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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/24/161131/why_dont_ants_need_a_leader?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?</a>

KQED News | April 24, 2015

Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Organized About Deborah Gordon's TED Talk The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no one is in charge. The ants communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive. About Deborah Gordon Deborah Gordon is a ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/21/personal-treatments-for-your-unique-tumor/ target=_blank >Personal Treatments for Your Unique Tumor</a>

KQED Science | April 21, 2015

Personal Treatments for Your Unique Tumor

In a recent study in Science reviewed here, human immunologist Beatriz Carreno of Washington University in St. Louis and her coworkers have used a patient's own immune system against their cancer cells. It is too soon to know whether the treatment can cure patients or not but the ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/19/wealthy-woodside-is-among-states-top-water-wasters target=_blank >Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters</a>

KQED News | April 19, 2015

Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters

The rural town of Woodside combines the leafy luxury of Marin County with the remoteness of Mendocino. Woodside is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, but its rustic setting off scenic Highway 280 south of San Francisco is anything but high tech. Woodside has a swanky Zip ...Read More

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More Exoplanet Thrills on the Horizon

KQED Science | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

More Exoplanet Thrills on the Horizon

The number of planets we have found orbiting other stars has snowballed in recent years, thanks to discoveries by the Kepler spacecraft. Now, NASA's next missions toward understanding the Milky Way's abundant worlds are preparing for launch.

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Celebrate Earth Day at John Muir Family Home

KQED Science | April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Celebrate Earth Day at John Muir Family Home

The Muir home in Martinez is a National Historic Site, and there will be live music, free activities, and a silent auction Saturday, April 18. You can also tour the home and walk the famous orchards.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/13/satellite-imagery-photos-bring-home-magnitude-of-california-drought target=_blank >Satellite Imagery, Photos Bring Home Magnitude of California Drought</a>

KQED News | April 14, 2015

Satellite Imagery, Photos Bring Home Magnitude of California Drought

Last November, to illustrate the severity of the drought, we published these photos of Lake Oroville over a 20-month period. (The lake was “sort of a drought poster child,” wrote Lisa Pickoff-White.) In that same vein, here are three satellite images from NASA of the Lake Tahoe region, ...Read More

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Confusion Over Drought Rules on Lawns for New Homes

KQED Science | April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Confusion Over Drought Rules on Lawns for New Homes

Builders and developers are pondering the governor's new water mandates -- and scratching their heads.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/04/07/tracking-your-own-health-data-too-closely-can-make-you-sick/ target=_blank >Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick</a>

KQED Science | April 7, 2015

Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick

Why not check bloodwork a few times a year as some celebrities advise? Because too much testing can lead to false positives (and abnormalities that don’t threaten health) and to unnecessary treatment.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/05/159700/will_turning_seawater_into_drinking_water_help_droughthit?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?</a>

KQED News | April 5, 2015

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown made water conservation mandatory in the drought-stricken state of California. "As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can," he said. But if the four-year drought continues, conservation alone — at least what's required by the governor's plan — ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/01/20/123932/eight-simple-ways-to-conserve-water/ target=_blank >8 Simple Ways to Conserve Water</a>

KQED News | April 1, 2015

8 Simple Ways to Conserve Water

Gov. Jerry Brown has taken the unprecedented step of ordering mandatory water reductions for the first time in California's history. There are hundreds of ways that homes and offices can save water, like by installing low flow toilets and shower heads, building a rainwater collecting system or altering ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/31/ebmud-blames-drought-for-pungent-taste-of-tap-water target=_blank >EBMUD Blames Drought for ‘Pungent’ Taste of Tap Water</a>

KQED News | March 31, 2015

EBMUD Blames Drought for ‘Pungent’ Taste of Tap Water

The drought is causing some tap water in the East Bay to taste bad this week, and the water district that serves more than a million customers there says it's the drought's fault. A change in how the East Bay Municipal Utility District pulls water from its main Sierra ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/30/159265/want_to_do_a_little_astrophysics_this_app_detects_cosmic_rays?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays</a>

KQED News | March 30, 2015

Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector. If enough people install the app, the scientists think they'll be able to figure out once and for all what's producing the ...Read More

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Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

KQED Science | March 27, 2015 | 3 Comments

Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

Researchers are now studying a new kind of pain reliever with less side effects than morphine, using the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/25/158930/super_termite_could_be_even_more_destructive_than_parent_species?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >'Super Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species</a>

KQED News | March 25, 2015

'Super Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Scientists in Florida have tracked the development of a new hybrid species of termite — one whose colonies grow twice as fast as the parent species. Termites are among the world's most destructive pests — causing more than a billion dollars in damage each year in the U.S. alone. Researchers say the ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/23/what-digital-health-lacks-female-ceos/ target=_blank >What Digital Health Lacks: Female CEOs</a>

KQED Science | March 23, 2015

What Digital Health Lacks: Female CEOs

Health care is undergoing major technological changes, from an explosion of consumer tools used to access medical information to advancements in genetics. But in the booming health-tech economy, just like in the health care industry at large, this transformation is primarily being led by men. Just 6 percent of digital health startups ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/23/who-owns-spacex-pictures-elon-musk-says-we-all-do target=_blank >Who Owns SpaceX Pictures? Elon Musk Says, ‘We All Do’</a>

KQED News | March 23, 2015

Who Owns SpaceX Pictures? Elon Musk Says, ‘We All Do’

Motherboard, the science and technology site published by Vice, asked a non-idle copyright question last month: When Elon Musk's SpaceX launches a flight paid for by NASA — and by us, the Great American Taxpaying Public — who owns the very cool pictures of the mission? The ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/20/158573/no_pain_no_scientific_gain_one_mans_quest_to_quantify_bug_stings?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest to Quantify Bug Stings</a>

KQED News | March 20, 2015

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest to Quantify Bug Stings

Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.>...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/03/19/why-insulin-is-so-expensive-in-the-u-s/ target=_blank >Why Insulin Is So Expensive in the U.S.</a>

State of Health | March 19, 2015

Why Insulin Is So Expensive in the U.S.

For many decades, the only insulin available to people with diabetes came from the pancreases of cattle or pigs. Insulin from animals is still available outside the U.S. — and cheaper than a recombinant DNA version.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/19/158483/scientists_catch_up_on_the_sex_life_of_coral_to_help_reefs?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Scientists Catch Up on the Sex Life of Coral to Help Reefs Survive</a>

KQED News | March 19, 2015

Scientists Catch Up on the Sex Life of Coral to Help Reefs Survive

For the first time, biologists have caught a rare type of coral in the act of reproducing, and they were able to collect its sperm and eggs and breed the coral in the laboratory. The success is part of an effort to stem the decline in many types of ...Read More

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Bee Decline Linked to a Combination of Stressors

KQED Science | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bee Decline Linked to a Combination of Stressors

There's plenty you can do, however, to help honeybees, from observations you can make when watching pollinators to what you plant in your garden.

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