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Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Science | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree? Students Weigh In

Recent surveys done by The Pew Research Center in collaboration with the AAAS show that scientists and adults in the United States have differing views on many science-related issues. Hear what students had to say when asked why there is this often difference of opinion.

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E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | April 2, 2015

E-book: Engineering Is Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

The ocean’s mysterious twilight zone is home to a wealth of fish species, many that are new to researchers. In this e-book from KQED, discover how scientists from the California Academy of Sciences engineered a device to safely transport live fish from the twilight zone back to the Academy’s aquarium for further study.

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Career Spotlight: Biologist

Science | March 20, 2015

Career Spotlight: Biologist

Meet Matt Wandell, a biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences. His work involves feeding the animals, cleaning the tanks and making sure everything in the aquarium stays healthy. Wandell also participates in research expeditions to survey coral reefs and collect organisms. Watch this video to learn more about Matt and what he does.

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

Science | March 17, 2015 | 113 Comments

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future?

As we face the consequences of a changing climate, many people wonder how we can most effectively change the consumptive habits of U.S. citizens. Is it more effective to change people’s behavior and attitudes or have the government implement regulations?

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Science Spotlight: Fish, Swim Bladders and Boyle’s Law

Science | March 13, 2015

Science Spotlight: Fish, Swim Bladders and Boyle’s Law

Watch this demonstration of Boyle’s Law that shows how changes in pressure affect a fish’s swim bladder.

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Water Vapor’s Role in Climate Change

Science | March 11, 2015

Water Vapor’s Role in Climate Change

Water covers nearly three-quarters of Earth. It is continuously moving above, on and below Earth’s surface, cycling among ice, liquid water and vapor. Discover how water and climate affect each other using this interactive.

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

Science | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]

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Career Spotlight: Water Program Director

Science | March 9, 2015

Career Spotlight: Water Program Director

Heather Cooley analyzes water data to help inform how to manage California’s water supply. Her job involves working with other scientists and agencies to look at water availability and use in California.

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Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | March 5, 2015

Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have designed a portable decompression chamber to safely bring new fish species up from the twilight zone.

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Ocean Acidification and Marine Life

Science | March 4, 2015

Ocean Acidification and Marine Life

Since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s, we have been mining and burning coal, oil and natural gas for energy and transportation.. Click through the arrows to see how ocean acidification is affecting some shelled marine organisms.

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