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De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

KQED Science | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

De-Extinction: Bay Area Researcher Hopes to Bring Back the Passenger Pigeon

Researchers are working to revive the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in the world, and the woolly mammoth, which they say could slow down the melting of Arctic permafrost. It may be possible, but is it right to turn back the clock?

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Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

KQED Science | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

The planet, about 500 light-years from Earth, orbits in its star's habitable zone.

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California Trails Texas in Wind Power, Says New Report

KQED Science | April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

California Trails Texas in Wind Power, Says New Report

Despite some of the strongest renewable energy incentives in the country, California produces less than half the wind energy generated in the Lone Star State.

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Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

KQED Science | April 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

Blood Moon: A Chance to Watch a Total Lunar Eclipse

It'll be a great view in the Bay Area late on the night of April 14, as long as clouds don't cover up the moon.

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on the Moon

KQED Science | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on the Moon

Having solved a 42-year-old mystery about lunar "streamers," the $280 million LADEE spacecraft is set to vaporize when it collides with the moon around April 21st.

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Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

KQED Science | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.

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Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

KQED Science | April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

A key indicator of California's water prospects is likely to peak out at about one-third of normal.

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BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It's part of an event called a BioBlitz.

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Testing Complete DNA Sequences Yields Only Partial Info but Could Still Save Your Life

KQED Science | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Testing Complete DNA Sequences Yields Only Partial Info but Could Still Save Your Life

Evaluating your whole genome sequence to determine your health risks is not yet up to snuff. But as imperfect as it is, you still might see something that could save your life.

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This Week’s Cosmic Inflation Discovery: Five Big Questions Answered

KQED Science | March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

This Week’s Cosmic Inflation Discovery: Five Big Questions Answered

Chances are you read a headline about the Big Bang earlier this week. Perhaps you clicked to an article about it and started reading up. But you may still have some burning what-is-this-Big-Bang-news-anyway questions.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/03/20/dog-detectives-a-nose-for-conservation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dog-detectives-a-nose-for-conservation target=_blank >Dog Detectives Have a Nose for Conservation</a>

QUEST | March 20, 2014

Dog Detectives Have a Nose for Conservation

Around the world dogs are being enlisted to track rare wildlife, sleuth out invasive species and detect otherwise imperceptible changes that could harm wilderness areas and watersheds. What makes a good conservation dog? It helps if the dog's a little crazy.

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Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 11 Comments

Debate Heats Up Over Proposal to Ban Orcas in Captivity

State Assemblyman Richard Bloom is determined to end the use of orcas for water shows in California, where the whales jump through hoops, for example, or carry trainers on their backs.

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California Takes Aim at Toxic Nap Mats, Paint Strippers

KQED Science | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Takes Aim at Toxic Nap Mats, Paint Strippers

Six years after voters passed the California Green Chemistry Initiative, the state lays out its plan to get toxic products off shelves.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/highway-to-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=highway-to-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles target=_blank >Highway to Hydrogen</a>

QUEST | March 11, 2014

Highway to Hydrogen

Auto makers have spent decades and billions of dollars to develop hydrogen fuel cell cars, but only a few hundred of them are on the nation's roads. Now new refueling stations are in development and new models have recently been unveiled.

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California Communities That Pay a Flat Rate for Water Use More of It

KQED Science | March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

California Communities That Pay a Flat Rate for Water Use More of It

Less consumption in places with water meters, which will be required in all homes and businesses by 2025.

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What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

KQED Science | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About the Sea Star Die-Off

Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.

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New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

KQED Science | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

Video games do one thing very well: train people to become better gamers. But whether those results transfer outside the game into the real world is a source of lively debate among neuroscientists.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/06/california-fuel-tank-cleanup-rules-leave-lingering-spills-to-nature/ target=_blank >California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature</a>

News Fix | March 6, 2014

California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

During the last 25 years, California water regulators have identified 43,000 fuel leaks. Now, all but 6,000 have been cleaned up.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/03/05/redwood-poaching-increasing/ target=_blank >Redwood Poachers Threaten Ancient Trees</a>

News Fix | March 5, 2014

Redwood Poachers Threaten Ancient Trees

By removing burls, timber thieves end the genetic life of a line of trees; 15 were damaged in February.

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Can Cultivating Compassion Lead to Happiness?

KQED Science | March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can Cultivating Compassion Lead to Happiness?

Compassion makes us happy, but the internet makes us jerks. Is there a way to cultivate kindness in the digital age?

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