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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/18/mom-turns-grief-into-pediatric-cancer-innovation/ target=_blank >Mom Turns Grief Into Pediatric Cancer Innovation</a>

KQED Science | March 18, 2015

Mom Turns Grief Into Pediatric Cancer Innovation

Kezia Fitzgerald was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma while pregnant with her first child, but this was not the most devastating news she would receive that year.

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Newt Sex: Buff Males! Writhing Females! Cannibalism!

KQED Science | March 17, 2015 | 6 Comments

Newt Sex: Buff Males! Writhing Females! Cannibalism!

Every winter, California newts leave the safety of their forest burrows and travel as far as three miles to mate in the pond where they were born. Their mating ritual is a raucous affair that involves bulked-up males, writhing females and a little cannibalism.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/16/a-crispr-solution-to-bubble-boy-disease/ target=_blank >A CRISPR Solution to “Bubble Boy” Disease?</a>

KQED Science | March 16, 2015

A CRISPR Solution to “Bubble Boy” Disease?

Researchers are racing to see what kinds of diseases might be cured through a hot new gene-editing technique. But if CRISPR lives up to the hype, who — other than patients — will profit?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/13/startups-entrepreneurs-try-to-solve-medical-records-debacle/ target=_blank >Startups, Entrepreneurs Try to Solve Medical Records Debacle</a>

KQED Science | March 13, 2015

Startups, Entrepreneurs Try to Solve Medical Records Debacle

Startup companies are experimenting with new ways to unlock valuable patient information, in the hopes of lowering health care costs and improving the quality of care.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/10/new-earthquake-forecast-less-frequent-moderate-quakes target=_blank >New Earthquake Forecast: Less Frequent ‘Moderate’ Quakes</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

New Earthquake Forecast: Less Frequent ‘Moderate’ Quakes

If the inevitability of a big, damaging earthquake in our slice of California keeps you up at night, federal scientists have some good news and some bad news for you.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/09/apples-advance-into-medical-research-targets-preventative-care target=_blank >Apple’s Advance Into Medical Research Targets Preventative Care</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

Apple’s Advance Into Medical Research Targets Preventative Care

Apple's iPhone could transform medical research, the company said today, a process that hasn't seen much change in decades. At its launch event in San Francisco Monday, Apple announced ResearchKit, a new software system that is targeted to the health sector.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep target=_blank >Bringing Fish up From the Deep</a>

QUEST | March 5, 2015

Bringing Fish up From the Deep

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have designed a portable decompression chamber to safely bring new fish species up from the ocean's "twilight zone."

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Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

The Bay Area's worst shaker in 25 years revealed -- once again -- where the vulnerabilities are.

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From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/26/something-californians-can-agree-on-the-droughts-serious target=_blank >Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious</a>

KQED News | February 26, 2015

Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious

The Field Poll has been surveying Californians in good times and bad for decades, and rarely does it find respondents unanimous — or virtually unanimous — on anything. The Poll finds that 94 percent of Californians view the drought, now in its fourth year, as either extremely or somewhat serious.

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2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

KQED Science | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

Last month was the second-hottest January on record globally, in a continuation of 2014's warmth.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/18/in-californias-oil-patch-activists-fight-new-crude-by-rail-terminal target=_blank >In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal</a>

KQED News | February 18, 2015

In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal

Farmer and activist Tom Frantz lives in Shafter, a town just up the road from Bakersfield where oil rigs are as common as almond trees. But these days, his attention is focused on oil coming from outside the state, oil that comes in by train and unloads at at crude-by-rail terminals.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/13/coast-guard-cutter-suspected-source-of-oil-spill-in-oakland-estuary target=_blank >State: Coast Guard Not the Source of Oakland Estuary Mystery Spill</a>

KQED News | February 13, 2015

State: Coast Guard Not the Source of Oakland Estuary Mystery Spill

Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/11/a-sneak-peek-at-apples-new-cupertino-headquarters target=_blank >A Sneak Peek at Apple’s New Cupertino Headquarters</a>

KQED News | February 12, 2015

A Sneak Peek at Apple’s New Cupertino Headquarters

Apple's new Cupertino headquarters, known as Campus 2, has been largely off-limits to press since construction began last year. But KQED Science's Amy Standen got a tour Wednesday and gives us a look inside.

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Great Bird Goo Mystery: Why It’s Not as Easy as ‘CSI’

KQED Science | February 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Great Bird Goo Mystery: Why It’s Not as Easy as ‘CSI’

State scientists, federal agencies, and a lab in Britain are all trying to identify a mystery gunk that killed hundreds of sea birds in San Francisco Bay. It's been three weeks, and still no word on what the gunk is. KQED investigates why it's taking so long.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/04/new-vaccination-bill-would-end-exemptions-for-personal-religious-beliefs/ target=_blank >New Vaccination Bill Would End Exemptions for Personal, Religious Beliefs</a>

State of Health | February 4, 2015

New Vaccination Bill Would End Exemptions for Personal, Religious Beliefs

California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/03/californians-are-using-less-water-but-more-restrictions-likely target=_blank >Californians Are Using Less Water, But More Restrictions Likely</a>

KQED News | February 3, 2015

Californians Are Using Less Water, But More Restrictions Likely

December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

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In the Race for Life, Which Human Embryos Make It?

KQED Science | February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Race for Life, Which Human Embryos Make It?

Every one of us started out as an embryo, but only a few early embryos – about one in three – grow into a baby. Researchers are unlocking the mysteries of our embryonic clock and helping patients who are struggling to get pregnant.

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UCSF’s New Hospital Offers Robots and Other High-Tech Bells and Whistles

KQED Science | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

UCSF’s New Hospital Offers Robots and Other High-Tech Bells and Whistles

UC San Francisco's new $1.5 billion Medical Center at Mission Bay opened up over the weekend. That meant transferring 120 patients from other facilities to new rooms complete with flat-screen TVs and Spanish-speaking robots.

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California parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says

KQED Science | January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

California parks: New funding, better accountability needed to stop decline, new report says

Three years after California state parks were discovered to have mismanaged millions of dollars, a task force issued recommendations for how to manage and fund the state park system.

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