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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/11/143011/seaworld_hopes_new_orca_habitats_will_stem_a_tide_of_criticism?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism</a>

KQED News | September 11, 2014

SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

It's been a strong business year for the nation's theme parks, with a notable exception: SeaWorld. The company, which has parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando, Fla., saw its attendance drop in recent months. The company blames that, in part, on fallout from Blackfish, a documentary film that's critical ...Read More

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California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

KQED Science | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

California Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

To help adapt to the increased flood risks affecting people and property along the coast, the San Francisco Bay and inland waterways, California lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Jerry Brown that would direct the state to compile the nation’s most elaborate sea level rise planning database.

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Fixing a Gene in a Fertilized Egg Prevents Muscular Dystrophy (in a Mouse)

KQED Science | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fixing a Gene in a Fertilized Egg Prevents Muscular Dystrophy (in a Mouse)

Scientists recently fixed a broken gene in a fertilized mouse egg and prevented the mouse from getting an ultimately fatal form of muscular dystrophy. This study may one day translate into gene therapies that will treat and maybe even reverse certain effects of the disease.

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Scientists Concerned as San Andreas Fault Observatory Seeks Additional Funds

KQED Science | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Concerned as San Andreas Fault Observatory Seeks Additional Funds

A few million dollars -- that's all scientists ask for to revive a breakthrough underground laboratory sitting precisely on the San Andreas fault.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/02/stanford-study-double-mastectomies-dont-increase-breast-cancer-survival-rate/ target=_blank >Stanford Study: Double Mastectomies Don’t Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rate</a>

State of Health | September 2, 2014

Stanford Study: Double Mastectomies Don’t Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rate

About one-third of women under 40 diagnosed with breast cancer in California choose double mastectomy. (Getty Images) By Nancy Shute, NPR More women are choosing to have bilateral mastectomies when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, even though there's little evidence that removing both breasts improves their survival compared ...Read More

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Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

KQED Science | August 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Landmark Groundwater Reform Headed to Governor’s Desk

The era of unlimited groundwater pumping in California could be ending. A package of bills would require local agencies to restore over-pumped aquifers.

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Now That the Shaking’s Over from the South Napa Earthquake, Read This Comic

KQED Science | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now That the Shaking’s Over from the South Napa Earthquake, Read This Comic

Among the helpful advice and resources that government agencies are sharing after the South Napa earthquake, the most effective product may be the newly released comic book "Without Warning."

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/26/earthquake-safety-stand-in-a-doorway/ target=_blank >Earthquake Safety: Stand In A Doorway?</a>

State of Health | August 26, 2014

Earthquake Safety: Stand In A Doorway?

Kitchens are a dangerous place to be in an earthquake. Note that the refrigerator moved. (Mina Kim/KQED) I don't like earthquakes, yet I live in quake country. It's a paradox. To mitigate my worry, I err on the side of preparedness. But this post is not to lecture you about creating an ...Read More

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UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

KQED Science | August 24, 2014 | 25 Comments

UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

Five seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected the quake.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/24/how-to-prepare-for-an-earthquake/ target=_blank >How to Prepare for an Earthquake</a>

KQED News | August 24, 2014

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

The South Napa Earthquake is a sobering reminder that the Bay Area could be hit by a devastating earthquake at any time. Are you prepared? Prepare your earthquake kit now, so you will have it ready when it's needed. (Earthworm/Flickr) 1) Create an Earthquake Kit Unlike hurricanes and other severe storms, earthquakes ...Read More

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ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Makes a First-Ever Comet Rendezvous

KQED Science | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

ESA’s Rosetta Spacecraft Makes a First-Ever Comet Rendezvous

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta has reached its target -- the Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- becoming the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/21/in-face-of-ebola-california-trained-doctor-treats-patients-in-liberia/ target=_blank >In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia</a>

State of Health | August 21, 2014

In Face of Ebola, California-Trained Doctor Treats Patients in Liberia

Shops remain closed in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quarantine measures to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. A doctor trained in California traveled last week to staff a Monrovia hospital. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images) While Californians worry about a single possible case of Ebola, considered low ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/15/novato-meteorite-nasa-seti target=_blank >The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato</a>

KQED News | August 15, 2014

The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

The fragmentation of the Novato meteorite on Oct. 17, 2012, as depicted in a horizontally mirrored image to show the progression of the event (from left to right). (Robert P. Moreno Jr., Jim Albers and Peter Jenniskens/NASA-SETI)It was not a planet killer, like the comet or asteroid that ...Read More

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A Family of Bald Eagles Grows in Castro Valley

KQED Science | August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Family of Bald Eagles Grows in Castro Valley

Iconic bald eagles are capturing our hearts through nest webcams that showcase their family dramas online. Learn more about a local eagle family that fledged not one, but two young eagles this year at Lake Chabot Regional Park.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/08/14/5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food target=_blank >5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food</a>

QUEST | August 14, 2014

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

Everybody eats, and no one wants to eat something that could make you sick. But there's a lot of misinformation out there about how and whether you should wash your food. Food safety is an important issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year ...Read More

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Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

KQED Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/08/08/2014/should-high-income-people-qualify-for-electric-car-rebate/ target=_blank >Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?</a>

KQED News | August 8, 2014

Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?

A Tesla electric vehicle being assembled at the Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands. (Guus Schoonewille/AFP/Getty Images) California has set a lofty goal for itself: putting 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2025. But to reach that target, a lot more people are going to have to buy ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/07/tuolumne-county-resident-indicted-for-starting-rim-fire-in-yosemite/ target=_blank >Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite</a>

KQED News | August 7, 2014

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

Flames from Rim Fire consume trees on Aug. 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A 32-year-old man from the Tuolumne County town of Columbia has been charged by a federal grand jury with starting the devastating Rim Fire. Federal prosecutors say that Keith Matthew Emerald faces a ...Read More

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Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

KQED Science | August 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Stanford Scientists Use Fruit Flies to Study Diabetes

Stanford researchers have developed a new way to use fruit flies to sort through the complicated genetics of Type 2 diabetes.

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There’s a New Bird Species in California, Sort Of

KQED Science | August 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

There’s a New Bird Species in California, Sort Of

When is a clapper rail not a clapper rail? Answer: when it's in California, as it turns out.

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