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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/05/26/what-would-you-explore-with-a-foldscope/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-would-you-explore-with-a-foldscope target=_blank >What Would You Explore With a Foldscope?</a>

KQED Science | May 26, 2015

What Would You Explore With a Foldscope?

From KQED Education Do Now: A bioengineer at Stanford University has designed an inexpensive, origami microscope--called a Foldscope--to allow people from around the world to make discoveries and answer their own questions. What would you explore with a Foldscope?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/22/heres-your-chance-to-ask-our-geneticist-anything/ target=_blank >Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything</a>

KQED Science | May 22, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Ask Our Geneticist Anything

Our contributor Dr. Barry Starr will answer all the questions you have about genetics, but were too afraid to ask.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/22/163415/how_do_you_make_an_elderly_worm_feel_young_again?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?</a>

KQED News | May 22, 2015

How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/05/20/163284/chipping_away_at_the_mystery_of_the_oldest_tools_ever_found?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found</a>

KQED News | May 20, 2015

Chipping Away At The Mystery Of the Oldest Tools Ever Found

A scientific discovery in Kenya, first reported in April, challenges conventional wisdom about human history, say the scientists who made the discovery and are now releasing the details. The scientists say the collection of stone tools they turned up near Lake Turkana were made long before the first humans ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/05/18/a-short-run-for-some-whitewater-rivers-this-summer target=_blank >A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season</a>

KQED News | May 18, 2015

A Short Run for Some California Whitewater Rivers This Season

Justin Butchert drops bags of ice into huge coolers and lifts them onto his pickup truck. “This is our only form of refrigeration up there,” says Butchert, owner of Kings River Expeditions. He's referring to his company's base camp on the Kings River, east of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada. The ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/14/d-rev-ceo-we-build-medical-devices-for-people-who-live-on-less-than-4-a-day/ target=_blank >D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day</a>

KQED Science | May 14, 2015

D-Rev CEO: We Build Medical Devices for People who Live on Less than $4 a Day

D-Rev CEO Krista Donaldson on selling medical devices to hospitals and clinics in the world’s poorest communities.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/12/everyone-should-track-their-blood-sugar-not-just-people-with-diabetes-like-me/ target=_blank >Everyone Should Track Their Blood Sugar — Not Just People With Diabetes Like Me</a>

KQED Science | May 12, 2015

Everyone Should Track Their Blood Sugar — Not Just People With Diabetes Like Me

This is a perspective from Cyrus Khambatta, a person with Type 1 Diabetes and the founder of Mangoman Nutrition and Fitness Continuous glucose monitoring, which uses tiny sensors under the skin to check blood sugar levels, is going to be a very big deal — and not just for people ...Read More

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Bird Watching “Big Day” Goes Global

KQED Science | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bird Watching “Big Day” Goes Global

Learn how amateur bird watchers are contributing to the knowledge of our planet's biodiversity with an online tool and a new, global effort.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/05/05/a-geneticists-take-on-cheaper-tests-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-risk/ target=_blank >A Geneticist’s Take on Cheaper Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk</a>

KQED Science | May 5, 2015

A Geneticist’s Take on Cheaper Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Color Genomics is offering an affordable genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer that will make this testing accessible to many more women.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/30/brown-defends-shift-on-delta-habitat-plan target=_blank >Brown Defends Shift on Delta Habitat Plan</a>

KQED News | April 30, 2015

Brown Defends Shift on Delta Habitat Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday defended a plan that dramatically scales back the amount of habitat restoration for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while two giant tunnels are built to deliver water to farms and millions of city dwellers to the south. Brown said the new approach would accelerate the pace ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/04/27/the-end-of-snow-striking-winter-pics-of-yosemites-half-dome-since-the-drought-hit-gif/ target=_blank >The End of Snow? Striking Winter Pics of Yosemite’s Half Dome Since the Drought Hit [GIF]</a>

The Lowdown | April 27, 2015

The End of Snow? Striking Winter Pics of Yosemite’s Half Dome Since the Drought Hit [GIF]

Sure, California drought imagery may be reaching its saturation point in the media, but the images are just too darn striking to ignore. Case and point. In average precipitation years, the snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada range is usually deepest in March, at the tail-end of winter storms. High elevation peaks ...Read More

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Western Bluebird Populations Expand in the Bay Area

KQED Science | April 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Western Bluebird Populations Expand in the Bay Area

After their populations plunged in the mid-20th century, bluebirds have made a comeback with help from volunteers who make and monitor nest boxes.

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Stegosaurus, Male or Female? The Answer Is in the Plates

KQED Science | April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Stegosaurus, Male or Female? The Answer Is in the Plates

A young paleontologist has figured out how to tell male and female stegosaurs apart from the rows of plates upon their backs.

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When City Codes Clash With State Water Rules, Confusion Reigns

KQED Science | April 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

When City Codes Clash With State Water Rules, Confusion Reigns

Esthetics and water conservation clash as California cities find their own laws at odds with the governor's water reduction mandates.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/21/160889/5_years_after_bp_oil_spill_experts_debate_damage_to_ecosystem?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem</a>

KQED News | April 22, 2015

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

At the Gulf State Park Pier in Orange Beach, Ala., Wetzel Wood casts his fishing line into the rough surf of the Gulf of Mexico. He pulls his bait, a cigar minnow, through the water just beyond where the waves break for the shore. "On a good day you'd catch king ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/04/19/160713/las_mountain_lion_is_a_solitary_cat_with_a_knack_for_travel?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >LA's Mountain Lion Is a Solitary Cat With a Knack for Travel</a>

KQED News | April 19, 2015

LA's Mountain Lion Is a Solitary Cat With a Knack for Travel

A mountain lion was holed up under a house in Los Angeles for a little while last week, making headlines across the country. But the puma, known as P-22, was already pretty famous. He's got his own Facebook fan page with more than 2,000 likes, plus a couple of ...Read More

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Fossil Study Detects Another Mass Extinction in the Deep Past

KQED Science | April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Fossil Study Detects Another Mass Extinction in the Deep Past

A new study of fossils on an island in the Arctic Ocean show a major episode of extinction that qualifies as a new "great dying."

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201504151000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >In Drought-Stricken California, How Much Water Does Agriculture Use?</a>

Forum | April 15, 2015

In Drought-Stricken California, How Much Water Does Agriculture Use?

Agriculture consumes about 40 percent of the state's water, or 80 percent of water available for human use. Critics question the viability of growing water-intensive crops like almonds and rice, but others argue the state's water woes are too complex to pin on a single industry.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/04/14/should-we-allow-apps-to-collect-private-health-data-for-research/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=should-we-allow-apps-to-collect-private-health-data-for-research target=_blank >Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?</a>

KQED Science | April 14, 2015

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

From KQED Education Do Now: On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. Should we allow apps to collect private health data for research?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/04/10/data-shows-bay-area-cleantech-investment-on-the-wane target=_blank >Data Shows Bay Area Cleantech Investment on the Wane</a>

KQED News | April 10, 2015

Data Shows Bay Area Cleantech Investment on the Wane

Investment in the cleantech industry has seen major growth in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last decade, jumping from less than half a billion in venture capital dollars to $3 billion, according to figures from the State of the Valley conference in February. Yet, a closer look at ...Read More

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