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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/08/27/142549/federal_judge_decides_bp_acted_with_gross_negligence_in_gulf?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill</a>

KQED News | September 8, 2014

Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142692/at_60_tons_this_dinosaur_feared_nothing?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142695/for_lack_of_mississippi_silt_the_gulf_is_losing_coastal_land?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/07/142694/nearearth_object_to_come_25000_miles_close?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close</a>

KQED News | September 7, 2014

Near-Earth Object To Come 25,000 Miles Close

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/06/142663/up_close_the_lava_rolls_from_bardarbunga?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Up Close, The Lava Rolls From Bardarbunga</a>

KQED News | September 6, 2014

Up Close, The Lava Rolls From Bardarbunga

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NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Will Explore Mars’ Upper Atmosphere

KQED Science | September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Will Explore Mars’ Upper Atmosphere

On September 21, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft will go boldly where no one has gone before: to the very top of the Martian atmosphere!

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142601/are_we_training_dogs_all_wrong?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals and Us. About Ian Dunbar's TED Talk Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them. About Ian Dunbar Veterinarian, dog trainer and animal behaviorist Ian Dunbar ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142598/do_animals_have_morals?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Do Animals Have Morals?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

Do Animals Have Morals?

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals And Us. About Frans de Waal's TED Talk Empathy, cooperation, and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But biologist Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities. About Frans de Waal Dr. Frans de Waal is a biologist and ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142595/what_does_animal_madness_teach_us_about_our_own?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >What Does Animal Madness Teach Us About Our Own?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

What Does Animal Madness Teach Us About Our Own?

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals And Us. About Laurel Braitman's TED Talk From compulsive bears to self-destructive rats, science historian Laurel Braitman studies animals with mental health issues and asks what we can learn from them. About Laurel Braitman Laurel Braitman is a science historian who wants to ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/05/142604/why_do_we_care_about_some_animals_more_than_others?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?</a>

KQED News | September 5, 2014

Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals And Us. About Jon Mooallem's TED Talk Writer Jon Mooallem tells the story of the teddy bear, and considers how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/09/04/142549/federal_judge_decides_bp_acted_with_gross_negligence_in_gulf?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill</a>

KQED News | September 4, 2014

Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/04/west-nile-virus-infections-in-california-at-all-time-high-view-map-of-cases-by-county/ target=_blank >West Nile Virus Infections in California at All-Time High (Map of Cases by County)</a>

State of Health | September 4, 2014

West Nile Virus Infections in California at All-Time High (Map of Cases by County)

West Nile virus is hosted primarily by birds — and spread by mosquitos. (Getty Images) West Nile Virus infections in mosquitoes are at their highest recorded level ever in California. Last week, 52 new human cases were reported, bringing the total to 181. Eight people have died from the illness. “If you're out ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/09/04/small-quakes-shake-bay-area target=_blank >Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay</a>

News Fix | September 4, 2014

Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay

A 3.0 earthquake was recorded early Thursday near this area along Highway 25, south of Hollister. (Dan Brekke/KQED) Three small earthquakes — a pair of 3.0s and a 2.9 — struck around the Bay Area on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey says. No injuries or damage ...Read More

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Scientists Concerned as San Andreas Fault Observatory Seeks Additional Funds

KQED Science | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Concerned as San Andreas Fault Observatory Seeks Additional Funds

A few million dollars -- that's all scientists ask for to revive a breakthrough underground laboratory sitting precisely on the San Andreas fault.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/09/04/burned-out-why-wildfires-in-the-west-have-gotten-so-much-worse-comic/ target=_blank >Burned Out: Why Wildfires in the West Have Gotten So Much Worse </a>

The Lowdown | September 4, 2014

Burned Out: Why Wildfires in the West Have Gotten So Much Worse

The 2014 fire season was predicted to be a doozy, and so far it hasn't failed to disappoint. Prolonged drought conditions throughout the West, felt particularly hard across the Golden State, have resulted in a string of large, destructive and extremely costly blazes, charring huge swaths of forest in Northern ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/drought-re-shaping-the-cattle-map/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=drought-re-shaping-the-cattle-map target=_blank >Drought Reshaping the Cattle Map</a>

QUEST | September 4, 2014

Drought Reshaping the Cattle Map

Cattle come to Van Housen Feed Yard in Nebraska to be fattened up before heading to one of the nearby meat-packing plants. (Photo by Grant Gerlock) Drought is reshaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds from California to Colorado and from Texas ...Read More

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Why You Might Want to Wait Until January to Buy a New Sofa

KQED Science | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why You Might Want to Wait Until January to Buy a New Sofa

Two new California laws aim to keep flame-retardant chemicals out of furniture. But how can consumers know for sure?

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<a href=http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201409040850/b target=_blank >UC Looks to Homegrown Startups as New Funding Source</a>

The California Report | September 4, 2014

UC Looks to Homegrown Startups as New Funding Source

When Google went public, Stanford University made millions. That's because it had equity not only in Google's intellectual property, but in the company itself. That kind of direct investment in a startup wasn't allowed at the University of California, until now. UC President Janet Napolitano made it possible by ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/09/02/happy-camp-complex-fire-update/ target=_blank >Northern California Wildfires Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality</a>

News Fix | September 3, 2014

Northern California Wildfires Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality

The Happy Camp Complex wildfire, burning in the mountains south of the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, as seen from Highway 96 east of the town of Happy Camp last Thursday. (Dan Brekke/KQED) Smoke from the big fires burning in Northern California, and especially the plume emitted from a huge ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/09/03/infants-given-sugar-sweetened-beverages-more-at-risk-for-obesity/ target=_blank >Infants Given Sugar-Sweetened Beverages More At Risk for Obesity</a>

State of Health | September 3, 2014

Infants Given Sugar-Sweetened Beverages More At Risk for Obesity

Babies should only be given breastmilk or infant formula, unless directed differently by a doctor. (Christopher Lance/Flickr) By Brian Lau Were you at a Labor Day barbecue last weekend? Did you drink soda? Sweet tea? Or maybe vitamin water? Sugar-sweetened drinks are a known risk factor for obesity, and according to ...Read More

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