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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/prescribed-burn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prescribed-burn target=_blank >Fire Returns To The Great Plains</a>

QUEST | July 10, 2014

Fire Returns To The Great Plains

Jose Luis Duce, from Spain's Ministry of the Environment, is training to do a prescribed burn with firefighters from Spain, Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Nebraska. (Photo credit: Jackie Sojico, QUEST Nebraska) Firefighter Phil Dye uses a flapper tool to put out any remaining flames on the black line. (Photo credit: ...Read More

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With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

KQED Science | July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

With DARPA Support, Lawrence Lab Seeks to Develop Brain Implant to Treat Memory Loss

Misplace your car keys? Forget to buy milk at the store? For those coping with a memory-impairing disease or injury, memory loss can be debilitating. New therapeutic brain implants could help patients overcome memory deficits.

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How Efficient Is Your Sprinkler?

KQED Science | July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Efficient Is Your Sprinkler?

Landscaping makes up half the water bill for most homeowners, and it’s often the most wasteful piece of the water picture.

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New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

KQED Science | July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Way to Save Endangered Species: Make Predators Puke

Marbled murrelets are rare seabirds that lay just one egg a year, and those eggs are a favorite food item for another bird: Steller’s jays. Scientists are hoping to trick the jays into avoiding the murrelet eggs using decoy eggs with a rude surprise inside.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/07/02/berkeley-city-council-puts-soda-tax-on-november-ballot/ target=_blank >Berkeley City Council Puts Soda Tax on November Ballot</a>

State of Health | July 2, 2014

Berkeley City Council Puts Soda Tax on November Ballot

(Getty Images) By Charles Siler, Berkeleyside Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to include a proposal that would tax distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot. Voters will decide on penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.The measure, which proposes a one-cent-per-ounce charge at the distributor level, would ...Read More

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Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

KQED Science | June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water Snakes Invading California Threaten Native Species

Biologists at UC Davis are growing concerned about the presence of non-native aquatic snakes in California’s waterways.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/27/yosemite-land-grant-150th-anniversary target=_blank >Yosemite at 150: From Early Photography to Modern Conservation</a>

News Fix | June 27, 2014

Yosemite at 150: From Early Photography to Modern Conservation

It's been 150 years since Lincoln preserved Yosemite, and the park is celebrating but boosting conservation efforts. ...Read More

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Studying Exoplanets: What A Thousand Points of Light Might Reveal About Earth

KQED Science | June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Studying Exoplanets: What A Thousand Points of Light Might Reveal About Earth

As a flood of new exoplanets swim into our ken, we have ways of turning these pixel-size steams of data into insights about our own planet.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/06/24/water-bond-grows-by-4-billion-fails-to-pass-senate/ target=_blank >Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate</a>

News Fix | June 24, 2014

Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/23/study-finds-pesticide-exposure-in-pregnancy-linked-to-autism/ target=_blank >Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism</a>

State of Health | June 23, 2014

Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Still, the study does not show that pesticide exposure causes autism. ...Read More

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Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids

KQED Science | June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids

Concerned over childhood obesity, an increasing number of doctors are prescribing time outdoors. In Oakland, local parks and a children's hospital have teamed up to get more kids outside.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/06/18/california-assembly-rejects-sugary-drink-warning-label/ target=_blank >California Assembly Rejects Sugary Drink Warning Label</a>

State of Health | June 18, 2014

California Assembly Rejects Sugary Drink Warning Label

California would have been first state in the nation to require a health warning label on soda. ...Read More

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ZomBees: Flight of the Living Dead

KQED Science | October 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

ZomBees: Flight of the Living Dead

Something strange and unsettling is happening to Bay Area honeybees. Entomologists at San Francisco State University have identified the culprit: a tiny parasitic fly is causing the bees to exhibit bizarre nocturnal behaviors before suffering a gruesome demise.

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Why Does a Curveball Curve?

KQED Science | October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why Does a Curveball Curve?

With the World Series in full swing, most Americans would probably say they know the basic rules of baseball: the pitcher throws it, the batter hits it, three strikes and you’re out. But underneath it all, the rules that truly govern this game are the laws of physics. “When you go to a ballgame you’re […]

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/10/22/rim-fire-before-after-pictures target=_blank >Rim Fire Aftermath: A Stark Look at a Seared Landscape</a>

News Fix | October 23, 2013

Rim Fire Aftermath: A Stark Look at a Seared Landscape

Some lessons of this summer's blaze will take years to be revealed. But the immediate impact is dramatic. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/10/22/127478/antibiotics_cant_keep_up_with_nightmare_superbugs?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs</a>

KQED News | October 22, 2013

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

There are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and they're causing deadly infections. On Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviews journalist David Hoffman, who says that understanding and fighting these bacteria should be a national priority.

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Inside the New Tunnel 100 Feet Below San Francisco Bay

KQED Science | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inside the New Tunnel 100 Feet Below San Francisco Bay

The $286 million tunnel is the first ever to cross under the Bay, and -- once it comes online in 2015 -- will carry 300 million gallons of water a day from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to San Francisco and Peninsula residents.

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24 Years Later, The Legacy of Loma Prieta Lives On

KQED Science | October 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

24 Years Later, The Legacy of Loma Prieta Lives On

Nature shows almost no signs of the Loma Prieta earthquake 24 years later. But the human landscape still carries scars that should remind us to practice continual preparedness.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/10/16/lead-based-paint-poisoning-still-a-hazard-for-californias-most-vulnerable-children-lawsuit/ target=_blank >Lead-Based Paint Still a Hazard for California’s Most Vulnerable Children</a>

State of Health | October 16, 2013

Lead-Based Paint Still a Hazard for California’s Most Vulnerable Children

By Kelley Weiss, CHCF Center for Health Reporting Children's advocates are hoping for a big Christmas present this year – a billion dollars to remove toxic lead paint from homes. A Santa Clara Superior Court judge has until the end of the year to decide if paint companies should pay ...Read More

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New State Laws on Fracking and Toxics: A Mixed Bag for Environmentalists

KQED Science | October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

New State Laws on Fracking and Toxics: A Mixed Bag for Environmentalists

Now that California's legislative session is now over, here's a roundup of the environmental bills that passed -- and a review of some big ones that didn't.

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