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Lauren Farrar

Lauren Farrar has a background in biology, education, and filmmaking and is a science education interactive media producer at KQED. She enjoys good weather, good food, and good times.

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Should We Fund Space Exploration?

6 -12 Science | November 25, 2014 | 17 Comments

Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Human space travel has long been a subject of fascination and scientific inquiry. Should we fund space exploration, or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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Should Hydrogen Fuel Be the Future Energy Source for Transportation?

Do Now: Science | April 1, 2014 | 26 Comments

Should Hydrogen Fuel Be the Future Energy Source for Transportation?

Since the first Earth Day event in 1970, there’s been major progress in environmental stewardship–the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Water Act, an increased number of recycling programs, and even curbside composting in some places, like San Francisco. Should government funds support the development of hydrogen fuel stations over other green transportation initiatives?

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Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Do Now | March 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

With increasing concern about carbon dioxide emissions, climate change and American energy independence, environmentalists, politicians and the oil industry have been butting heads over the development of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which requires the Obama administration’s approval before construction can begin. Do you think the Obama administration should approve this effort?

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Are There Ethical Concerns to Mining the Moon?

Do Now | February 18, 2014 | 50 Comments

Are There Ethical Concerns to Mining the Moon?

Moon Express’ ultimate goal is to start mining the moon for precious metals that could be used in everything from electric car batteries to missiles. Moon Express is not the only company considering mining the moon. In fact, NASA is opening up non-financial support to help private companies develop robotic lunar landing capabilities which could ultimately be used for commercial activities as well as scientific and academic research. What do you think is the most important scientific or ethical concern to consider about mining the moon?

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