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Stem Cells May Have Restored Use of Hands and Arms in Paralyzed Man
Researchers at Keck Medical Center in L.A. may have achieved a breakthrough by injecting millions of embryonic stem cells into the spines of paralyzed patients.
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Brown Says He’ll Push California’s Climate Agenda Whoever Wins in November
Brown implores a gathering of the nation's environmental journalists to do a better job on climate change reporting.
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Drinking Water of Some Californians Exceeds Limit for ‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical
A study out today reports on levels of hexavalent chromium in water districts across the country.
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Watch These Frustrated Squirrels Go Nuts
Could there be an evolutionary benefit to losing your cool? Squirrels might help answer the question.
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Citizen Scientists Could Help Solve the Mystery of Vanishing ‘Starfish’
Can volunteers armed with smartphones transform scientific research? It's starting to look like it.
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Bay Area Cities Cite Just-Passed Bills in PCB Lawsuits Against Monsanto
Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose attempt to use new legislation in legal struggle over cleanup of stormwater.
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Officials Investigate Whether Phillips 66 Refinery Tied to San Pablo Bay Oil Spill
A shelter-in-place order was issued Tuesday night after hundreds of Vallejo residents reported a gaslike odor that sent dozens to the hospital.
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Officials Investigate Whether Phillips 66 Refinery Tied to San Pablo Bay Oil Spill
A shelter-in-place order was issued Tuesday night after hundreds of Vallejo residents reported a gas-like odor that sent dozens to the hospital.
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Soberanes Fire Is Now the Costliest in U.S. History
The massive wildfire burning in Monterey County has surpassed $200 million in firefighting costs, and it’s still only 67 percent contained.
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Grassroots Meets Big Data as Citizen Scientists Help Tackle Environmental Problems
Regular citizens armed with little more than cell phones can transform scientific research, according to Bay Area writer and environmentalist Mary Ellen Hannibal. Citizen scientists, amateurs who take part in scientific endeavors, are tracking sea star die-offs along the Pacific coast and monitoring bird migrations in the Central Valley. They're also part of a long tradition of amateur researchers, from Thomas Jefferson to Ed Ricketts. Hannibal j...
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Fall Foliage: Where to See Seasonal Shades in the Bay Area
Don't believe the hype! When fall comes to the Bay Area, you can see the leaves change color -- you just have to travel.
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Don Buchla, Influential Synthesizer Designer, Dead at 79
Buchla built one of the first modular synthesizers and his influence on electronic music is still prevalent
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Explore science, nature and environment stories from the Bay Area and beyond with KQED Science.
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Stay informed about the latest science news, trends and events with KQED Science. And explore the Bay Area through stories from QUEST, a science, nature and environment multimedia series produced in collaboration with KQED and other PBS stations.