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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/catching-up-on-sleep-science/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=catching-up-on-sleep-science target=_blank >Catching Up on Sleep Science</a>

QUEST | November 12, 2014

Catching Up on Sleep Science

This video story was originally produced by Sheraz Sadiq and was updated by Lisa Landers and Arwen Curry. Be honest – do you ever brag about how little sleep you get? If so, you're not alone. Humans are the only species that seems to deliberately deprive themselves of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/11/148265/tennis_players_are_getting_their_first_servings_of_sabermetrics?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Tennis Players Are Getting Their First Servings Of Sabermetrics</a>

KQED News | November 11, 2014

Tennis Players Are Getting Their First Servings Of Sabermetrics

Move over Billy Beane — baseball isn't the only sport that's buddying up to Big Data. Tennis pros — often driven by their coaches — are increasingly turning to data recorders from the likes of IBM, SAP and other tech firms that track the distance players run, where they ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/diving-into-the-twilight-zone/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diving-into-the-twilight-zone target=_blank >Diving Into the Twilight Zone</a>

QUEST | November 11, 2014

Diving Into the Twilight Zone

Through centuries of exploration, humans have climbed the highest peaks and hacked through the densest jungles. From pole to pole, there isn't a continent left unexplored, and very little land on earth that has not been set foot on by a human being. Yet only 10 percent of the world’s vast oceans have been truly explored. ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/11/10/ucsf-initiative-links-sugar-science-to-your-health/ target=_blank >UCSF Initiative Links ‘Sugar Science’ to Your Health</a>

State of Health | November 10, 2014

UCSF Initiative Links ‘Sugar Science’ to Your Health

A new initiative from UC San Francisco is spelling out the health dangers of sugar in clear terms. The “sugar science” project distilled mountains of research on the health impacts of added sugar and found links to three chronic illnesses. ...Read More

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Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought

KQED Science | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought

Birds, salmon and snakes depend on marshes and rivers for survival and migration, and to propagate the species. But many wildlife species are unable to find the water they need as the drought shrinks rivers and dries up wetlands.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/searching-for-other-earths/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=searching-for-other-earths target=_blank >Searching for Other Earths</a>

QUEST | November 7, 2014

Searching for Other Earths

During six weeks every summer, for the past six years, University of California-Berkeley astrophysicist Geoff Marcy and five of his students have spent their nights in a small basement room on campus. The room has a microwave oven, a coffeemaker and a couch with two cushions. But none of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/06/147929/security_agents_often_miss_when_passports_dont_match_faces?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Security Agents Often Miss When Passports Don't Match Faces</a>

KQED News | November 6, 2014

Security Agents Often Miss When Passports Don't Match Faces

Fake and stolen passports have become a huge international problem — and it turns out security agents, who should be able to catch them, have blind spots like the rest of us. How big is the problem? Interpol estimates that 9,800 people tried to cross into Europe with false documents ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/06/147852/americas_t_rex_gets_a_makeover?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover</a>

KQED News | November 6, 2014

America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover

The Wankel T. rex, named for the Montana rancher who found its bones, is destined to be the giant centerpiece for the new dinosaur hall at the National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. — the first nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex the Smithsonian Institution has ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201411060900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Crashes Cast Doubt on Future of Commercial Space Industry</a>

Forum | November 6, 2014

Crashes Cast Doubt on Future of Commercial Space Industry

Two recent crashes, including a fatal one involving a Virgin Galactic shuttle, raise new questions about the future of the commercial space industry. Twenty people who had purchased seats to fly to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic have reportedly asked for their money back. The second crash, with ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/11/04/gov-jerry-browns-tete-a-tete-with-prop-1-opponents target=_blank >Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tête-à-Tête With Prop. 1 Opponents</a>

KQED News | November 4, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tête-à-Tête With Prop. 1 Opponents

It'll wind up being just a footnote in the 2014 California general election campaign that ended Tuesday night: A few days ago, Gov. Jerry Brown held a campaign rally of sorts in Williams, a farm town on Interstate 5, about 50 miles northwest of downtown ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/23/proposition-1-california-water-bond target=_blank >State Water Bond Scores Easy Win</a>

