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?
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
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
Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.
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
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.
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
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
A reassessment of historical data suggests that compared to previous estimates, the world's sea level rose more slowly during the 20th centuryand is rising faster now.
This Oakland child received a nasal spray flu vaccine at a clinic in Oakland. (James Tensuan/KQED) By Rob Stein, NPR As expected, this year's flu vaccine looks like it's pretty much of a dud. The vaccine only appears to cut the chances that someone will end up sick with the ...Read More
Last week, a federal district judge struck down California's ban on the sale of foie gras, ruling that the ban conflicted with federal law. As restaurants rush to put the delicacy back on their menus and the state considers whether to appeal, we discuss the implications of the ruling.
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode In Search Of About Dan Barber's TED Talk Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists. About Dan Barber Dan Barber ...Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown began his fourth term as governor by acting on a promise to bring a bullet train to California, signing a symbolic piece of railroad track at a groundbreaking ceremony held on an empty lot in downtown Fresno Tuesday.
As revelers uncorked wine bottles to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, more of them were celebrating with a glass of California-grown Pinot Noir than a decade ago. But the growing market for this complex, subtle wine could soon run up against climate conditions that make ...Read More
County and even statewide strictures are misguided, says federal lands chief.
In a stunning feat of scientific prowess, a large group of scientists has completely sequenced the genomes of 48 different bird species. But as sequencing gets easier, managing all of that data is turning out to be the real challenge.
Lt. Heidi Beemer has dreamed of going to Mars since she was 8 years old. She's carefully planned her life, from her education to her career, with a goal of getting to the red planet.