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Vivid New Seadragon Found Hiding in a Museum

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vivid New Seadragon Found Hiding in a Museum

Science has just introduced the first new seadragon species in 150 years, and the first new ichthyosaur species in 130 years. The coincidence illustrates the value of museum collections.

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From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/03/03/why-do-scientists-and-the-public-disagree/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-do-scientists-and-the-public-disagree target=_blank >Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?</a>

KQED Science | March 3, 2015

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?

From KQED Education Do Now: According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, scientists and the public have differing views on science-related issues. Why do you think scientists and the public disagree?

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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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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/02/157323/sciencebased_artist_gives_celebrity_tortoise_a_second_life?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise a Second Life</a>

KQED News | March 2, 2015

Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise a Second Life

George Dante fell in love with taxidermy as a small child. His parents took him to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and he couldn't tear his eyes away from the dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals. When Dante was seven he preserved his first specimen: ...Read More

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A New, Stronger Tunnel to Bring Hetch Hetchy Water to the Bay Area

KQED Science | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A New, Stronger Tunnel to Bring Hetch Hetchy Water to the Bay Area

The San Francisco Public Utilities opened on Friday a new cement-encased, steel-lined tunnel that runs from Sunol Valley to Fremont. It will carry an average of 265 million gallons of water a day for customers of the Hetch Hetchy Water System Improvement Program, which consists of more than 80 projects to seismically retrofit and upgrade an 80-year-old water system serving 2.6 million people in the Bay Area.

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Can Technology Make a Dent in East Bay Traffic?

KQED Science | March 2, 2015 | 4 Comments

Can Technology Make a Dent in East Bay Traffic?

Engineers are betting they can ease a notoriously congested stretch of freeway in the East Bay. But only time will tell how "smart" the I-80 SMART Corridor can be.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/28/157211/can_you_dig_it_more_evidence_suggests_humans_from_the_ice_age?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From the Ice Age</a>

KQED News | February 28, 2015

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From the Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport. But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific excavation of ...Read More

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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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