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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released 04 December, 2003 shows a festively colored nebula, called NGC 604, one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. The bright stars in NGC 604 are extremely young by astronomical standards, having formed a mere 3 million years ago. (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘X-Files’ Sounds Captured By Student’s Microphones On Edge Of Space Leaves Scientists Baffled

Sound from space captured by microphones aboard a NASA student balloon experiment has scientists baffled.

05/05/2015

A starfish hangs on the glass at the Turkuazoo,Turkey's first ever giant aquarium, in Istanbul on October 22, 2009 (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Isolate Virus Killing Off West Coast’s Sea Star Population

Scientists say they’ve isolated a virus they believe is causing sea stars to die on the west coast.

11/18/2014

A teen drinks a large soda.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

The first-of-its-kind study suggests that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of.

10/18/2014

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UC Davis Researchers Erase Specific Memories In Mice Using Pulses Of Light

Researchers at UC Davis are learning how to use lasers to erase specific memories in mice.

10/13/2014

Residents survey an earthquake-damaged street on August 26, 2014 in Napa, California. Two days after a 6.0 earthquake rocked the Napa Valley, residents and wineries are continuing clean up operations. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Scientists Expect Aftershocks From Napa Quake To Continue For Months

Scientists were at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park on Thursday, sharing some of the information they have gathered on the ground in studying last month’s Napa earthquake.

09/04/2014

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Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System

Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.

08/31/2014

A non-native southern water snake eats a sunfish. ( J.D. Willson/University of Arkansas)

Invasive Water Snakes Competing With Endangered California Garter Snakes For Food

Scientists are concerned about two species of non-native snakes settling in waters around the Sacramento who are competing for food with California’s own giant garter snake.

06/27/2014

Josh Osborn is healthy today because of the hard work of Bay Area scientists because of DNA research at UCSF.

Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests To Save Wisconsin Teen With ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

A 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of UCSF researchers who worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him and produced results that have the potential to save many more.

06/11/2014

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Public Invited To Tour San Mateo Coroner’s Office, Forensics Lab

Those curious about what goes on behind the scenes in a criminal investigation are invited to tour the San Mateo County coroner’s office and forensic laboratory Thursday and Friday.

10/25/2012