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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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Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

KQED Science | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

What lurks inside a hungry pitcher plant? The cobra lily, a carnivorous plant native to California, uses deception, patience and bacteria to catch and digest its prey. Watch it in action.

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Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

KQED Science | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

While scientists study whether "electroceuticals" might treat depression or chronic pain, among other ailments, DIY "brain hackers" (including this reporter) are trying it out on themselves.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/02/28/treasure-island-cleanup-exposes-navy-mishandling-of-its-nuclear-past/ target=_blank >Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past</a>

News Fix | February 28, 2014

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/02/27/fda-proposes-food-label-overhaul/ target=_blank >New Food Labels to Focus on Calories, Sugar</a>

State of Health | February 27, 2014

New Food Labels to Focus on Calories, Sugar

The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages. ...Read More

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