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Health2. FDA Bans Seven Artificial Flavors Used in Candy, Beer
The FDA moved to ban the chemicals, used in a wide variety foods, following government toxicology reports showing they can cause cancer.
Health3. Jewelry Laced With Toxic Metal Showing Up On Shelves of National Retailers
Analysis has revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure.
Elections4. Fact-Checking California Governor's Debate on KQED: Climate and Energy
California's Gubernatorial candidates sound off on climate change policies, fracking, and California's new goal of obtaining all of its energy from clean sources by 2045. But did they get it right?
Environment5. Biosphere 2: A Once Troubled Social Experiment is Transformed
The once troubled Biosphere project has proved useful for science in its current iteration and is allowing scientists to study everything from ocean acidification on coral to food security.
Hope/Hype6. How Does Your Brain Construct Your Conscious Reality?
When we look around, it feels like we're seeing an objective reality. But neuroscientist Anil Seth says everything we perceive, from objects to emotions, is an act of informed guesswork by the brain.
DIY Health7. Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns
A majority of Americans of European descent could be linked to third cousins, or closer relatives, using genealogy databases, a study finds. Soon it may be possible to identify nearly everyone by DNA.
Events8. Female Geniuses Gets Intimate Portrait in Bay Area Play
A new play in Oakland highlights the lives of three under-recognized female scientists and Nobel Prize winners.
Health9. Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision
Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process, which could help accelerate efforts to cure colorblindness and lead to new treatments for diseases.
10. Suisun Bay 'Ghost Fleet' a Shadow of its Former Self
Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.
11. Millions of Americans Use Medical Devices That May Be Vulnerable to Hacking
The Food and Drug Administration last Friday advised U.S. medical facilities to stop using a pump that has cyber security flaws.
Astronomy12. Rocket Carrying U.S., Russian Astronauts Fails, Makes Emergency Landing
Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were on board when their Soyuz MS-10's booster malfunctioned. The two made it out safely.