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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/23/how-do-you-know-what-90000-acres-look-like/ target=_blank >How Do You Know What 90,000 Acres Look Like?</a>

News Fix | September 23, 2014

How Do You Know What 90,000 Acres Look Like?

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 size of a wildfire?

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/22/-climate-change-summit-update/ target=_blank >Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit</a>

News Fix | September 23, 2014

Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit

By Issac Silk People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Hundreds of thousands of climate change protesters, including a large delegation of Californians, descended on New York this past weekend ahead of the United Nations ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/09/23/farmers-markets-are-good-for-communities-right/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=farmers-markets-are-good-for-communities-right target=_blank >Farmers' Markets Are Good for Communities…Right?</a>

QUEST | September 23, 2014

Farmers' Markets Are Good for Communities…Right?

Farmers' markets practically glow with wholesome virtue: Shop here, they promise, and you can help build a sustainable, healthy food system! But without the data to buttress those claims, it's hard to know whether farmers' markets are actually meeting those goals.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/22/mount-shasta-glacier-gives-way-causes-mudslide target=_blank >Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta</a>

News Fix | September 22, 2014

Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta as it appeared on a hazy day in late August 2014. (Dan Brekke/KQED) MOUNT SHASTA, Siskiyou County — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/22/143863/climate_activists_look_for_solutions_from_business_diplomats?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats</a>

KQED News | September 22, 2014

Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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Genetic Tests May Have Unexpected Side Effects — Like Divorce

KQED Science | September 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Genetic Tests May Have Unexpected Side Effects — Like Divorce

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests are a fun way to learn about your family history, ancestry and maybe even a bit about your future health risks. But sometimes, they can also lead to unforeseen negative consequences.

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Finding Faults: Scientists Close in on Napa Quake Origins

KQED Science | September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Finding Faults: Scientists Close in on Napa Quake Origins

The South Napa Earthquake revealed how much we've yet to learn about seismic faults in the Napa Valley.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/22/143813/mars_has_a_new_visitor_from_earth?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth</a>

KQED News | September 22, 2014

Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

Mars has a new visitor from Earth. Last night, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes; just enough to slow the probe down so it could be snagged by the red planet's gravitational pull.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/21/drought-may-be-linked-to-increase-in-west-nile/ target=_blank >Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile</a>

State of Health | September 21, 2014

Drought May Be Driving Increase in West Nile

A security guard walks the perimeter of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Public health experts say the state's historic drought is partly to blame for the recent rise in West Nile virus infections. Cases this year have more than doubled ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/21/143794/mission_to_study_mars_climate_enters_red_planets_orbit?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit</a>

KQED News | September 21, 2014

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

This Sunday night, we headed back to Mars: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft fired its six main engines, slowing down enough so it could be captured by the gravity of the red planet and go into orbit. MAVEN, which stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, is a distinctly un-sexy name for a ...Read More

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

KQED Science | September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/21/143774/jargonfree_history_of_the_universe_finds_beauty_in_ordinary?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words</a>

KQED News | September 21, 2014

Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/21/143773/study_pits_head_strength_of_crossworders_and_scrabblers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers</a>

KQED News | September 21, 2014

Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/20/143750/mammoth_on_the_move_rare_nearlyintact_skeleton_heads_to_dallas?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas</a>

KQED News | September 20, 2014

Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

For tens of thousands of years, the skeleton of a giant mammoth lay in one place: a gravel pit about 50 miles south of Dallas. A few months ago, the bones were unearthed — and now they're on the move. Paleontologists are carefully packing them up, preparing them to travel to ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/20/143726/the_odor_of_political_attraction?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >The Odor Of Political Attraction</a>

KQED News | September 20, 2014

The Odor Of Political Attraction

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/15/143500/multispectral_imaging_could_reveal_secrets_of_martellus_map?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map</a>

KQED News | September 19, 2014

Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Arrives at the Foot of Mars’ Mount Sharp

KQED Science | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Arrives at the Foot of Mars’ Mount Sharp

Curiosity has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its primary mission goal. It's a 3-mile-high mound of sediment that preserves a geologic record of Mars going back billions of years.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/19/143617/the_poor_dont_always_benefit_from_democracy_mortality_rates_show?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show</a>

KQED News | September 19, 2014

The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201409191000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >California Proposition 1: Water Bond</a>

Forum | September 19, 2014

California Proposition 1: Water Bond

Water is always a hot political topic in California, and this drought-plagued year is no exception. Proposition 1 on the November ballot would authorize $7.5 billion for what supporters say are critical water quality and infrastructure projects. We'll discuss what's in the bond and hear from opponents who claim that ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201409190930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Stanford Psychologist Wins 'Genius' Grant for Work on Racial Bias</a>

Forum | September 19, 2014

Stanford Psychologist Wins 'Genius' Grant for Work on Racial Bias

On Wednesday, Stanford social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, known as "genius" award. Eberhardt's work examines our subtle, unconscious racial biases and the effect these hidden prejudices have on the justice system. Eberhardt joins us to discuss her research and her recent work with the Oakland ...Read More

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