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File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Google To Pay More Than $1B Over 60 Years To Rent Part Of NASA’s Moffett Field

Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects.

11/10/2014

San Francisco State University (SFSU)

San Francisco State University Awarded $17 Million Grant To Improve Biomedical Research Diversity

The National Institutes of Health has awarded San Francisco State University a $17 million grant to work on improving diversity in the field of biomedical research.

10/27/2014

Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday.  Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.

Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers Say

This year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.

10/27/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Tightens Research Guidelines After Controversial Study Tweaking Users’ News Feeds

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.

10/02/2014

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

There Are Too Many Trees In California Soaking Up Much Needed Water, UC Berkeley Study Says

Environmental scientists at UC Berkeley are saying that there are too many trees in the California’s forests. Scientists say that less trees would leave more rain water available to meet the state’s demand.

09/22/2014

Brain scan, MRI. (AP)

Help Prevent 500,000 Americans Dying Each Year From Disease With No Cure, No Prevention

Alzheimer’s kills more people than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined, making it the 6th leading cause of death in America but it cannot be cured, prevent, or even truly slowed. Saturday, though, is a chance where you can do something about it.

09/17/2014

The UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California Proposes Creation Of Venture-Capital Fund For Student And Faculty Startups

The proposal is calling for an initial $250 million investment to finance faculty and student-led startups.

09/17/2014

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Researchers Explore ‘Graveyard Of Ships’ In Treacherous Waters Near San Francisco

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

09/16/2014

Novato Meteorite

Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.

08/15/2014

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Stanford Researchers Looking For Chocolate Milkshake Drinking Volunteers

Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are needed for a study on how the brain responds to milkshakes to better understand how individual differences in anticipating and tasting pleasurable foods influence risks of becoming overweight or obese.

08/14/2014

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