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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/03/11/getting-hot-in-here-the-beat-of-californias-four-year-drought/ target=_blank >Getting Hot in Here: The Beat of California’s Four-Year Drought</a>

The Lowdown | March 11, 2015

Getting Hot in Here: The Beat of California’s Four-Year Drought

Florida might not like to talk about climate change, but here in drought-stricken California, the topic's not so taboo. Mired in year four of the worst drought on record, Californians are witnessing the climate literally change before their eyes. As the state nears the end of one of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/10/157846/as_climate_wars_heat_up_some_skeptics_are_targets?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >As Climate Wars Heat up, Some Skeptics Are Targets</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

As Climate Wars Heat up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Scientists who warn that the earth's climate is changing have been subjected to hacking, hate mail, and even court action in recent years. That ire usually comes from conservative groups and climate skeptics seeking to discredit the research findings.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/08/rhinos-near-extinction-as-san-diego-researchers-look-for-answers target=_blank >Northern White Rhino Nears Extinction as San Diego Researchers Look for Answers</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

Northern White Rhino Nears Extinction as San Diego Researchers Look for Answers

The South Africa exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to more than 100 animals, and rhinos are at the top of the pecking order. The sweeping enclosure is designed to replicate their African habitat. This is Jane Kennedy's domain. She is lead keeper and she knows many ...Read More

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Powerful Genetic Test Prevents Paternity Mix-Up

KQED Science | March 9, 2015 | 5 Comments

Powerful Genetic Test Prevents Paternity Mix-Up

A couple who used a fertility clinic to conceive was ready to sue when the child’s blood type didn’t match up with mom and dad’s. Obviously the clinic had used the wrong sperm or made some other awful mistake. Except in this case they probably hadn’t. The couple, whose case I worked on, gave me […]

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/03/06/157574/could_a_quokka_beat_a_numbat_oddsmakers_say_yes?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Could A Quokka Beat a Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes</a>

KQED News | March 6, 2015

Could A Quokka Beat a Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

It's March, and that means college basketball fans are gearing up for the NCAA tournament. But there's another tournament taking place this month — and animals aren't the mascots, they're the competitors. "Mammal March Madness" is organized by a team of evolutionary biologists. They choose 65 animal competitors and then ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201503041000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >New Film Explores History, Ecology of the Russian River</a>

Forum | March 4, 2015

New Film Explores History, Ecology of the Russian River

A new documentary examines the state of the Russian River in the context of other troubled watersheds around the world.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/03/03/why-do-scientists-and-the-public-disagree/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-do-scientists-and-the-public-disagree target=_blank >Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?</a>

KQED Science | March 3, 2015

Why Do Scientists and the Public Disagree?

From KQED Education Do Now: According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, scientists and the public have differing views on science-related issues. Why do you think scientists and the public disagree?

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/28/157211/can_you_dig_it_more_evidence_suggests_humans_from_the_ice_age?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From the Ice Age</a>

KQED News | February 28, 2015

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From the Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport. But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific excavation of ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/27/157151/us_biologists_keen_to_explore_help_protect_cubas_wild_places?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >U.S. Biologists Keen to Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places</a>

KQED News | February 27, 2015

U.S. Biologists Keen to Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba thaw, the island could see a new wave of tourism — with visitors treated to music and scenery that's been closed to most U.S. residents for more than half a century. But beyond the beaches and cabarets, there's a spectacular world of ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/2015/02/26/engineering-is-for-the-next-generation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=engineering-is-for-the-next-generation target=_blank >“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation</a>

QUEST | February 26, 2015

“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation

Explore the connections between engineering and science with KQED’s new, free e-book, Engineering Is Saving the World with Cookstoves. Learn how researchers designed a new, more efficient cookstove to improve the quality of life for families in Darfur.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/24/beyond-abolishing-the-personal-belief-exemption-to-raise-vaccination-rates/ target=_blank >Beyond Abolishing the ‘Personal Belief Exemption’ to Raise Vaccination Rates</a>

