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Conversations with Simran Sethi: Lakes

Conversations with Simran Sethi: Lakes

Engage with Simran Sethi and QUEST on social media in this conversation about lakes. #QUESTlakes

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Conversations with Simran Sethi: Water

Conversations with Simran Sethi: Water

Engage with Simran Sethi and QUEST on social media in this conversation about water. #QUESTwater

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Conversations with Simran Sethi: Food Waste

Conversations with Simran Sethi: Food Waste

Engage with Simran Sethi and QUEST on social media in this conversation about food waste. #QUESTfood

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QUEST Google+ Hangout with Simran Sethi about “From Farm to Fork to Fuel”

QUEST Google+ Hangout with Simran Sethi about “From Farm to Fork to Fuel”

Mark your calendars for this Google+ Hangout taking place on Monday, Oct. 14, at 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET. Submit questions and comments using #QUESTfoodfuel.

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The State of California's Sea Otters

The State of California's Sea Otters

Southern sea otters are local icons, gracing a plethora of souvenirs, murals and postcards throughout central and northern California. With a face like that, it’s easy to see why. But sea otters themselves are not so plentiful. In honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week at the end of September, take a closer look at what’s behind that furry façade.

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Expanding Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary – Round Table Discussion on Google+

Expanding Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary – Round Table Discussion on Google+

KQED SCIENCE is hosting its first Google+ Hangout On Air round table discussion about the proposed expansion of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary from 1-2PM PDT.

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Introducing the Higgs Boson

Introducing the Higgs Boson

The Bay Area has a big community of physicists involved with the Higgs boson project, and the Physics Department at UC Berkeley has scheduled a special seminar on the topic this coming Friday.

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Yuri’s Night in the Bay Area

Yuri’s Night in the Bay Area

51 years ago on April 12th, 1961, the Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first human to enter outer space. Exactly 20 years later, the United States innovated the space age by launching the Space Shuttle (April 12th, 1981). Yuri’s Night, which commemorates these events, aims to celebrate humanity’s past present and future in space launches Yuri’s Night celebrations this week around the world.

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A Census for the Birds

A Census for the Birds

Grab your binoculars and checklist! The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is under way. During the last two weeks of the year, from dawn to dusk volunteers spread out over 22,000 count areas, including Peru, Haiti, the U.S. and Canada. Their tally is used by scientists to understand changes in bird populations.

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'Tis The Season for the Science of Holiday Lights

'Tis The Season for the Science of Holiday Lights

Learn about the science of holiday lights with Discovery Street Tours in December.

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SF Beta Mobile Gaming Edition Showcases Startups

SF Beta Mobile Gaming Edition Showcases Startups

SF Beta brings together technologists, investors, bloggers and press who want to see what's on the cutting edge of startups.

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The Bay Area Science Festival Begins

The Bay Area Science Festival Begins

The Bay Area Science Festival, a 10-day celebration of science, starts this week. There are over 50 exciting events throughout the Bay Area, including hikes, lectures, and concerts.

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Arse Elektronika Sex + Tech Conference Hits SF

Arse Elektronika Sex + Tech Conference Hits SF

If you're interested in learning about the intersection between sex and technology, Arse Elektronika's 5th annual conference is a must.

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Toast To The Dry Days At Cal Academy's Prohibition NightLife

Toast To The Dry Days At Cal Academy's Prohibition NightLife

Celebrate the prohibition era with a sneak preview of Ken Burns new documentary and wine tasting at Cal Academy's NightLife.

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Celebrate Science with SETI this Summer

Celebrate Science with SETI this Summer

Learn more about SETI's mission and goals at this family friendly event on July 23rd.

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The Cal Academy's 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition

The Cal Academy's 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition

On April 26th, Academy researchers and educators started the trek to the Philippines to get the Philippine Biodiversity Expedition underway, the largest expedition in the Academy’s history.

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Celebrating 50 Years with Yuri

Celebrating 50 Years with Yuri

50 years ago the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1” on April 12th, 1961 by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first human to enter outer space. Yuri’s Night was created to connect and inspire the globe about human spaceflight.

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Raise a Glass to Robot Bartenders at BarBot

Raise a Glass to Robot Bartenders at BarBot

The best drink in town this weekend may be no further than BarBot's robotic bartending competition.

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Tonight's Down to a Science Event: "The Panic Virus"

Tonight's Down to a Science Event: "The Panic Virus"

Learn more about the origins of the debate over vaccines and autism and what the current theories are from author of The Panic Virus, Seth Mnookin, at tonight's Down to a Science.

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The Future of the International Science Café Movement

The Future of the International Science Café Movement

In mid February, I attended and presented at the inaugural 2011 International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC) in Washington DC on behalf of the California Academy of Sciences.

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