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Strongest Natural Material in the World Discovered: Limpet Teeth

KQED Science | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strongest Natural Material in the World Discovered: Limpet Teeth

The strongest natural material in the world has just been discovered: limpet teeth. Learn more about how this discovery could improve our future technology and innovations through biomimicry.

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Railroads, Big Oil Move to Ease Fears Over Crude Shipments

KQED Science | February 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Railroads, Big Oil Move to Ease Fears Over Crude Shipments

Railroads and oil companies stage a show-and-tell in Sacramento to highlight safety measures they've put in place. Environmentalists and community activists remain skeptical.

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

KQED Science | February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.

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Scientists Create the Most Precise 3D Map of the Human Genome Yet

KQED Science | February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists Create the Most Precise 3D Map of the Human Genome Yet

Until recently scientists have not been able to figure out the information coded in the folding of our DNA in the nucleus. A new map now makes this task simpler. This kind of map will not only tell us how the instructions in our DNA lead to making each one of us, but it may also provide new ways to understand and even treat diseases like cancer.

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Experts Recommend How to Deal With Artificial Earthquakes

KQED Science | February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Experts Recommend How to Deal With Artificial Earthquakes

Scientists must play catch-up to industry as we figure out ways to use the deep underground without triggering earthquakes.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/18/getting-vaccinated-against-measles-what-you-need-to-know/ target=_blank >Getting Vaccinated Against Measles: What You Need to Know</a>

State of Health | February 18, 2015

Getting Vaccinated Against Measles: What You Need to Know

The measles outbreak that started in December has sickened 141 people in 17 states. California is has the most cases by far: 113 as of last Friday with about half traced to Disneyland.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201502160930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Rise in Stranded Sea Lions Alarms Scientists</a>

Forum | February 16, 2015

Rise in Stranded Sea Lions Alarms Scientists

For the past three winters, starving California sea lion pups have been beaching themselves along the California coast. This year, the die-offs have occurred earlier and in higher numbers, increasing concerns about the impacts of rising ocean temperatures and a depleted fish population. We'll discuss the scope of the problem ...Read More

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New Study: Global Warming Will Bring Megadroughts to the West

KQED Science | February 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

New Study: Global Warming Will Bring Megadroughts to the West

Our best climate models, combined with our best climate records, foresee at least a century of profound drought in the Midwest and Southwest.

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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft on Approach for a Historic Encounter

KQED Science | February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft on Approach for a Historic Encounter

On March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will become our first encounter with a dwarf planet when it arrives at Ceres.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201502060900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >UK Set to Legalize Babies With DNA From 3 Parents</a>

Forum | February 6, 2015

UK Set to Legalize Babies With DNA From 3 Parents

After a parliamentary vote earlier this week, the United Kingdom is set to become the first country to legalize making a baby with DNA from three parents. The controversial procedure, which prevents mothers from passing on genetic diseases to their children, involves replacing faulty DNA in a mother's eggs with ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/a-maker-space-that-helps-kids-learn-during-long-hospital-stays/ target=_blank >A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays</a>

Mindshift | February 4, 2015

A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays

Emily Neblett stands next to a mobile maker space at at Monroe Caroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio By Noah Nelson, Youth Radio For students, the benefit of tinkering with tools and developing hands-on creative projects is that they get concrete lessons in what can otherwise ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/02/03/when-should-animals-be-used-for-research-or-industry-testing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-should-animals-be-used-for-research-or-industry-testing target=_blank >When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?</a>

KQED Science | February 3, 2015

When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?

From KQED Education Do Now: Animal testing in scientific and commercial research has a long and controversial history. When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/02/not-just-un-vaccinated-under-vaccination-also-a-problem-statewide/ target=_blank >Not Just Un-Vaccinated; Under-Vaccination Also a Problem Statewide</a>

State of Health | February 2, 2015

Not Just Un-Vaccinated; Under-Vaccination Also a Problem Statewide

Nursing student administers flu shot. (queensu/Flickr) By Lauren M. Whaley, CHCF Center for Health Reporting Kids without all their vaccinations are falling through the cracks at schools across California. Over 80 percent of kindergarteners at some Oakland schools entered this year without all of their state-required vaccinations. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/30/vaccine-opt-out-rate-drops-first-time-since-1998-look-up-your-calif-school/ target=_blank >Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Drops — First Time Since 1998; Look Up Your Calif. School</a>

State of Health | January 30, 2015

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Drops — First Time Since 1998; Look Up Your Calif. School

By Olivia Allen-Price and Lisa Aliferis Under California law, all kindergarteners must be vaccinated against a range of communicable diseases before they can start school. But California also permits parents to opt-out of vaccines on behalf of their children. The opt-out rate doubled over a seven year period ...Read More

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NASA Satellite Could Help Weather Forecasts, Drought Management

KQED Science | January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

NASA Satellite Could Help Weather Forecasts, Drought Management

Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/24/answers-to-five-common-measles-questions/ target=_blank >Answers to Five Common Measles Questions</a>

State of Health | January 24, 2015

Answers to Five Common Measles Questions

A dose of measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, known commonly as MMR. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) By Amanda Stupi An outbreak of measles and a new report that identified clusters of vaccine refusals in Northern California have become this week's hot topics. As such, KQED's daily talk show <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201501230900" ...Read More

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When Finding Faults, Geologists Must Sometimes Become Ditch-Diggers

KQED Science | January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Finding Faults, Geologists Must Sometimes Become Ditch-Diggers

For geologists, even with the advent of modern technology, there are instances when older methods are more effective; picks and shovels are sometimes the best complementary tools available for trenching studies.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/01/21/state-measles-cases-now-at-59-expect-more-2/ target=_blank >State Measles Cases Now at 59; Expect More</a>

State of Health | January 21, 2015

State Measles Cases Now at 59; Expect More

Five Disney staff members are among California's cases. (David McNew/Getty Images) State health officials report 59 confirmed cases of measles in nine counties. The patients range in age from 7 months to 70 years. The California Department of Public Health has linked 42 of these cases to people ...Read More

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Sick Sea Lions Wash Up on California Beaches

KQED Science | January 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sick Sea Lions Wash Up on California Beaches

The Marine Mammal Center treated record numbers of stranded sea lions last year, and the problem is expected to continue in 2015.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/01/19/154266/why_ants_handle_traffic_better_than_you_do?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do</a>

KQED News | January 19, 2015

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes. Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants ...Read More

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