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Our Top Science Stories from 2013

KQED Science | December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our Top Science Stories from 2013

From the debut of the world's largest solar plant to Comet ISON, zombified bees to the physics of sailing — it's been another year of diverse storytelling from the KQED Science team. Here's a round-up of our top 10 stories (based on page views) that you've enjoyed in 2013.

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Click to “Like” My Genome: Part Two

KQED Science | December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Click to “Like” My Genome: Part Two

The FDA challenge may hurt the personal genetics industry in the short run. No traits, no health risks -- no fun. But the company is still allowed to show ancestry results. 23andMe's map of my distant relations offered a glimpse of the movement of people across the world. The more people who joined and shared their genomes, the more comprehensive a picture we could form of a global family tree. A day might come when I would know precisely how related I was to, for example -- you.

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Here’s Some Sweet Research: Increased Chocolate Consumption Linked to Less Body Fat

KQED Science | December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s Some Sweet Research: Increased Chocolate Consumption Linked to Less Body Fat

‘Tis the season to indulge—and perhaps make up for it at New Year’s with a resolution to exercise more. But what if all that chocolate doesn’t require penitence? A new paper has linked chocolate consumption to reduced “fatness” in European teens. This confirms and extends a recent study from UCSD that found a similar link in Californian adults.

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The Bay Area’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People Movement

KQED Science | July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Bay Area’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People Movement

A group of hikers recently gathered at Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve for a Tuesday Twilight walk, part of a summer series offered by the naturalists at the East Bay Regional Park District. The fog rolled uphill from the Golden Gate Bridge and across the Bay, cooling the air and cutting off the top of Mount Diablo […]

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Whooping Cough Remains a Formidable Opponent Against Vaccination

KQED Science | May 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Whooping Cough Remains a Formidable Opponent Against Vaccination

The past few years have seen the worst outbreaks of whooping cough since the pre-vaccine days. A recent study adds to other research suggesting that though the newer aceullar vaccines have fewer side effects than the old whole cell versions, they don't last as long.

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QUEST | May 6, 2013

Scrounging for Research Dollars

If you’re a scientist these days, getting the money to do your research is a lot like getting into Stanford or Yale. Assuming you aren’t rich or connected, being incredibly skilled, hardworking and accomplished isn’t enough. You need to get lucky too.

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