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California Academy of Sciences (credit: stanford.edu)

KCBS In Depth: California Academy Of Sciences Proves Popular With Adults

The new Executive Director of California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Jonathon Foley, says institutions like his play an important role in filling educational gaps, but is also popular among adults.

12/15/2014

Here's how the Geminid meteor streaks looked in 2012 above the Judean desert near near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi.  (Photo by: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Look Up! Nature’s Light Show, The Geminid Meteor Shower Is On

Clear skies permitting, the show begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until sunrise. Try to find the darkest patch of sky possible for maximum viewing.

12/13/2014

Alexander Jason shows off a device he says stimulates his brain using electrical current. (CBS SF)

Forget Coffee, Techies Giving Brain An Electric Jolt To Stay More Focused

The latest gadget promising to revolutionize your life is a gizmo that zaps your brain to make it smarter and more focused. Doctors definitely aren’t convinced, but some Bay Area residents swear by it.

11/26/2014

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Google Invests In ‘Tremor Spoon’ That Will Allow Parkinson’s Patients To Eat Without Spilling

Google is investing in a spoon that uses hundreds of algorithms to allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling.

11/25/2014

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Like A Giant Solar Shotgun, Biggest Sunspot In Quarter Century Rotating Toward Earth Again

The biggest sunspot in a quarter century is now rotating toward Earth for the second month in a row, putting all of humanity in its sites for potential releases of radiation.

11/20/2014

Kayak Summer Date

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of November 16th To 23rd

Kayaking with the kids, 80s culture, old tech, Raiders could win one, disco, Celtic harp, and science top this week’s 15 Things To Do in the Bay Area.

11/14/2014

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Do We Finally Know Where Amelia Earhart’s Plane Crashed?

Researchers say they have positively identified a fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft for the first time since her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937.

10/30/2014

(Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)

Bay Area Students’ Shrimp Project Destroyed In Tuesday’s Rocket Explosion

The explosion of an unmanned rocket lifting off for the International Space Station is not only a setback for the space program, but also a disappointment to the hundreds of school children across the country, including here in the Bay Area.

10/29/2014

October 21st, 2014 Solar Flare

X-Class Solar Flare, 4th Major Eruption On The Sun This Week Detected

Someone sure upset the sun, because it’s throwing amazing amounts of radiation out in four solar flares this week, with an X3-class solar flare Friday.

10/24/2014

(image courtesy NASA.gov)

StarDate 10/17/2014: Close Call For Comet That Will Shoot Past Mars

Mars is about to dodge a big snowball — a comet that will swing just 82,000 miles above the planet’s surface on Sunday. That’s just a third of the distance between Earth and the Moon, so it’s quite a close call.

10/17/2014

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