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Bay Area Scientists Artfully Present Their Research in Oakland Exhibit

KQED Science | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Scientists Artfully Present Their Research in Oakland Exhibit

“Experimental Space” is the latest show at Oakland art gallery Aggregate Space, consisting of images and videos created by scientists in the course of their research.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/10/16/listen-as-a-california-forest-grows-quiet-over-time/ target=_blank >Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time</a>

KQED News | October 20, 2014

Where Have All The Birds Gone? Listen As a California Forest Grows Quiet Over Time

Does the sound of the forest change over time? Bernie Krause knows. The point in the forest where Bernie Krause records each year View Larger Map The expert bio-acoustician has spent decades recording natural sounds all over the world, including one particular section of forest between Napa and Sonoma ...Read More

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Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You

KQED Science | October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You

Scientists in California's Central Valley are testing the nutrient content of fruits grown with less-than-normal amounts of water. And the findings so far are raising a question: will consumers buy fruits that are just as nutritional, or sometimes higher in antioxidants, if they aren't as pretty?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145774/our_skulls_might_have_evolved_to_withstand_blows_to_the_face?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Prehistoric life really might have been nasty, brutish and short. Although many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution. "We suggest that many of the facial ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/19/145747/dod_climate_change_is_a_volatile_factor_in_international?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security</a>

KQED News | October 19, 2014

DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145671/nasa_to_replace_iconic_countdown_clock_after_maintenance?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

NASA To Replace Iconic Countdown Clock After Maintenance Skyrockets

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NASA’s MAVEN Mission Investigates Mars’ Atmosphere

KQED Science | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Investigates Mars’ Atmosphere

NASA's latest mission to Mars, MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution), entered Martian orbit less than a month ago on September 21. It's already rewarded us with revealing insights into the disappearance of Mars' atmosphere.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/10/17/145653/startups_new_sprays_promise_longerlasting_fruit_fewer_pesticides?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides</a>

KQED News | October 17, 2014

Startup's New Sprays Promise Longer-Lasting Fruit, Fewer Pesticides

Scientists at startup Apeel Sciences have figured out the secret to doubling lifespans. Not our lifespans, alas, but those of fruits and veggies. And they do it naturally. It's a big deal. Worldwide, we throw away about a third of our food, some $750 billion per year — <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" href="http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf" ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/10/16/poll-more-than-half-of-americans-worry-about-ebola-outbreak-in-u-s/ target=_blank >Poll: More Than Half of Americans Worry About Ebola Outbreak in U.S.</a>

State of Health | October 16, 2014

Poll: More Than Half of Americans Worry About Ebola Outbreak in U.S.

A Harvard School of Public Health poll finds that more than a third of Americans (38 percent) are worried that Ebola will infect them or a family member over the next year.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-rare-sea-snail-scientists-find-compound-that-could-help-cancer-patients target=_blank >In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients</a>

QUEST | October 16, 2014

In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients

PORT HUENEME — Frank Oakes is betting his future on a snail. Thousands are suctioned onto the walls of 19 outdoor aquaculture tanks behind his office in Port Hueneme, California, south of Santa Barbara. Shaped like oblong cinnamon rolls, the black, tan, and striped snails may live up to 60 ...Read More

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New Paper Outlines Updated Look on San Andreas Fault System

KQED Science | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Paper Outlines Updated Look on San Andreas Fault System

A new study from our local earthquake experts has put new and clearer numbers on the risk of large earthquakes in the Bay Area's future--evidence of new progress in this slow process of enlightenment.

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Bay Area Remembers the Loma Prieta Earthquake

KQED Science | October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Remembers the Loma Prieta Earthquake

The 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake comes up on Friday, and the Bay Area is full of commemorative events, as well as resource fairs to help people prepare for future quakes.

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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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High Temps Intensified California Drought

KQED Science | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

High Temps Intensified California Drought

Heat and drought often go hand-in-hand, creating a vicious cycle that looks a lot like California these days.

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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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25 Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Are We Safer?

KQED Science | October 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

25 Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Are We Safer?

Bay Area taxpayers have spent billions of dollars over the last quarter-century to make our bridges, water pipes and power supplies safer in an earthquake. Experts say that means the Bay Area is much better off now. At the same time, the work is far from over.

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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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