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StarDate: Evidence Of Life In A Rock From Mars

There’s no doubt that Mars was once much warmer and wetter than it is today — a fairly comfortable home for life. Stardate looks at the evidence of life in a rock on the red planet.

06/06/2014

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StarDate: Disappearing Cluster

The Beehive, M44, is one of the brightest star clusters in the sky with about 1,000 stars, but this StarDate segment explains that it’s evaporating before our eyes.

06/02/2014

On May 30, Livermore will celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day

Livermore Pays Homage To Element That Put City On The Periodic Table

Livermore, one of six cities an element is named after, will celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day on May 30.

05/23/2014

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StarDate: Moon, Venus, and Meteors

The hours between midnight and dawn tonight offer skywatchers both promise and potential. StarDate promises a beautiful encounter between the moon and the “morning star”.

05/23/2014

The hyperwall at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, which projects temperatures across the U.S. out to the year 2100, on May 8, 2014. (NASA Ames Research Center)

NASA Ames In Mountain View Plays Big Role In Latest Climate Change Study

High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.

05/08/2014

A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it. (Wikimedia Commons)

Could Stanford Lab-Created Sperm Eliminate Need For Live Male In Reproduction?

Stanford researchers report they are a step closer to helping men overcome the most common factor of male infertility, at the same time potentially eliminating the need for a live male to reproduce.

05/02/2014

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Cal Scientists Go Underground To Monitor Hayward Fault Heartbeat

With a network of sensors spread across the UC Berkeley campus, scientists are hoping to get a clear picture — and sounds — of the Hayward Fault’s next big move.

04/18/2014

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StarDate 4/18/2014: Changing Skies

As twilight fades away this evening, their skies will be speckled with an amazing richness of twinkling stars. Your StarDate for April 18th is here.

04/18/2014

Marie Wolbach (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Woman Runs Camp That Primes Girls For Science Careers

Girls explore the outdoors, program robots they built, and analyze fat in French fries. It’s a tiny taste of Tech Trek – a week-long summer camp for under-served eighth grade girls, founded by Marie Wolbach of Palo Alto.

02/26/2014

Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

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