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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/20/152152/a_snail_so_hardcore_its_named_after_a_punk_rocker?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After a Punk Rocker</a>

KQED News | December 20, 2014

A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After a Punk Rocker

Shannon Johnson, a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, found that when she talked to youngsters about sea snails, she communicated a little more effectively if she skipped the technical description and called them "punk-rock snails."

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2014/12/19/152025/7_miles_beneath_the_seas_surface_who_goes_there?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >7 Miles Beneath the Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?</a>

KQED News | December 19, 2014

7 Miles Beneath the Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

A ship full of marine scientists is floating over the deepest part of the world: the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. They're sending down probes to study life in one of the most hostile environments on the planet.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/12/17/as-rain-falls-officials-worry-about-water-conservation-efforts target=_blank >As Rain Falls, Officials Worry About Water Conservation Efforts</a>

KQED News | December 17, 2014

As Rain Falls, Officials Worry About Water Conservation Efforts

State officials are worried that the rain will give people an excuse to abandon the already inconsistent conservation efforts they’ve adopted to deal with the long drought.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/12/16/california-gets-5-million-for-earthquake-early-warning-system target=_blank >California Gets $5 Million for Earthquake Early Warning System</a>

KQED News | December 16, 2014

California Gets $5 Million for Earthquake Early Warning System

In a major move for earthquake safety, Congress set aside $5 million to expand an early warning system that could give Californians valuable time to brace for shaking.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/silicon-valley-goes-to-space/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=silicon-valley-goes-to-space target=_blank >Silicon Valley Goes to Space</a>

QUEST | December 16, 2014

Silicon Valley Goes to Space

A new generation of entrepreneurs – sprung from the high-risk, high-tech culture of Silicon Valley – is launching private, for-profit ventures to open up space for tourism, transportation, rapid earth imaging and even mining the moon.

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Getting Genetic-Based Health Data Just Got Easier in Canada and the U.K.

KQED Science | December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting Genetic-Based Health Data Just Got Easier in Canada and the U.K.

Here in the U.S., if you want to get health information from your direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test, you need to use an online resource like Promethease. The same is no longer true in Canada and the U.K.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/12/09/our-next-storm-very-windy-and-very-wet target=_blank >Our Next Storm: Very Windy and Very Wet</a>

KQED News | December 10, 2014

Our Next Storm: Very Windy and Very Wet

The storm is here and some areas like Sonoma County have received 5 inches of rain. Winds gusting over 70 mph have knocked out power lines and 174 flights at San Francisco International Airport have been canceled.

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California’s Drought: Is it Global Warming?

KQED Science | December 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

California’s Drought: Is it Global Warming?

Not really, says a new report from federal climate scientists. But others say that report doesn't show the whole picture.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201412080900?pid=RD19 target=_blank >The Global Impact of Superbugs</a>

Forum | December 8, 2014

The Global Impact of Superbugs

More than 58,000 newborns in India died last year from drug-resistant bacteria, according to The New York Times. The global spread of these bacteria, often called "superbugs," has alarmed experts for some years, especially in developing nations where health care spending is low and sanitation is lacking.

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Bay Area Rainfall Ushers in Mating Season for Amorous Amphibians

KQED Science | December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Rainfall Ushers in Mating Season for Amorous Amphibians

Amphibians face tough times as nearly one-third of the species has already lost worldwide. Learn about our local amphibians and what the East Bay Regional Parks District is doing to protect them.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2014/11/28/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Rain target=_blank >Bay Area Storm Update: Yes, We Just Got Soaked</a>

KQED News | December 1, 2014

Bay Area Storm Update: Yes, We Just Got Soaked

The rainy weekend is over and the sun has returned. Next up: a wetter and windier storm that should arrive the Bay Area Tuesday morning.

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Snaps a Flash of Sunlight on Saturn’s Moon

KQED Science | November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Snaps a Flash of Sunlight on Saturn’s Moon

Ten years after arriving at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is still able to send us delightful surprises from a billion miles away. Most recently, it cruised by the large moon Titan and caught a flash of sunlight reflecting off the liquid surface of one of the moon's hydrocarbon seas, Kraken Mare.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/soup-without-sharks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soup-without-sharks target=_blank >In the Wake of Shark Fin Ban, Chinese Restaurants Test Alternatives</a>

QUEST | November 25, 2014

In the Wake of Shark Fin Ban, Chinese Restaurants Test Alternatives

Shark fin soup was once served at celebratory banquets in Chinese restaurants across California. But since a ban on shark fins went into effect in 2013, restaurants like Koi Palace, in Daly City, have been experimenting with substitutes.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/11/20/dry-times-two-comics-explaining-californias-drought/ target=_blank >Dry Times: Two Comics Explaining the Drought</a>

The Lowdown | November 20, 2014

Dry Times: Two Comics Explaining the Drought

What a historic dry period means for food exported from the country's biggest farm state and how California's scarce water supply is being divided.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/searching-for-life-on-mars-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=searching-for-life-on-mars-2 target=_blank >Searching for Life on Mars</a>

QUEST | November 19, 2014

Searching for Life on Mars

More than two years after its precisely calibrated landing on the floor of a Martian crater in August 2012, NASA's one ton, SUV-sized Curiosity rover has traveled more than five miles across the rocky, massive Gale crater to the base of an 18,000-foot mountain, Mount Sharp.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/11/17/why-californias-drought-is-americas-problem/ target=_blank >Why California’s Drought is America’s Problem</a>

The Lowdown | November 17, 2014

Why California’s Drought is America’s Problem

Despite a few recent downpours, California remains stuck in one of the most severe statewide droughts on record. But it's far from just California's problem. The state produces a huge percentage of the nation's agriculture — nearly half of all fruits, vegetables and nuts, by some estimates.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/11/13/the-sweet-science-of-chocolate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-sweet-science-of-chocolate target=_blank >The Sweet Science of Chocolate</a>

QUEST | November 13, 2014

The Sweet Science of Chocolate

Chocolate is the solid gold of sweets, providing a standard of delectability that's been upheld around the globe for more than 2,000 years. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs even used the ...Read More

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Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

KQED Science | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area’s Coal Mining History at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

One-third of the world's energy use relies on the greenhouse gas-producing coal, and the United Nations released a sobering report last week about its ongoing impact on global climate change. Find out about the Bay Area's own legacy with this fuel source.

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Bay Area Votes in Favor of Open Space and ‘Smart’ Growth

KQED Science | November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Votes in Favor of Open Space and ‘Smart’ Growth

A local environmental group is declaring victories for open space preservation and smart growth in the Bay Area.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/future-of-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=future-of-you target=_blank >Future of You</a>

QUEST | November 4, 2014

Future of You

Explore new technologies driving a digital health revolution to hack and track our lives.

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