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Joshua Cassidy

Joshua is a Multimedia Producer for KQED Science. He received his BS in Wildlife Biology from Ohio University. He went on to participate in marine mammal research for NOAA, USGS, and the Intersea Foundation. From 2002-2004 he served as the president of The Pacific Cetacean Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students K-6 about whales. In 2004 he decided to pursue wildlife filmmaking, and studied video production at San Francisco State University. Joshua is currently a graduate student in the Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program at Montana State University.

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New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

KQED Science | March 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

New Devil’s Slide Trail Opens to the Public on Thursday

Drivers have long been tempted to steal a quick glimpse of the rugged Northern California coastline below Highway 1. With the opening of the new Devil’s Slide Trail, now visitors will be encouraged to stop and take it all in.

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Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

KQED Science | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

What lurks inside a hungry pitcher plant? The cobra lily, a carnivorous plant native to California, uses deception, patience and bacteria to catch and digest its prey. Watch it in action.

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ZomBees: Flight of the Living Dead

KQED Science | October 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

ZomBees: Flight of the Living Dead

Something strange and unsettling is happening to Bay Area honeybees. Entomologists at San Francisco State University have identified the culprit: a tiny parasitic fly is causing the bees to exhibit bizarre nocturnal behaviors before suffering a gruesome demise.

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Science on the SPOT: Chasing Pumas

KQED Science | September 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Science on the SPOT: Chasing Pumas

Join a research team from University of California, Santa Cruz as they track, tranquilize and collar a wild puma. The special GPS collars collect data on the puma’s location and behavior, and they reveal how the big cats survive in their shrinking habitat in the Bay Area.

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Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

Tejal Desai is a bioengineering professor at UC San Francisco who is investigating new treatments for diabetes. Using nanotechnology, she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

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Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

Ryan Hernandez is an assistant professor at UC San Francisco in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. His lab studies patterns of genetic variation between human populations.

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Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

Eva LaDow is a post-doctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease. Her project aims to determine whether any drugs already approved by the FDA may also be used to treat ALS.

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