State of Health | February 24, 2015

Beyond Abolishing the ‘Personal Belief Exemption’ to Raise Vaccination Rates

Students leaving a vaccine clinic after being vaccinated against whooping cough at a middle school in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) On Wednesday morning in Sacramento, a MoveOn.org member is expected to deliver a petition with 21,000 signatures calling on the state's government to abolish the personal belief ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/21/156635/exploring_the_solar_system_through_the_eyes_of_robotic_voyagers?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Exploring the Solar System Through the Eyes of Robotic Voyagers</a>

KQED News | February 21, 2015

Exploring the Solar System Through the Eyes of Robotic Voyagers

The Voyager spacecraft have revolutionized our understanding of our solar system since their launch in 1977. After decades of sending back data on our planetary neighbors, Voyager 1 and 2 are entering new territory: interstellar space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age: Inside The Forty-Year Voyager Mission, planetary scientist Jim ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/20/156546/how_can_a_stroke_change_your_brain?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >How Can a Stroke Change Your Brain?</a>

KQED News | February 20, 2015

How Can a Stroke Change Your Brain?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain About Jill Bolte-Taylor's TED Talk When neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor felt her brain shut down during a stroke, she was more fascinated than panicked. Even though she spent eight years recovering, she's grateful for the stroke. About Jill Bolte-Taylor Jill Bolte Taylor ...Read More

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Banana Slugs: Secret of the Slime

KQED Science | February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Banana Slugs: Secret of the Slime

Beneath the towering redwoods lives one of the most peculiar creatures in California: the banana slug. They're coated with a liquid crystal ooze that solves many problems slugs face in the forest -- and maybe some of our own.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2015/02/16/156279/climate_scientist_tries_arts_to_stir_hearts_regarding_earths?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >Climate Scientist Tries Arts to Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate</a>

KQED News | February 16, 2015

Climate Scientist Tries Arts to Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

A decade ago, physicist Robert Davies wasn't all that interested in Earth's climate. His field was quantum optics. But while he was working at the University of Oxford in England, he became intrigued by what was going on at Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, just down the road ...Read More

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/career-spotlight-research-scientist-and-mechanical-engineer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=career-spotlight-research-scientist-and-mechanical-engineer target=_blank >Career Spotlight: Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer</a>

QUEST | February 13, 2015

Career Spotlight: Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer

Vi Rapp is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who designs clean, efficient, wood-burning cookstoves for communities around the world.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/12/after-plenty-of-starts-and-stops-satellite-dscovr-starts-million-mile-journey target=_blank >After Plenty of Starts and Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Million-Mile Journey</a>

KQED News | February 12, 2015

After Plenty of Starts and Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Million-Mile Journey

After a 17-year back story that involved politics and agency peacemaking, the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, has now begun a million-mile journey that will take it to a place where the gravitational forces between the sun and Earth are balanced. Riding a SpaceX Falcon rocket, DSCOVR took off at ...Read More

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What a Narcoleptic Dog Can Teach Us About Sleep

KQED Science | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What a Narcoleptic Dog Can Teach Us About Sleep

Stanford retired its famed pack of narcoleptic research dogs almost a decade ago. But one researcher says there's more to be learned from a sleepy Chihuahua puppy who goes limp at the sight of a good snack.

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Lessons for the Digital Age From a 500-Year-Old Publishing Revolution

KQED Science | February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lessons for the Digital Age From a 500-Year-Old Publishing Revolution

In the Internet age, many scientists are questioning the traditional publishing model. As we flounder through the digital revolution, it's intriguing to look back at the print revolution of the early Renaissance, which created comparable social and scientific upheaval.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2015/02/05/after-driest-january-on-record-how-low-are-californias-reservoirs-visualization/ target=_blank >After Driest January on Record, How Low Are California’s Reservoirs?</a>

The Lowdown | February 5, 2015

After Driest January on Record, How Low Are California’s Reservoirs?

Lake Oroville, Then and Now July 2011 (Paul Hames/CA DWR) August 2014 (Justin Sullivan/Getty) Despite some stormy December days and predictions in Northern California for a wet weekend ahead, the state is bracing ...Read More

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