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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201404041630/e target=_blank >How Neuroscience is Helping UC Riverside Baseball</a>

The California Report | April 4, 2014

How Neuroscience is Helping UC Riverside Baseball

The baseball season is underway and these days teams often use statistics to find players with unrecognized potential. That strategy was made famous by the book and movie "Moneyball." At UC Riverside, some players are turning to a different discipline for an edge at the plate: neuroscience. From KPCC in ...Read More

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Study Reveals New Suspect in the ‘Great Dying’ Mass Extinction Murder Mystery

KQED Science | April 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Study Reveals New Suspect in the ‘Great Dying’ Mass Extinction Murder Mystery

The latest microbial hypothesis published in a recent paper addresses the ongoing drama of the "Great Dying", a monstrously deadly event that occurred about 250 million years ago and drove some 90 percent of the world's species to extinction.

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How Water and Oil Mix in California

KQED Science | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Water and Oil Mix in California

California is the third-largest oil producing state in the country. To produce oil, companies deal with massive amounts of water. They need it for hydraulic fracturing, and they produce a lot from underground.

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Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

KQED Science | March 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Cities and Environmentalists Respond to Crude-By-Rail Boom

More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.

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Surprising New Research on Gray Whales Reveals Their Complex Relationships

KQED Science | March 28, 2014 | 3 Comments

Surprising New Research on Gray Whales Reveals Their Complex Relationships

Scientists continue to learn more about the complex relationships between Eastern and Western Pacific stocks of gray whales and fight to save the Western population as it teeters on the brink of extinction. Learn about the surprising discovery they have made using DNA and satellite tracking with naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/24/california-drought-update-reservoirs- target=_blank >California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?</a>

News Fix | March 25, 2014

California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?

We're expecting rain late Tuesday and Wednesday, but it's unlikely to help boost water storage. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/22/tsunami-week-crescent-city-1964-earthquake target=_blank >Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare</a>

News Fix | March 24, 2014

Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

State sponsors preparedness events up and down the coast as Crescent City recalls 1964 disaster. ...Read More

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Digging Up New Info on Old Earthquakes in the Santa Cruz Mountains

KQED Science | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Digging Up New Info on Old Earthquakes in the Santa Cruz Mountains

New research has mapped 19th-century earthquake ruptures along the San Andreas Fault in a study that combines geologic and human records.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201403190900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Scientists Announce Big Bang Breakthrough</a>

Forum | March 19, 2014

Scientists Announce Big Bang Breakthrough

A team of astronomers released what's being called a monumental discovery this week about the origins of the universe. Using telescopes at the South Pole, scientists discovered gravitational waves they say prove that the universe expanded rapidly, less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. Scientists are ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/18/good-read-and-video-following-a-toxic-trail-from-silicon-valley target=_blank >Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown</a>

News Fix | March 18, 2014

Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

Clean-up of Mountain View site sends poisons on a costly cross-country journey that poses new hazards. ...Read More

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Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 12 Comments

Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

State Assemblyman Richard Bloom is determined to end the use of orcas for water shows in California, where the whales jump through hoops, for example, or carry trainers on their backs.

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With Humpback Whales’ Baby Boom, Scientists May Revoke Endangered Species Status

KQED Science | March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

With Humpback Whales’ Baby Boom, Scientists May Revoke Endangered Species Status

Humpbacks in the North Pacific have five new populations determined by genetics and breeding locations. They may also be removed from the Endangered Species list since their overall population has rebounded.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/05/east-bay-municipal-utility-district-eyes-emergency-water-from-sacramento-river target=_blank >East Bay Water District Eyes Emergency Supply From Sacramento River</a>

News Fix | March 13, 2014

East Bay Water District Eyes Emergency Supply From Sacramento River

Everything's in place, including drought, to allow agency to tap water it has tried to get for decades. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/10/president-obama-creates-new-national-monument-on-mendocino-coast/ target=_blank >President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument</a>

News Fix | March 10, 2014

President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little visited area. ...Read More

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What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

KQED Science | March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.

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Martian Meteorite May Contain Evidence of Past Life on Mars

KQED Science | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Martian Meteorite May Contain Evidence of Past Life on Mars

Investigation of an ancient Martian meteorite has re-fueled a debate about evidence of possible past life on Mars.

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Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

KQED Science | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

Studies have linked the chemical BPA, found in some plastics, to a host of health problems. Now lab tests have found that the chemicals used to replace BPA may be just as harmful.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/04/drought-diary-my-pursuit-of-a-graywater-system-at-home/ target=_blank >Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System</a>

News Fix | March 5, 2014

Drought Diary: My Pursuit of a Home Graywater System

There must be a way to re-use some of our household water without spending a small fortune. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/03/04/contra-costa-county-maps-schools-by-vaccination-rates-find-yours/ target=_blank >Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates, Find Yours</a>

State of Health | March 4, 2014

Contra Costa County Maps Schools by Vaccination Rates, Find Yours

27 schools and child care facilities have opt-out rates of 9.9% or higher, a risk for disease outbreaks. ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/03/the-ski-cast-is-there-hope-for-the-slopes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ski-cast-is-there-hope-for-the-slopes target=_blank >The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?</a>

QUEST | March 3, 2014

The Ski-cast: Is There Hope for the Slopes?

Despite predictions that many ski resorts in New England and around the nation may no longer be economically viable in just 15 years, researchers point to adaptation as the key to staying the course. ...Read More

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