KQED News | November 4, 2014

State Water Bond Scores Easy Win

The most expensive measure on yesterday's statewide ballot and the one that may have the greatest impact on California's long-term future was Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/04/147690/lets_clear_this_up_in_new_york_city_theres_only_1_rat_for?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Let's Clear This Up — In New York City, There's Only 1 Rat For Every 4 People</a>

KQED News | November 4, 2014

Let's Clear This Up — In New York City, There's Only 1 Rat For Every 4 People

Audie Cornish speaks with Jonathan Auerbach, a PhD student in statistics at Columbia University who endeavored to get a better estimate of the New York City rat population. Auerbach use data from reports of rats called in on the city's non-emergency number to arrive at his number: 2 million rats ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/11/04/berkeley-acorn-woodpeckers-habitat target=_blank >Why Are Acorn Woodpeckers Appearing in Berkeley’s Lowlands?</a>

KQED News | November 4, 2014

Why Are Acorn Woodpeckers Appearing in Berkeley’s Lowlands?

They are the clowns of the oak savannah — Acorn Woodpeckers — with their harlequin faces, gregarious habits, and off-kilter laughing calls that inspired Woody Woodpecker. Here in the Bay Area, Acorn Woodpecker colonies are fairly common in the East Bay hills and the western slopes of Mount Diablo, particularly where ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/future-of-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=future-of-you target=_blank >Future of You</a>

QUEST | November 4, 2014

Future of You

Explore new technologies driving a digital health revolution to hack and track our lives.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/04/147650/alvin_the_little_submarine_that_could?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Alvin: The Little Submarine That Could</a>

KQED News | November 4, 2014

Alvin: The Little Submarine That Could

As the world races to outer space, a submarine about the size of a delivery truck has explored what some consider the real final frontier: the deep blue sea. The first research submarine capable of carrying passengers to and from the seafloor, Alvin has spent some 50 years plumbing the ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201411040900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >U.N. Panel Warns of 'Severe and Irreversible' Effects of Climate Change</a>

Forum | November 4, 2014

U.N. Panel Warns of 'Severe and Irreversible' Effects of Climate Change

On Sunday, the United Nations released one of its bluntest and bleakest reports to date on the dangers of global warming. The study from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that the world must cut nearly all greenhouse gas emissions by 2100 in order to head off the ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/11/03/feather-river-fish-hatchery-chinook-salmon-spawning target=_blank >The Chinook Salmon’s Journey: Spawning at Feather River Hatchery</a>

KQED News | November 3, 2014

The Chinook Salmon’s Journey: Spawning at Feather River Hatchery

Where do California's chinook salmon come from? We've all heard the story about the salmon's migration — how young fish just a few inches long travel from the streams and rivers where they were born out through the Delta, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. And we ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201411031000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >The Earth's Few Remaining Dark Spots</a>

Forum | November 3, 2014

The Earth's Few Remaining Dark Spots

For most of human history, nighttime meant deep darkness. But today, the majority of the world's population no longer experiences a truly dark and starry night. For his book, "The End of Night," author Paul Bogard traveled to the world's few remaining naturally dark places, like the Sahara Desert. We'll ...Read More

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/11/03/spaceshiptwo-crash-investigation-focuses-on-re-entry-system target=_blank >SpaceShipTwo Crash Investigation Focuses on Re-entry System</a>

KQED News | November 3, 2014

SpaceShipTwo Crash Investigation Focuses on Re-entry System

LOS ANGELES — A space tourism rocket broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the experimental spaceship's descent deployed too soon, federal investigators say. The cause of Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has not been determined, but investigators found that the craft's ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/11/03/147526/new_clock_may_end_time_as_we_know_it?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >New Clock May End Time as We Know It</a>

KQED News | November 3, 2014

New Clock May End Time as We Know It

"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian. O'Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America's official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a ...Read More

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