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Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands. Simple enough, right? Stanford researchers have found the word isn’t spreading enough in the developing world.

04/14/2014

Kristen Wiig & Rose Byrne in "Bridesmaids" (credit: Universal Pictures)

Could Being A Bridesmaid Strain A Friendship?

A UK study shows wedding stress to be the biggest factor in the demise of friendships.

04/09/2014

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Oakland, SF Children’s Hospitals To Carry Benioff Name After $100M Donation

A $100 million gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will bring new names and an infusion of new funds to the Bay Area’s two children’s hospitals, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

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Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area Astronomers

The dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.

03/05/2014

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 Use Intensifying Among Teens, Adults, Contrary To The Buzz About A Decline

Facebook just celebrated its 10th birthday, and despite some gloomy suggestions for the social network’s future, use is intensifying.

02/13/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

Nissan Developing Driverless Cars In Sunnyvale

Scientists at Nissan’s new research facility in Sunnyvale are working to put affordable driver-less cars on U.S. roadways.

11/29/2013

Zach Greene and his younger brother Spencer have both been diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma or “Oligo,” a rare brain cancer. (CBS)

Marin Family Rallies After Brothers Struck With Rare Brain Cancer

There are more than 100 types of brain tumors. So when a North Bay family was told that both of their children had the exact same form of rare cancer it was both surprising and devastating.

09/27/2013

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Researchers Consider Link Between Shifts In Climate And Human Violence

Study findings by three UC Berkeley researchers, published in the journal Science, suggest there is a connection between even minor changes in temperature or rainfall amounts and increased conflict around the world.

08/02/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote during the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco on September 22, 2011. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO’s New Political Group Targets Immigration, Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.

04/11/2013

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