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What a Child Learns From Positive & Negative Video Game Play

Children who repeatedly play violent video games learn thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older…

03/25/2014

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Dating Site Uses DNA Test To Find Compatible Partners

Dating sites are getting more personalized to help you find ‘the one,’ using DNA testing to determine if a suitor is a genetically compatible match.

02/12/2014

Workers walk on the eastern span of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Performing Stress Tests On Bay Bridge Rods

The corrosion tests are meant to see how the rods will perform over decades and under tension.

08/02/2013

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HealthWatch: New Sports Guidelines Suggest Individualized Concussion Care

The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.

03/18/2013

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California Roll Out New Student Testing Proposal Aimed At Critical Thinking

California’s students may be filling in fewer bubbles on multiple choice standardized tests in the future and writing longer answers instead.

01/08/2013

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PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental Criticism

Pacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.

11/14/2012

Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park (CBS)

300 Yosemite Park Employees’ Blood To Be Tested In Hantavirus Research Project

Health officials were set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice.

10/16/2012

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California School Performance Showing Improvement

The Education Department said more than half of California’s schools met the statewide academic achievement goal in 2012, the highest number ever.

10/11/2012

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DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats Denied

Four Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.

08/22/2012

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