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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145774/our_skulls_might_have_evolved_to_withstand_blows_to_the_face?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Prehistoric life really might have been nasty, brutish and short. Although many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution. "We suggest that many of the facial ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145747/dod_climate_change_is_a_volatile_factor_in_international?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145671/nasa_to_replace_iconic_countdown_clock_after_maintenance?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145653/startups_new_sprays_promise_longerlasting_fruit_fewer_pesticides?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides

Scientists at startup Apeel Sciences have figured out the secret to doubling lifespans. Not our lifespans, alas, but those of fruits and veggies. And they do it naturally. It's a big deal. Worldwide, we throw away about a third of our food, some $750 billion per year — <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf" ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients target=_blank >In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients</a>

QUEST | October 16, 2014

In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients

PORT HUENEME — Frank Oakes is betting his future on a snail. Thousands are suctioned onto the walls of 19 outdoor aquaculture tanks behind his office in Port Hueneme, California, south of Santa Barbara. Shaped like oblong cinnamon rolls, the black, tan, and striped snails may live up to 60 ...Read More

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Bay Area Remembers the Loma Prieta Earthquake

KQED Science | October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Remembers the Loma Prieta Earthquake

The 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake comes up on Friday, and the Bay Area is full of commemorative events, as well as resource fairs to help people prepare for future quakes.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/14/is-project-based-learning-the-way-to-go/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=is-project-based-learning-the-way-to-go target=_blank >Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?</a>

QUEST | October 14, 2014

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

From KQED Education Do Now: More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/14/145343/long_after_fracking_stops_the_noise_lives_on?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On</a>

KQED News | October 14, 2014

Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On

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High Temps Intensified California Drought

KQED Science | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

High Temps Intensified California Drought

Heat and drought often go hand-in-hand, creating a vicious cycle that looks a lot like California these days.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/9/90-second-explanation-why-seagulls-show-up-during-giants-games/ target=_blank >Listen: Why Seagulls Show Up During The 8th Inning Of Giants Games</a>

KQED News | October 13, 2014

Listen: Why Seagulls Show Up During The 8th Inning Of Giants Games

If there is one thing San Francisco Giants fans know better than playoff success, it may be seagulls. The birds have an uncanny way of showing up at AT&T Park during the eighth or ninth inning of every ballgame. But how do they know to come? Scientists have a few theories. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/13/145273/in_hawaii_nasa_to_launch_fake_mission_to_fake_space?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'</a>

KQED News | October 13, 2014

In Hawaii, NASA To Launch 'Fake Mission To Fake Space'

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/12/145218/american_intruder_lurks_in_scottish_streams_clawed_and_hungry?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry</a>

KQED News | October 12, 2014

American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Forget Nessie: there's another insidious creature living in the waters of Scotland. The story starts in the streams and lakes of the northwestern United States, where North American signal crayfish are a familiar sight. Turn over a rock and you may well encounter one. But in Scottish streams and lochs, these creatures ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/02/court-upholds-water-releases-for-salmon-on-north-state-rivers target=_blank >Court Upholds Water Releases for Salmon on North State Rivers</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

Court Upholds Water Releases for Salmon on North State Rivers

A federal judge in Fresno has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation did not violate the law when it made special reservoir releases last year to help salmon in Northern California's Klamath River survive the drought rather than save the water for farms. But U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/09/23/how-do-you-know-what-90000-acres-look-like target=_blank >How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

A California Highway Patrol photo of the King Fire, which spread rapidly north of U.S. 50 near Pollock Pines earlier this month. Here's an ongoing debate in our newsroom as we move into autumn and what is often the climax to our fire season: What's the best way to describe the ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/11/145196/extrapermanent_ink_preserving_your_tattoos_after_death?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Extra-Permanent Ink: Preserving Your Tattoos After Death</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

Extra-Permanent Ink: Preserving Your Tattoos After Death

Luci Cook, 26, twists to look down over her left shoulder at the portrait of a young woman that covers the back of her calf. Dark hair and crows frame the eerie face of Chelsea Wolfe, Cook's favorite musician. "I thought you'd want this one," Cook says, glancing at her ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/11/145193/the_tricky_nature_of_putting_science_on_trial?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/11/145167/despite_new_sources_europe_still_relies_on_russian_oil?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

Despite New Sources, Europe Still Relies On Russian Oil

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/11/145165/researchers_say_beavers_are_more_than_simple_pests?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests</a>

KQED News | October 11, 2014

Researchers Say Beavers Are More Than Simple Pests

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/10/32-myths-and-plenty-of-facts-about-the-flu-vaccine/ target=_blank >32 Myths — and Plenty of Facts — About the Flu Vaccine</a>

State of Health | October 10, 2014

32 Myths — and Plenty of Facts — About the Flu Vaccine

KQED News social media editor Olivia Allen-Price gets her flu shot. (Lisa Pickoff-White/KQED) By Tara Haelle, NPR Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming. And along with the coughing, fevers and aches you can expect a lot of unreliable or downright wrong information about the flu vaccine. Flu kills more ...Read More

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With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

KQED Science | October 10, 2014 | 6 Comments

With Drought, New Scrutiny Over Fracking’s Water Use

The drought is putting a spotlight on water use around California, including for hydraulic fracturing. How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale, estimated to be the largest oil resource in country?

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