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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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UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

AIDS Walk in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco AIDS Walk Takes On Special Meaning After Researchers Killed On Malaysia Flight 17

Over 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s AIDS Walk in San Francisco, which took on special meaning just days after a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying AIDS researchers was shot down over Ukraine.

07/20/2014

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Around 100 Attendees Heading To Australia AIDS Conference Among Victims Of Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

About 100 of the passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday were reportedly AIDS scientists and researchers heading to Australia for a conference.

07/17/2014

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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

Facebook

Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation Study

A consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.

07/04/2014

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Facebook Officer Says Mood Manipulation Study Was ‘Poorly Communicated’

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg did not apologize for the company’s psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, but instead said the move was “poorly communicated.”

07/03/2014

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New Research Suggests The Youth Demographic Still Likes Facebook

Remember all those headlines suggesting the younger crowd was abandoning Facebook? New research says that may not be the case after all.

06/24/2014

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