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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/27/140567/how_our_story_about_a_childs_science_experiment_sparked?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy</a>

KQED News | July 27, 2014

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

A story that ran last Sunday on All Things Considered about a sixth-grader's science fair project has elicited not just criticism but controversy. Since the student's project built on the work of scientists, she's been accused this week of being a "plagiarist" who "ripped off" earlier work. We ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/7/27/exotic-new-aquatic-species-on-display-at-cal-academy/ target=_blank >Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences</a>

News Fix | July 27, 2014

Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

Underwater mountain sides in the Verde Island Passage highlight the dive sites' diverse landscapes. (Photo courtesy of Cal Academy of Sciences)By Tara Golshan For seven weeks earlier this year, a group of scientists from the California Academy of Sciences were in the Philippines on a mission to see what ...Read More

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A Quest for Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Like Cheese

KQED Science | July 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Quest for Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Like Cheese

A team of Bay Area scientists is biohacking baker's yeast, in an effort to produce proteins that are just like milk proteins, only they're aren't from milk.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/26/140535/close_encounters_of_the_radio_kind_mystery_bursts_baffle?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers</a>

KQED News | July 26, 2014

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves. Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment ...Read More

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California’s Wandering Wolf Now Has Puppies in Oregon

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California’s Wandering Wolf Now Has Puppies in Oregon

OR-7 has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

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California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/07/25/get-energized-by-kqeds-new-e-books-and-itunes-u-course/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-energized-by-kqeds-new-e-books-and-itunes-u-course target=_blank >Get Energized by KQED’s New E-books and iTunes U Course</a>

QUEST | July 25, 2014

Get Energized by KQED’s New E-books and iTunes U Course

KQED and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University have partnered to demystify the topic of energy in a new two-part iBooks Textbook series and iTunes U course.

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Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet

KQED Science | July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet

Europe's Rosetta mission is poised to add another extraterrestrial landfall to a very short list, and top a new list as it becomes the first mission to land a probe on a comet.

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Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

Drought Becomes Top Environmental Priority for Californians

Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.

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Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Feds Propose New Safety Rules for Oil Trains

There have been several fiery oil train derailments in other parts of the country in the past year. The new rules include lower speed limits, better brakes and safer rail cars.

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Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

KQED Science | July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Richmond Nearly Ready to Approve Chevron Refinery Project

The Richmond City Council is considering Chevron's plans for a $1 billion project at its refinery there. If it's approved, this is one of the last steps before construction on the project would actually begin.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/23/140373/nuclear_plant_may_be_in_hot_water_over_its_cooling_system?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System</a>

KQED News | July 23, 2014

Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/07/22/real-time-lightning-tracker-lets-you-keep-track-of-strikes-worldwide/ target=_blank >Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere</a>

News Fix | July 22, 2014

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

This screen shot from Blitzortung.org shows lightning strikes in North America. Click on the image to go to the site. The Oakland A's ballpark, already afflicted by intermittent sewage problems, was cursed early this morning by lightning, which brought down power lines and caused a brief power outage. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/07/22/140287/pop_quiz_20_percent_chance_of_rain_do_you_need_an_umbrella?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?</a>

KQED News | July 22, 2014

Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

This week, All Things Considered is exploring how people interpret probability. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a 70 percent chance of success? One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/07/22/coal-ash-conundrum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coal-ash-conundrum target=_blank >Coal Ash Conundrum</a>

QUEST | July 22, 2014

Coal Ash Conundrum

What happens to the river ecosystem when tons of coal ash gets mixed into the layer of sediment on the river bottom? Photo credit: Pete Harrison, Waterkeeper Alliance. QUEST North Carolina's Daniel Lane contributed to this article. On a Sunday in February in Eden, North Carolina, a sinkhole formed in the ...Read More

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/07/21/2014/world_tempature_record target=_blank >World Temperature Hits Record High in June</a>

News Fix | July 21, 2014

World Temperature Hits Record High in June

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) by Seth Borenstein AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is ...Read More

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California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Fire Season: Threat of Dry Lightning Looms

Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/07/21/long-way-to-go-before-state-can-authorize-autism-therapy-as-benefit/ target=_blank >Long Way to Go Before State May Authorize Autism Therapy as Benefit</a>

State of Health | July 21, 2014

Long Way to Go Before State May Authorize Autism Therapy as Benefit

(Getty Images) By David Gorn, California Healthline State officials on Friday said they have not determined whether or not to offer applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy) as a Medi-Cal benefit to children with autism. Federal officials earlier this month issued guidance on the subject, saying it is covered for ...Read More

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New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that administering oxytocin may help maintain healthy muscles during aging.

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California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

California Has Little Say Over Oil Train Safety

The state can't set speed limits on trains. It can't tell railroads to choose less hazardous routes. It can't tell oil companies not to bring trains carrying volatile crude through cities.

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