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Newly Discovered Object in Space May Signal the Presence of Two Distant Worlds

KQED Science | June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Newly Discovered Object in Space May Signal the Presence of Two Distant Worlds

Will the generation that is coming into the world today know more than eight, more than nine, solar planets? Some recent observations make this prospect sound like a strong possibility.

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Revealed: Routes for Trains Hauling Volatile Crude Oil in California

KQED Science | June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Revealed: Routes for Trains Hauling Volatile Crude Oil in California

Trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude pass through or near cities and sensitive environmental areas on a regular basis.

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As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

KQED Science | June 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

Fights are breaking out over controversial water sales. Some farmers say they need the water to keep trees alive, while others say groundwater pumping depletes supplies for neighboring farms, and could threaten California's already-stressed aquifers.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/18/138956/is_collecting_animals_for_science_a_noble_mission_or_a_threat?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Is Collecting Animals for Science a Noble Mission or a Threat?</a>

KQED News | June 18, 2014

Is Collecting Animals for Science a Noble Mission or a Threat?

A recent article warned that scientific collection has the potential to hurt animal populations that are small and isolated, but many researchers are defending specimen collection as a scientific tool.

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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

KQED Science | June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

Mountain meadows that would normally be covered with wildflowers have nothing to offer the bees this year, as the flowers lie dormant in the drought. Beekeepers are looking at drastically reduced production, and in some cases are just trying to keep their bees alive.

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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

KQED Science | June 15, 2014 | 4 Comments

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

Two prominent California water experts advise: don't bet on wet.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/06/12/138781/maybe_dinosaurs_were_a_coldblooded_warmblooded_mix?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix</a>

KQED News | June 12, 2014

Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix

Most animals are either cold-blooded or warm-blooded. But once upon a time, the Earth's dominant animals may have been a bit of both.

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Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

KQED Science | June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.

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Dueling Drought Strategies: Save More Water or Store More Water

KQED Science | June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dueling Drought Strategies: Save More Water or Store More Water

Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.

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Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

KQED Science | June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

Hospitals use saline for everything from wound care to surgeries, but it could be next year before drug companies can catch up with demand. Turns out, it's not as simple to manufacture salty water as you might think.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/buffalo-soldiers-yosemite target=_blank >Channeling Buffalo Soldiers: National Parks Seek to Draw More Black Visitors</a>

News Fix | June 6, 2014

Channeling Buffalo Soldiers: National Parks Seek to Draw More Black Visitors

This weekend, history buffs relive trek made to the Sierra more than a century ago by black Army troops.

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Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brown Pelican Population Plunges in California

California brown pelicans, which were driven to the brink of extinction in the last century, are in trouble again. The reason for the decline could range from food supply shifts to changes in water temperature.

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Apple Jumps Into Health and Fitness Market

KQED Science | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Apple Jumps Into Health and Fitness Market

With a new tool for consolidating health data, such as weight and sleep patterns, the company enters a $2 billion industry.

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Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy for Groundwater in California

KQED Science | June 2, 2014 | 14 Comments

Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy for Groundwater in California

The unrestrained race to drill new wells could put California's biggest water source in jeopardy.

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New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

KQED Science | June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

New Rules for Power Plants: What They Mean for California

New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.

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From 63 Light Years Away, An Exoplanet is Ready for Its Closeup

KQED Science | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

From 63 Light Years Away, An Exoplanet is Ready for Its Closeup

Recently, a major milestone in space exploration was reached: a planet was captured in a picture! The big deal is that the planet captured in this shot, a gas giant planet named Beta Pictoris b, is 63 light years away--over 100,000 times farther away than even Pluto.

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Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

KQED Science | May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plastic Substance Created by Pollution Yields a New Word: Plastiglomerate

When future geologists, whatever species they may be, look for our signs in the fossil record of the future, it may be this newly described amalgam of plastic and sediment.

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Despite Drought, Laws to Track California’s Biggest Water Users Ignored

KQED Science | May 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Despite Drought, Laws to Track California’s Biggest Water Users Ignored

Some farm water districts are flouting requirements to measure and report water deliveries to customers.

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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

KQED Science | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

A team of neuroscientists at the University of California at San Francisco is embarking on a $70 million project, funded by the Department of Defense, to develop treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and other mental disorders.

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Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

KQED Science | May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Veterans of Long-Past Wars Find Hope in PTSD Diagnosis

More than a quarter-million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, but younger vets aren't the only ones dealing with it. Even today, veterans from conflicts as far back as World War II struggle with symptoms.

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