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12 Stats Showing Young Adults ‘Unfriending’ Jesus Christ This Easter

Jesus Christ, whether believed to be God incarnate, a prophet or just a man, is undeniably polarizing, controversial, or inspiring for billions, and with that in mind, researchers set out to determine how Jesus is viewed this Easter, 2015.

04/02/2015

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.

03/12/2015

A "Heart on a Chip" consists of heart cells derived from adult stem cells placed into a small silicone chamber. (YouTube/UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Beating ‘Heart On A Chip,’ May Replace Animal Drug Testing

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley that models the human heart could allow drugs to be tested without the use of animals.

03/09/2015

Earth

Bay Area Scientists Find First Direct Evidence Of Human Activity Affecting Climate Change

A team of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claim they have the first direct evidence of human activity affecting climate change.

02/26/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Japanese Athlete That Runs On All Fours Visits Bay Area Schools Studying His Speed

A Japanese athlete who runs faster on all fours than most people can sprint upright was analyzed by two East Bay colleges during a visit to the Bay Area.

02/18/2015

A Pop Warner football game (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Study: Young Football Players Get Fewer Head Injuries When Their Coaches Know Proper Tackling Fundamentals

The data showed players who competed for coaches with training in USA Football’s “Heads-Up Football” program were better protected than those who did not.

02/16/2015

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Berkeley Family Raises Nearly $200,000 To Save Young Daughter With Rare Neurological Condition

A Berkeley couple has raised nearly $200,000 through social media to help their 6-year-old daughter who suffers from an extremely rare medical condition.

02/12/2015

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Calls Off Launch At Last Minute Over Rocket-Tracking System Problem

The SpaceX company has called off Sunday’s launch of a deep-space observatory.

02/08/2015

lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

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