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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/02/26/how-can-the-international-community-address-indoor-air-pollution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-can-we-address-indoor-air-pollution target=_blank >How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?</a>

KQED Science | March 2, 2015

How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?

From KQED Education Do Now: Indoor air pollution from from burning solid fuels for heating and cooking is a huge health concern in many parts of the world. How can we best address this problem?

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The Greenhouse Effect Is Truly at Work, Observations Show

KQED Science | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Greenhouse Effect Is Truly at Work, Observations Show

A long record of atmospheric observations has put an "official" stamp on the foundation of climate-change science: the greenhouse effect really works the way we've always said it does.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/27/157151/us_biologists_keen_to_explore_help_protect_cubas_wild_places?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >U.S. Biologists Keen to Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places</a>

KQED News | February 27, 2015

U.S. Biologists Keen to Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba thaw, the island could see a new wave of tourism — with visitors treated to music and scenery that's been closed to most U.S. residents for more than half a century. But beyond the beaches and cabarets, there's a spectacular world of ...Read More

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Strongest Natural Material in the World Discovered: Limpet Teeth

KQED Science | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strongest Natural Material in the World Discovered: Limpet Teeth

The strongest natural material in the world has just been discovered: limpet teeth. Learn more about how this discovery could improve our future technology and innovations through biomimicry.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/26/something-californians-can-agree-on-the-droughts-serious target=_blank >Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious</a>

KQED News | February 26, 2015

Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious

The Field Poll has been surveying Californians in good times and bad for decades, and rarely does it find respondents unanimous — or virtually unanimous — on anything. The Poll finds that 94 percent of Californians view the drought, now in its fourth year, as either extremely or somewhat serious.

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Scientists Tackle a Dual Threat: More Acid, Less Oxygen in the Ocean

KQED Science | February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists Tackle a Dual Threat: More Acid, Less Oxygen in the Ocean

Marine scientists from up and down the West Coast say it's a one-two punch to the Pacific food web.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2015/02/26/engineering-is-for-the-next-generation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=engineering-is-for-the-next-generation target=_blank >“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation</a>

QUEST | February 26, 2015

“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation

Explore the connections between engineering and science with KQED’s new, free e-book, Engineering Is Saving the World with Cookstoves. Learn how researchers designed a new, more efficient cookstove to improve the quality of life for families in Darfur.

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Railroads, Big Oil Move to Ease Fears Over Crude Shipments

KQED Science | February 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Railroads, Big Oil Move to Ease Fears Over Crude Shipments

Railroads and oil companies stage a show-and-tell in Sacramento to highlight safety measures they've put in place. Environmentalists and community activists remain skeptical.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/24/beyond-abolishing-the-personal-belief-exemption-to-raise-vaccination-rates/ target=_blank >Beyond Abolishing the ‘Personal Belief Exemption’ to Raise Vaccination Rates</a>

State of Health | February 24, 2015

Beyond Abolishing the ‘Personal Belief Exemption’ to Raise Vaccination Rates

Students leaving a vaccine clinic after being vaccinated against whooping cough at a middle school in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) On Wednesday morning in Sacramento, a MoveOn.org member is expected to deliver a petition with 21,000 signatures calling on the state's government to abolish the personal belief ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/23/california-plastic-bag-ban-on-hold-as-2016-referendum-qualifies/ target=_blank >California Plastic Bag Ban on Hold: Referendum Qualifies for 2016 Ballot</a>

KQED News | February 24, 2015

California Plastic Bag Ban on Hold: Referendum Qualifies for 2016 Ballot

Love it or hate it, you won't find California's new statewide ban on plastic bags taking effect this year … or ever, unless voters endorse it in November 2016. State elections officials announced Tuesday that plastic bag manufacturers have gathered enough voter signatures to force a statewide vote via referendum at ...Read More

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

KQED Science | February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/24/156799/weird_fern_shows_the_power_of_interspecies_sex?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >'Weird' Fern Shows the Power of Interspecies Sex</a>

KQED News | February 24, 2015

'Weird' Fern Shows the Power of Interspecies Sex

The love between two ferns knows few bounds, it appears. A DNA analysis of a hybrid fern shows that its parents are two different species separated by nearly 60 million years of evolution.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/23/is-your-dishwasher-increasing-your-childs-allergy-risk/ target=_blank >Is Your Dishwasher Increasing Your Child’s Allergy Risk?</a>

State of Health | February 23, 2015

Is Your Dishwasher Increasing Your Child’s Allergy Risk?

Could using a dishwashing machine increase the chances your child will develop allergies? That's what some provocative new research suggests — but don't rip out your machine just yet.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/23/156750/catching_a_southern_coyote_then_letting_it_go_in_the_name_of?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Catching a Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go in the Name Of Science</a>

KQED News | February 23, 2015

Catching a Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go in the Name Of Science

Dan Eaton is a professional trapper. He's been doing it for a long time — since he was 10 years old — so he's nonchalant about the dead beaver in the truck bed that he sometimes uses to attract coyotes.

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Scientists Create the Most Precise 3D Map of the Human Genome Yet

KQED Science | February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists Create the Most Precise 3D Map of the Human Genome Yet

Until recently scientists have not been able to figure out the information coded in the folding of our DNA in the nucleus. A new map now makes this task simpler. This kind of map will not only tell us how the instructions in our DNA lead to making each one of us, but it may also provide new ways to understand and even treat diseases like cancer.

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A Visit to Apple’s Secret New Headquarters

KQED Science | February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

A Visit to Apple’s Secret New Headquarters

From the dust of the former Hewlett Packard campus in Cupertino, a glass and concrete ring is taking shape. Apple is building a new headquarters, and it's going to be bigger than the Pentagon. KQED got a tour and a look at the campus' green features.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/22/156677/the_scents_and_sensibility_of_las_nosy_new_perfume_enthusiasts?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >The Scents and Sensibility of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts</a>

KQED News | February 22, 2015

The Scents and Sensibility of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

The sense of smell is a powerful trigger — capable of calling to mind the sight of a new car, or the memory of a freshly mown lawn from many years past. But this power doesn't just serve to remind; it's also captivating scientists and inspiring a burgeoning subculture in ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/21/156635/exploring_the_solar_system_through_the_eyes_of_robotic_voyagers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Exploring the Solar System Through the Eyes of Robotic Voyagers</a>

KQED News | February 21, 2015

Exploring the Solar System Through the Eyes of Robotic Voyagers

The Voyager spacecraft have revolutionized our understanding of our solar system since their launch in 1977. After decades of sending back data on our planetary neighbors, Voyager 1 and 2 are entering new territory: interstellar space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age: Inside The Forty-Year Voyager Mission, planetary scientist Jim ...Read More

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2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

KQED Science | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

Last month was the second-hottest January on record globally, in a continuation of 2014's warmth.

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Reincarnated

KQED Science | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Kepler Mission Reincarnated

Space exploration has suffered its share of setbacks and disappointments over the decades, but few of them stung as much as the 2013 mechanical failure of the Kepler spacecraft, a space telescope designed to accomplish one of the most exciting explorations of space ever: the search for potentially Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.

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