Health, Science, Environment

11:28am

Wed February 12, 2014

The coming salmon drought

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Alastair Bland
Last summer, Berkeley fisherman Mike Hudson enjoyed some of the most profitable salmon fishing he had seen in the past decade. Dense schools of big fish congregated in the Pacific Ocean along the Bay Area's coastline through the spring and summer, with numbers up from previous years.

12:00am

Wed February 12, 2014

5:48pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Beyond the pale of Parkinson’s Disease

Musician Ben Rivers

I met Ben Rivers in 2011. Though only 41 years old, he had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. At that point in time, most any kind of movement was hard.

An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It is a condition which can be a greatly debilitating. Neurons in the brain gradually die off, taking with them a brain chemical called dopamine that’s critical for movement. 

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3:25pm

Wed February 5, 2014

Are teens today more narcissistic?

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Youth Radio
February 3rd, 2014 Are teens today more narcissistic than ever before? Some psychologists are pointing to a personality test called the Narcissism Personality Inventory, which seems to indicate that millennials have a historically high sense of self-obsession.

3:21pm

Wed February 5, 2014

California's thirsty almonds

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Dan Errotabere's family has been farming the dry soils of the western San Joaquin Valley for nearly a century. His grandfather primarily grew wheat and other grains. His father grew vegetables and other annual crops almost exclusively. But in 1999, Errotabere decided to plant his first almond tree.

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