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Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals

KQED Science | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals

Scientists were able to engineer a version of the bird flu that can spread between mammals, the first step towards turning this virus into a pandemic. This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous.

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Biologists’ Paradox: Killing and Collecting Rare Creatures to Prove They’re Not Extinct

KQED Science | April 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Biologists’ Paradox: Killing and Collecting Rare Creatures to Prove They’re Not Extinct

A group of biologists asks their peers to start documenting newly discovered and "rediscovered" species by non-destructive techniques instead of killing a specimen to bring home.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/14/drakes-bay-supreme-court/ target=_blank >Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court</a>

News Fix | April 14, 2014

Drakes Bay Takes Its Case to Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More

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New Stanford Study Examines Geologic Impact of a Massive Asteroid Collision on Ancient Earth

KQED Science | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Stanford Study Examines Geologic Impact of a Massive Asteroid Collision on Ancient Earth

A new paper attempts to describe a realistic picture of the unimaginable: a colossal cosmic impact that left a crater 500 kilometers across on the ancient Earth.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/09/san-joaquin-river-listed-as-most-endangered-american-river target=_blank >San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River</a>

News Fix | April 9, 2014

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

Two California waterways — one a major Central Valley river, the other a Peninsula creek, and both the subject of controversy — are featured on an annual list of the most endangered U.S. rivers.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/04/09/neuroscientists-create-the-art-of-medicine/ target=_blank >In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine</a>

State of Health | April 9, 2014

In San Francisco, Neuroscientists Create the Art of Medicine

You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More

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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Toll in California and It’s Going to Get Worse

KQED Science | April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Toll in California and It’s Going to Get Worse

The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/let-them-eat-flies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=let-them-eat-flies target=_blank >Let Them Eat Flies</a>

QUEST | April 1, 2014

Let Them Eat Flies

QUEST goes behind the scenes at an innovative “bug farm” in Ohio, where engineer and entrepreneur Glen Courtright harnesses the power of flies to turn food waste into sustainable fish feed. ...Read More

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50 Years Ago, Alaskan Earthquake Was Key Event for Earth Science

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

50 Years Ago, Alaskan Earthquake Was Key Event for Earth Science

50 years ago today, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska sent shockwaves through earth science itself.

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NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

KQED Science | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

Getting sick in space is no picnic. So scientists are sending bugs to the International Space Station, hoping to better predict some of the physical challenges that may befall astronauts when NASA eventually sends the first human mission to Mars.

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NASA’s WISE Mission Reports No Signs of ‘Planet X’

KQED Science | March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA’s WISE Mission Reports No Signs of ‘Planet X’

A recent study of data collected by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WISE) spacecraft may have exorcised the notion of the hypothetical existence of the fabled "Planet X."

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/building-better-forests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=building-better-forests target=_blank >Building Better Forests</a>

QUEST | March 18, 2014

Building Better Forests

Scientists in Wisconsin are drawing on both new research and traditional Native American knowledge to create forests that will be more resilient in the face of climate change. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/14/rare-redwood-threatened-with-removal-in-cotati/ target=_blank >Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now</a>

News Fix | March 14, 2014

Super-Rare Sonoma Redwood Spared by Rail Agency, for Now

The tree, an albino chimera redwood, stands close to new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit line in Cotati. ...Read More

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California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

KQED Science | March 14, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante.

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Newly Unveiled Porpoise Fossil Has “Jay Leno-Esque” Proportions

KQED Science | March 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Newly Unveiled Porpoise Fossil Has “Jay Leno-Esque” Proportions

A porpoise fossil has been unveiled as a unique mammal that skimmed the seafloor with its sensitive, protruding lower jaw.

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Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Erasing Traumatic Memories from DNA May One Day Help PTSD Sufferers

A group of scientists has reported that they have been able to make current treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) better and longer lasting in mice. The hope is that these findings may one day pave the way for better treatments for the 7-8% of people who suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.

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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

Scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence how much snow falls in the Sierra Nevada. The research could help make weather forecasting more accurate and improve how California manages its water supply.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/09/6-9-quake-shakes-northern-california-coast/ target=_blank >6.9 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat</a>

News Fix | March 10, 2014

6.9 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

No early reports of damage or injuries. Quake hit at 10:18 p.m., centered off Humboldt coast. ...Read More

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Martian Meteorites Traced to Their Source: Mojave Crater

KQED Science | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Martian Meteorites Traced to Their Source: Mojave Crater

Experts have tracked a group of rare meteorites back to a single source on Mars—the crater Mojave near the red planet's equator.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wolves-and-the-ecology-of-fear/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wolves-and-the-ecology-of-fear target=_blank >Wolves and the Ecology of Fear</a>

QUEST | March 6, 2014

Wolves and the Ecology of Fear

In Washington state, wolves and deer are playing out a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that could have profound impacts on the ecosystem. Watch the video and find out what conservationist, Fred Koontz has to say about the need to protect "the big bad wolf." ...Read More

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