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In Search of the Bacterial Garden of Eden

In Search of the Bacterial Garden of Eden

Now that scientists are starting to get a handle on what kinds of microbes live in the human body and, roughly, how those populations differ from one individual to another, a key question will be whether there is such a thing as an “ideal” microbiome.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough, Underwater Labs: KQED Science News Round-Up

Stem Cell Breakthrough, Underwater Labs: KQED Science News Round-Up

Here's today's KQED Science round-up of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.

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KQED Science News Round-Up

KQED Science News Round-Up

Here's today's KQED Science round-up of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Earth-Sized Planets Could Be Common

Earth-Sized Planets Could Be Common

The Earth may not be as unique as we think it is. That's according to findings announced today by UC Berkeley. Astronomers there believe that Earth-sized planets may be more abundant in the universe than previously thought.

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Much More Water on the Moon than Previously Thought

Much More Water on the Moon than Previously Thought

NASA scientists reveal that water on the moon isn’t spread out in vast oceans, but rather is concentrated in oases, and that the lunar surface appears to contain a wealth of other materials.

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Polishing Oakland's Crown Jewel: Lake Merritt Reborn

Polishing Oakland's Crown Jewel: Lake Merritt Reborn

Oakland's Historic Lake Merritt is in the midst of a multimillion dollar face lift.

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Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

After years of stops and starts, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are on the cusp of a new era of mainstream acceptance, starting this year.

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NASA Moon Mission Reveals New Clues About Water on the Moon

NASA Moon Mission Reveals New Clues About Water on the Moon

NASA scientists reveal that water on the moon isn’t spread out in vast oceans, but rather is concentrated in oases, and that the lunar surface appears to contain a wealth of other materials.

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Northern California Scientists Helping Lead Project To Build World's Biggest Telescope

Northern California Scientists Helping Lead Project To Build World's Biggest Telescope

Scientists from the University of California are working to construct the largest telescope on Earth.

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Breaking News on the Drakes Bay Oyster Controversy

Breaking News on the Drakes Bay Oyster Controversy

Today, the National Research Council issued its long-awaited report on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company… is their operation harming the environment or not?

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Quest Topic in the News: The Autism-Vaccine Connection

Quest Topic in the News: The Autism-Vaccine Connection

February was a big month in the debate about the possible role of vaccines in causing autism, a subject we covered in last year's TV story, Autism: Searching for Causes and several blog posts. The claim-–that there might be a link between the immunizations children receive and the onset of autism–-has recently taken some hard hits.

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Science In Action

Science In Action

Science in Action is metamorphosis of creating a "un-museum" through multi-media as well as a tie with the Academy's past. Today, Science in Action exists on the floor as a breaking news exhibit.

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