often-overlooked-will-digital-health-be-the-exception/ target=_blank >Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?</a>

KQED Science | May 15, 2015

Women’s Health is Too Often Overlooked; Will Digital Health be the Exception?

In order to be successful, women’s digital health products have to be designed for and with women in mind.

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As Delta Smelt Nears Extinction, New Concerns Emerge Over Dredging

KQED Science | May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

As Delta Smelt Nears Extinction, New Concerns Emerge Over Dredging

The tiny Delta smelt is famous for being a target in California's water wars, but it's dangerously close to extinction. That's bringing attention to anything that could harm the fish, including something rarely discussed: dredging Delta waterways for big cargo ships.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/12/water-flows-freely-in-drought-resistant-farm-towns-of-southern-california-for-now target=_blank >Water Flows Freely in Drought-Resistant Farm Towns of Southern California — For Now</a>

KQED News | May 12, 2015

Water Flows Freely in Drought-Resistant Farm Towns of Southern California — For Now

Thanks to so-called first-in-time federal agreements established nearly 100 years ago, Imperial County drinks up the lion’s share of Colorado River water that flows into Southern California, buffering it from much of the drought anxiety gripping the rest of the state.

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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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‘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/2015/05/01/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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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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State Mostly Standing Its Ground on Tough New Water Rules

KQED Science | April 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

State Mostly Standing Its Ground on Tough New Water Rules

The governor offers help with enforcement but no easing of conservation targets for local water suppliers.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/28/the-apple-watch-for-fitness-your-iphone-is-enough-review/ target=_blank >The Apple Watch For Fitness: Your iPhone is Enough (review)</a>

KQED Science | April 28, 2015

The Apple Watch For Fitness: Your iPhone is Enough (review)

I’m excited to see how the Apple Watch evolves as a health and fitness-tracking device. But for now, there’s no real advantage to using it over your iPhone.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/23/these-apps-are-turning-the-apple-watch-into-a-personal-health-coach/ target=_blank >These Apps are Turning the Apple Watch into a Personal Health Coach</a>

KQED Science | April 24, 2015

These Apps are Turning the Apple Watch into a Personal Health Coach

The new health and fitness apps for the Apple Watch can do everything from medication alerts to weight loss management.

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The Bay Area: Ground Zero for Earth Day?

KQED Science | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bay Area: Ground Zero for Earth Day?

The first Earth Day started a movement, rocked the government and created a generation of environmental leaders. In the Bay Area, it injected new energy into an environmental tradition that began with John Muir.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/20/using-technology-to-help-in-dementia-care/ target=_blank >Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care</a>

KQED Science | April 20, 2015

Using Technology to Help in Dementia Care

As the federal government prepares itself for a “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers, Bay Area researchers have launched a study to see whether activity sensors, accelerometers and other technologies can ease the strain on dementia patients, caregivers, and the healthcare budget.

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A Last-Ditch Drought Strategy for the Delta: Rock Barriers

KQED Science | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Last-Ditch Drought Strategy for the Delta: Rock Barriers

Meager river flows may not be enough to stem the tide of salt water that threatens freshwater supplies.

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