Science & Technology

Monarch butterflies have been recently seen in Yosemite National Park, park officials said on Twitter on Aug. 10, 2019.
Yosemite National Park
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
The monarch butterfly has returned to Yosemite National Park, according to rangers who say the endangered insect has been spotted in several locations around the park.
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Amazon shows a self-driving delivery robot that Amazon is calling Scout. Amazon is expanding the use of its self-driving delivery robots to a second state. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will start delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif. Amazon.com Inc. has been testing them in a Seattle suburb since the beginning of the year. (Amazon via AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighborhood. The online shopping giant says the six-wheeled robots, about the size of a Labrador, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, California. It comes after Amazon began testing them in a...
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Kristy Dodge and her son Jasper at CPMC Van Ness Hospital in San Francisco
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Carrie Hodousek
August 02, 2019 - 10:53 am
Premature babies struggling to feed in the hospital are getting the help they need through a new music device.
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Pedalfest Oakland, KCBS Radio To-Do List
Pedalfest
Melissa Culross
July 31, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Explore art, history or science in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend. The KCBS Radio To-Do List has plenty of suggestions for ways to expand your mind.
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Franky Zapata, a 40-year-old inventor, takes to the air in Sangatte, Northern France, at the start of his attempt to cross the channel from France to England Thursday July 25, 2019. Zapata is anchored to his flyboard, a small flying platform he invented, taking off from Sangatte, in France's Pas de Calais region, and flying to the Dover area in southeast England. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
July 25, 2019 - 3:28 pm
SANGATTE, France (AP) — Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday. Unharmed and undeterred, 40-year-old Franky Zapata said he plans to try again. Perhaps within days...
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Visitors pose for photos beside a portrait of Neil Armstrong at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as special events are underway for visitors commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and nibbling MoonPies. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President...
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An image of NASA''s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope shows a halo of hot gas surrounding spiral galaxy NGC 4631 that is similar to the Milky Way galaxy, June 19, 2001.
Courtesy of NASA/Getty Images
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 17, 2019 - 1:45 pm
There's a new voice hosting the long-running StarDate feature.
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Facial Recognition Technology
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Matt Bigler
July 17, 2019 - 10:14 am
The city of Oakland has become the third city in the U.S. to ban the use of facial recognition technology.
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San Francisco Heat Wave
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Jennifer Hodges
July 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
It's just going to get hotter in the Bay Area, according to a new study that predicts far more days with temperatures above 90 degrees.
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Demonstrators gather to block a road at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
July 15, 2019 - 7:43 pm
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The protests were the latest salvo in a yearslong fight that pits...
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