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Oakland Science Museum Offers Low-Income Families Discount With EBT Card

The Chabot Space & Science Center launched a pilot program Thursday giving low-income families with an EBT card admission to the center for $1 per person.

03/27/2015

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Giant ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Hurtling Toward Earth

An asteroid over half a mile wide is set to soar past Earth on Friday, but astronomers say earthlings have nothing to worry about.

03/27/2015

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Our Universe Is Ending Sooner Than We Thought, Scientists Say

According to a new study, our universe is bound to be ripped to shreds in the next tens of billions of years — a relatively short span of time in the cosmological scale of things.

03/25/2015

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Volunteer Brings Scientists, Engineers Into Elementary Schools To Play Science With Kids

A school volunteer and Ph.D. saw that elementary schools were missing something in their science classes. So she jumped in, and brought a few scientific friends with her.

03/25/2015

Ruchi Pandya of San Jose meets with President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015. (White House)

San Jose Student Shows Off Potentially Life-Saving Invention At White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama hosted a science fair at the White House on Monday. The president saw 35 projects from student teams from across the country who won various competitions, and one of those students is from the Bay Area.

03/23/2015

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

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San Jose Teen Wins Nation’s Top High School Science Award For DNA Scanning Project

A Bay Area high school student won one of three top prizes and $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search in Washington Tuesday.

03/11/2015

Science Programs For Youth (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Extra-Curricular Programs In California Contribute To STEM Careers

California’s public school system contribute to STEM careers by offering science-centric activities through after-school programs.

03/11/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

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