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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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<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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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/09/145016/research_may_give_potential_homicide_victims_a_heads_up?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Research May Give Potential Homicide Victims A Heads Up</a>

KQED News | October 9, 2014

Research May Give Potential Homicide Victims A Heads Up

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/08/144980/climate_change_worsens_coastal_flooding_from_high_tides?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides</a>

KQED News | October 8, 2014

Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

A wave of high tides is expected to hit much of the East Coast this week. These special tides – king tides — occur a few times a year when the Moon's orbit brings it close to the Earth. But scientists say that lately, even normal tides throughout the year ...Read More

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Stanford Scientist Shares Nobel in Chemistry

KQED Science | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Scientist Shares Nobel in Chemistry

Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a new type of microscopy that allows researchers, for the first time, to see individual molecules inside living cells.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/08/144955/indonesian_cave_paintings_as_old_as_europes_ancient_art?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art</a>

KQED News | October 8, 2014

Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Prehistoric cave paintings of animals and human hands in Indonesia are as ancient as similar paintings found in Western Europe, according to a new study that suggests humans may have carried this art tradition with them when they migrated out of Africa. "Until now, we've always believed that cave painting was ...Read More

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Now You Can Take a Virtual Hike in California State Parks

KQED Science | October 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

Now You Can Take a Virtual Hike in California State Parks

You can now visit 14 California State Parks from the comfort of your own web browser, using Google Street View.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/07/will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=will-recycling-phosphorus-help-stop-algae-blooms target=_blank >Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?</a>

QUEST | October 7, 2014

Will Recycling Phosphorus Help Stop Algae Blooms?

Excess phosphorus in lakes can cause destructive algae blooms big enough to be seen from satellites. NOAA image. We depend on big farms for our food. For crops, that means a lot of fertilizer; for animals, that means a lot of waste. For the lakes near these farms, that means a ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/07/144871/3_win_nobel_in_physics_for_new_light_source?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source</a>

KQED News | October 7, 2014

3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/06/california-water-officials-arent-following-own-call-for-conservation/ target=_blank >California Officials Aren’t Following Own Call for Water Conservation</a>

KQED News | October 6, 2014

California Officials Aren’t Following Own Call for Water Conservation

RIVERSIDE – Mike Soubirous is a prodigious water user, pumping more than 1 million gallons per year at his lushly landscaped home on a hot, windy Southern California hilltop. Soubirous also is a member of the Riverside City Council, and one of his jobs in that position is to make decisions ...Read More

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