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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/29/140735/the_30foot_high_pile_of_bones_that_could_be_a_dna_treasure_trove?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove</a>

KQED News | July 29, 2014

The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/28/140674/to_stop_cheating_nuclear_officers_ditch_the_grades?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades</a>

KQED News | July 28, 2014

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

The young officers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base have an enormous job: to keep 150 nuclear-tipped missiles ready to launch at a moment's notice. Understandably, they're expected to know exactly what they're doing. Three times a month, they're tested on the weapons and the codes used to launch them. Anything ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/28/cal-fire-gains-ground-on-mother-lode-blaze-2nd-fire-burns-near-yosemite/ target=_blank >Cal Fire Gains Ground on Mother Lode Blaze; 2nd Fire Burns Near Yosemite</a>

News Fix | July 28, 2014

Cal Fire Gains Ground on Mother Lode Blaze; 2nd Fire Burns Near Yosemite

Associated PressThe Sand Fire burns over the weekend near the Mother Lode town of Plymouth. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Henderson) PLYMOUTH, Amador County — Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for ...Read More

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Genetically Engineering Wild Populations Could Be Just Around the Corner

KQED Science | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genetically Engineering Wild Populations Could Be Just Around the Corner

We might be able to use selfish genes to cause the population of mosquitoes that carry malaria to crash. Is genetically manipulating these insects out in the wild worth preventing hundreds of millions of people from getting malaria?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/28/140600/shifts_in_habitat_may_threaten_ruddy_shorebirds_survival?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival</a>

KQED News | July 28, 2014

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

An intrepid bird called the red knot migrates from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic and back every year. But changes in climate along its route are putting this ultramarathoner at risk. The federal government has proposed to list the red knot as threatened on the ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/27/140585/how_do_you_lose_a_halfmillion_birds?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds?</a>

KQED News | July 28, 2014

How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds?

In late July and August, something remarkable happens in the air above Lake Murray in South Carolina. Around sunset, hundreds of thousands of purple martins come streaming toward the center of the lake from every direction, swirling together in a massive flock that darkens the sky. After an hour ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/27/140576/sorry_lucy_the_myth_of_the_misused_brain_is_100_percent_false?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False</a>

KQED News | July 27, 2014

Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/27/140567/how_our_story_about_a_childs_science_experiment_sparked?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy</a>

KQED News | July 27, 2014

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

A story that ran last Sunday on All Things Considered about a sixth-grader's science fair project has elicited not just criticism but controversy. Since the student's project built on the work of scientists, she's been accused this week of being a "plagiarist" who "ripped off" earlier work. We ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/7/27/exotic-new-aquatic-species-on-display-at-cal-academy/ target=_blank >Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences</a>

News Fix | July 27, 2014

Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

Underwater mountain sides in the Verde Island Passage highlight the dive sites' diverse landscapes. (Photo courtesy of Cal Academy of Sciences)By Tara Golshan For seven weeks earlier this year, a group of scientists from the California Academy of Sciences were in the Philippines on a mission to see what ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/26/140535/close_encounters_of_the_radio_kind_mystery_bursts_baffle?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers</a>

KQED News | July 26, 2014

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves. Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment ...Read More

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California’s Wandering Wolf Now Has Puppies in Oregon

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California’s Wandering Wolf Now Has Puppies in Oregon

OR-7 has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

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California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/07/25/get-energized-by-kqeds-new-e-books-and-itunes-u-course/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-energized-by-kqeds-new-e-books-and-itunes-u-course target=_blank >Get Energized by KQED’s New E-books and iTunes U Course</a>

QUEST | July 25, 2014

Get Energized by KQED’s New E-books and iTunes U Course

KQED and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University have partnered to demystify the topic of energy in a new two-part iBooks Textbook series and iTunes U course.

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Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet

Europe's Rosetta mission is poised to add another extraterrestrial landfall to a very short list, and top a new list as it becomes the first mission to land a probe on a comet.

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

There have been several fiery oil train derailments in other parts of the country in the past year. The new rules include lower speed limits, better brakes and safer rail cars.

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Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

The Richmond City Council is considering Chevron's plans for a $1 billion project at its refinery there. If it's approved, this is one of the last steps before construction on the project would actually begin.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/23/140373/nuclear_plant_may_be_in_hot_water_over_its_cooling_system?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System</a>

KQED News | July 23, 2014

Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/22/real-time-lightning-tracker-lets-you-keep-track-of-strikes-worldwide/ target=_blank >Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere</a>

News Fix | July 22, 2014

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

This screen shot from Blitzortung.org shows lightning strikes in North America. Click on the image to go to the site. The Oakland A's ballpark, already afflicted by intermittent sewage problems, was cursed early this morning by lightning, which brought down power lines and caused a brief power outage. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/22/140287/pop_quiz_20_percent_chance_of_rain_do_you_need_an_umbrella?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?</a>

KQED News | July 22, 2014

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

This week, All Things Considered is exploring how people interpret probability. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a 70 percent chance of success? One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take ...Read More

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