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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408201000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Invasive Species on the Rise</a>

Forum | August 20, 2014

Invasive Species on the Rise

California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to the state of about $3 billion each year. We'll discuss the issues surrounding invasive species from Scotch broom to Asian ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/local-farmer-sets-his-sights-on-a-new-crop-crickets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-farmer-sets-his-sights-on-a-new-crop-crickets target=_blank >Local Farmer Sets His Sights on a New Crop: Crickets</a>

QUEST | August 19, 2014

Local Farmer Sets His Sights on a New Crop: Crickets

Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio is the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption. When you're hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201408180850/a target=_blank >Politicians to Focus on Climate Change at Lake Tahoe Summit</a>

The California Report | August 18, 2014

Politicians to Focus on Climate Change at Lake Tahoe Summit

On Tuesday, more than 400 politicians from California and Nevada will convene at Lake Tahoe to hear about how the drought and climate change are affecting the lake. Senator Dianne Feinstein will host the event. She's put forward a bill to authorize $415 million for restoration of Lake Tahoe -- ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/15/novato-meteorite-nasa-seti target=_blank >The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato</a>

News Fix | August 15, 2014

The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

The fragmentation of the Novato meteorite on Oct. 17, 2012, as depicted in a horizontally mirrored image to show the progression of the event (from left to right). (Robert P. Moreno Jr., Jim Albers and Peter Jenniskens/NASA-SETI)It was not a planet killer, like the comet or asteroid that ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/15/salmon-cannon-whooshh-innovations target=_blank >Video: The Salmon Cannon–Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish</a>

News Fix | August 15, 2014

Video: The Salmon Cannon–Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

If you're a member of the noble genus Oncorhynchus — generally speaking, the Pacific salmon — you gotta wonder what those land-dwelling Homo sapiens will come up with next. We two-legged land-dwellers have treated the native salmonids — chinook, coho, steelhead and others — to a series of fun ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/08/14/5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-things-everyone-should-know-about-washing-food target=_blank >5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food</a>

QUEST | August 14, 2014

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Washing Food

Everybody eats, and no one wants to eat something that could make you sick. But there's a lot of misinformation out there about how and whether you should wash your food. Food safety is an important issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/14/california-water-bond-proposition-1 target=_blank >Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1</a>

News Fix | August 14, 2014

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

A bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408131000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story</a>

Forum | August 13, 2014

'Working Stiff,' A Forensic Pathologist's Story

Judy Melinek has made a career of working with dead bodies. As a forensic pathologist, she has probed and prodded bodies for clues that may reveal murder, suicide, a medical accident or a rare genetic disease.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=from-squalor-to-shiitakes-the-worlds-first-biocellar target=_blank >From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar</a>

QUEST | August 12, 2014

From Squalor to Shiitakes: The World's First Biocellar

Mansfield Frazier couldn't wait to tear down his house. That's because he's turning it into what could be the world's first “biocellar.” A biocellar is essentially a greenhouse made from the remains of a demolished home. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is speckled ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408121000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Gardening in a Drought</a>

Forum | August 12, 2014

Gardening in a Drought

As California's drought continues, its effects have become easy to see in browning lawns and drooping flowers. We talk with landscape and gardening experts about how you should best use precious water. What should you try to save, and what should you leave alone? And, as the fall planting season ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/08/08/2014/should-high-income-people-qualify-for-electric-car-rebate/ target=_blank >Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?</a>

News Fix | August 8, 2014

Should High-Income People Qualify For Electric Car Rebates?

A Tesla electric vehicle being assembled at the Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands. (Guus Schoonewille/AFP/Getty Images) California has set a lofty goal for itself: putting 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2025. But to reach that target, a lot more people are going to have to buy ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/07/tuolumne-county-resident-indicted-for-starting-rim-fire-in-yosemite/ target=_blank >Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite</a>

News Fix | August 7, 2014

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

Flames from Rim Fire consume trees on Aug. 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A 32-year-old man from the Tuolumne County town of Columbia has been charged by a federal grand jury with starting the devastating Rim Fire. Federal prosecutors say that Keith Matthew Emerald faces a ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201408070850/a target=_blank >Scientists Take on Dangerous Mosquitoes in Central Valley</a>

The California Report | August 7, 2014

Scientists Take on Dangerous Mosquitoes in Central Valley

Two people have died of West Nile virus in Sacramento and Shasta counties, the first reported deaths in the state this year. Last year, 15 people died in California from the virus, which is usually transmitted to humans from a bite by an infected mosquito. One variety of mosquito found recently in San Mateo, Madera and Clovis is particularly worrisome because it can carry a number of deadly diseases, including yellow fever and West Nile. The state's entomologists are mobilizing to fight this new, bloodsucking threat.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/shrimp-from-wisconsin-new-aquatic-farming-methods-are-making-it-possible/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shrimp-from-wisconsin-new-aquatic-farming-methods-are-making-it-possible target=_blank >Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible</a>

QUEST | August 7, 2014

Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible

Forbes Adam says one of the reasons he started Dairyland Shrimp was to provide his family with a safer product that he trusted. (Maureen McCollum/WPR) The aquaculture industry in Wisconsin could be in for a boost, as techniques for growing marine life in artificial ponds are leading to the state's first ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/08/05/brown-wades-into-water-bond-debate/ target=_blank >Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate</a>

News Fix | August 6, 2014

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown (Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images) Gov. Jerry Brown is wading into the debate over a multibillion-dollar water bond. In a letter to campaign supporters, Brown called the $11 billion bond measure currently slated for the November ballot “a pork-laden water bond … with a price tag ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/06/141321/employers_forced_to_judge_job_candidates_career_trajectory?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory</a>

KQED News | August 6, 2014

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201408061000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Can a High-Fat Diet Be Good for You?</a>

Forum | August 6, 2014

Can a High-Fat Diet Be Good for You?

For decades, nutritionists have advocated a diet low in fat. But investigative journalist Nina Teicholz says that recommendation is based on a single, faulty study. In her book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," Teicholz says America's obsession with diets low in ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/05/141274/how_to_translate_sight_into_sound_its_all_in_the_vibrations?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations</a>

KQED News | August 5, 2014

How To Translate Sight Into Sound? It's All In The Vibrations

Melissa Block talks to Abe Davis, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Davis helped author a paper on a visual system to detect sound, which can recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato chip bag photographed through soundproof glass. Copyright 2014 NPR. To see ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/wp-admin/post.php%3Fpost%3D143062%26action%3Dedit/ target=_blank >California Fire Update: Moister and Cooler Weather Helps a Bit</a>

News Fix | August 5, 2014

California Fire Update: Moister and Cooler Weather Helps a Bit

Update, 1 p.m. Tuesday: There's good news overall on most of the state's various fire fronts, thanks to light rain and increased humidity, although the threat of thunderstorms could complicate things. The Eiler Fire in Shasta County is now 20 percent contained and has burned 28,600 acres, according to ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201408050850/b target=_blank >Excessive Water Pumping Leaves Aquifers Vulnerable to Pollution</a>

The California Report | August 5, 2014

Excessive Water Pumping Leaves Aquifers Vulnerable to Pollution

As reservoir levels dwindle, many regions are pumping water from underground. On the Central Coast, that's causing ocean water to pollute underground aquifers. The seawater is making groundwater unusable for crops like strawberries. ...Read More

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