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Opposition of Jupiter: Bright Beauty in the Sky

KQED Science | January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opposition of Jupiter: Bright Beauty in the Sky

The planet Jupiter is once again a source of surprise and wonder to many who gaze up at the night sky.

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3 of the World’s Best Scientific Aircraft Team Up for Climate Science Research

KQED Science | January 9, 2014 | 5 Comments

3 of the World’s Best Scientific Aircraft Team Up for Climate Science Research

A tag-team of all-star research aircraft, including a robot, set out next week on a quest to explore a great atmospheric engine in the West Pacific with a powerful influence on global climate.

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Rethinking Normal: An Exploratorium Exhibit Takes on Mental Health

KQED Science | January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rethinking Normal: An Exploratorium Exhibit Takes on Mental Health

As scientists struggle to find better ways to diagnose and treat mental disorders, an Exploratorium exhibition, "The Changing Face of What Is Normal," experiments with a new way to encourage people to think about what is normal.

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Stunning Fish Skeletons Serve Science and Art

KQED Science | January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stunning Fish Skeletons Serve Science and Art

Cleared and stained skeletons are strikingly beautiful. But not many people outside the lab would ever know it—until now. "Cleared" is an exhibit of stained fish skeletons currently on display at the Seattle Aquarium, prepared and photographed by Adam P. Summers. Recently, Summers and his colleagues used a cleared and stained manta ray to discover how these curiously flat fish filter food out of the water.

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New Species Discovered by Bay Area Scientists

KQED Science | January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Species Discovered by Bay Area Scientists

The work of finding and describing species new to science isn't just something Charles Darwin did. Scientists at Bay Area institutions have discovered ants in Madagascar, barnacles in the Gulf of Guinea and legless lizards here in California.

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Seismology Semantics: Researchers Successfully ‘Anticipate’ Costa Rican Earthquake

KQED Science | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seismology Semantics: Researchers Successfully ‘Anticipate’ Costa Rican Earthquake

Coastal subsidence and precision GPS data helped scientists "anticipate" a major earthquake in Coast Rica, placing us one small step closer to earthquake prediction.

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The Endangered Species Act Turns 40

KQED Science | December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Endangered Species Act Turns 40

President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law in 1973, saying, "Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed." Opponents criticize it for punishing private landowners. Some supporters say it doesn't do enough to protect whole ecosystems.

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Our Ten Favorite Science Sounds of 2013

KQED Science | December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our Ten Favorite Science Sounds of 2013

From whales and elephant seals to brain music and killer electrons, our best sounds of the year.

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The 2013 Geological Holiday Quiz

KQED Science | December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 Geological Holiday Quiz

The third in this challenging set of questions, most of them related to Bay Area geology: rocks, resources and activity. Answers are now posted.

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Our Top Science Stories from 2013

KQED Science | December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our Top Science Stories from 2013

From the debut of the world's largest solar plant to Comet ISON, zombified bees to the physics of sailing — it's been another year of diverse storytelling from the KQED Science team. Here's a round-up of our top 10 stories (based on page views) that you've enjoyed in 2013.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2013/12/16/why-you-should-skip-the-multivitamins/ target=_blank >Why You Should Skip Multivitamins</a>

State of Health | December 17, 2013

Why You Should Skip Multivitamins

There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors. Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamin combinations, presumably to boost their health and fill gaps in their diets. But while people who don't eat enough ...Read More

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Jupiter’s Moon Has Vast Geysers, Says NASA

KQED Science | December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jupiter’s Moon Has Vast Geysers, Says NASA

If there’s life swimming around in Europa's ice-covered oceans, the geysers are most certainly spewing it into the atmosphere, where future NASA missions might be able to grab and study it.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/12/10/130329/to_get_olympic_snow_machines_give_nature_a_nudge?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >To Get Olympic Snow, Machines Give Nature A Nudge</a>

KQED News | December 10, 2013

To Get Olympic Snow, Machines Give Nature A Nudge

That a resort town is hosting the games is a testament to how far man-made snow has come. ...Read More

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Consumer Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Its Own Test From the FDA

KQED Science | December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Consumer Genetic Testing Company 23andMe Faces Its Own Test From the FDA

In response to a letter from the FDA, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company in Mountain View, California called 23andMe has agreed to stop providing health data on new purchases of its $99 genetic tests.

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Activists Take Aim at Bay Area Crude Oil Projects

KQED Science | December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Activists Take Aim at Bay Area Crude Oil Projects

Local activists are sounding an alarm over four proposed crude oil projects in the Bay Area. They say they're concerned about the health and environmental implications of the developments.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/11/30/129777/from_lab_to_lectern_scientists_learn_to_turn_on_the_charm?source=npr&category=science target=_blank >From Lab To Lectern, Scientists Learn To Turn On the Charm</a>

KQED News | November 30, 2013

From Lab To Lectern, Scientists Learn To Turn On the Charm

In San Diego, a club wants to teach scientists the art of small talk and public speaking. ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201311270930?pid=RD19 target=_blank >Sleep Therapy: A New Treatment for Depression</a>

Forum | November 27, 2013

Sleep Therapy: A New Treatment for Depression

Most of the 18 million Americans suffering from depression also have insomnia. Research suggests that a certain remedy for insomnia, known as cognitive behavioral therapy, can double the effectiveness of depression treatment. But it's not widely available. We'll discuss this therapy, which may be as effective as sleeping pills, but ...Read More

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Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ a Shadow of its Former Self

KQED Science | November 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Suisun Bay ‘Ghost Fleet’ a Shadow of its Former Self

Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.

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Soy and Dry Ice Among San Francisco’s New Tricks to Banish City Graffiti

KQED Science | November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Soy and Dry Ice Among San Francisco’s New Tricks to Banish City Graffiti

San Francisco cleans up a lot of graffiti every year. In the past, the city has used standard industrial solvents for this task, but now, workers will be cleaning up with non-toxic materials, in an effort to protect people and reduce toxic runoff.

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/11/13/128825/how_a_free_bus_shuttle_helped_make_a_small_town_take_off?source=npr&category=u.s. target=_blank >How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off</a>

KQED News | November 13, 2013

How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off

The popular shuttle helped Emeryville, Calif., reinvent itself as a business hub. ...Read More

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