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Why Music Sounds Bad Or Good: Your Brain Knows The Next Note

As the concert begins, your brain is anticipating some essential properties of the sound and may even be adjusting what you will hear toward what you are expecting, all in milliseconds.

06/10/2015

Oracle Arena crowd during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets on May 27, 2015. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

‘Roaracle’ Is The Loudest NBA Arena, But Could All That Noise Affect Your Hearing?

With decibels levels expected to exceed 100 at Oracle Arena, people more susceptible to hearing loss are likely to feel the effects of all the loud noise.

06/04/2015

Susan Schneider & Robin Williams (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Family Fight Over Robin Williams’ Estate Heads To San Francisco Court

The family of the late Robin Williams is at odds over how to split the actor’s estate after meeting with a mediator.

06/01/2015

The golf course at Stanford University. (CBS)

Man Temporarily Loses Hearing, Workers Take Cover As Lightning, Thunder Roll Through Palo Alto Area

Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.

05/14/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

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ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance Technology

This comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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Preliminary Hearing Held For San Francisco Couple Accused Of Running Brothel In Sunset District

The two Chinese nationals, Jin Shi and Linjun Wang, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of pimping and pandering.

07/10/2014

The Oakland Athletics celebrating a win at O.co Coliseum on June 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Jose Officials Remain Hopeful For Oakland A’s Move To South Bay, Despite Lease Extension Agreement

City leaders said their chances of landing the A’s still comes down to a federal appeals court hearing next month.

07/03/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

A smart hearing aid. (CBS)

Hearing Aids Getting Smaller, Smarter With New Technology

As baby boomers age, smartphone technology is making way for smarter hearing aids.

06/04/2014

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