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Dabbling and Diving Ducks: Catch the Spring Show

Dabbling and Diving Ducks: Catch the Spring Show

Ducks are getting ready to make their seasonal migration away from San Francisco Bay. Come see them in their breeding finery before they're gone for the summer.

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Conquering Fungophobia

Conquering Fungophobia

Late fall rains signal the start of mushroom season, which can last until spring in the Bay Area. Though only experts should forage and eat wild mushrooms (following park rules about harvesting), anyone can appreciate the rich diversity of these ephemeral fruits of the forest.

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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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KQED Science Fan Spotlight: Dr. Gabriel Roybal

KQED Science Fan Spotlight: Dr. Gabriel Roybal

This week's KQED Science Fan Spotlight features Dr. Gabriel Roybal of San Francisco, CA.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough, Underwater Labs: KQED Science News Round-Up

Stem Cell Breakthrough, Underwater Labs: KQED Science News Round-Up

Here's today's KQED Science round-up of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.

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KQED Science Fan Spotlight

KQED Science Fan Spotlight

We'd like to share your stories about why you're passionate about science.

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KQED Science News Round-Up

KQED Science News Round-Up

Here's today's KQED Science round-up of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day Today

Celebrate World Oceans Day Today

Celebrate World Ocean Day today, a special day dedicated to the other 71% of our planet. Also, get a new view of our worldwide water resources with a volume model developed by the USGS.

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Look at Nature, Get Happy

Look at Nature, Get Happy

What do hospitals and Costa Rica have in common? Science says: they both benefit from beautiful natural landscapes. In fact, we all do.

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Got Science on the Brain? Come Blog with QUEST

Got Science on the Brain? Come Blog with QUEST

Got science on the brain? Come blog with us. KQED’s QUEST is looking to add new voices to our blog, which already offers commentary from our producers, reporters, and several writers from science organizations in our region. pply by February 1st.

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Autism More than Genes

Autism More than Genes

A new twin study suggests that the environment may play a bigger role in autism than scientists previously thought.

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QUEST Seeking Additional Science Bloggers

QUEST Seeking Additional Science Bloggers

Got science on the brain? Come blog with us. Apply by June 23rd. KQED’s QUEST is looking to add new voices to this here blog, which already offers commentary from our producers, reporters, and several writers from science organizations in our region.

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Nature Play: Notes from the Field

Nature Play: Notes from the Field

At Nature Play, a new Oakland Zoo camp, campers need little guidance to make peace with Nature, and each other.

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Reporter's Notes: Putting a Price on Nature

Reporter's Notes: Putting a Price on Nature

Natural capital isn't something we hear about very often, and it certainly isn't a new idea. Aldo Leopold and other conservationists recognized the role that natural ecosystems play in our lives as early as the 1940's. But understanding and measuring that role hasn't been easy.

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Insider's View: Cal Academy Opening Day

Insider's View: Cal Academy Opening Day

The majority of staff were "all hands on deck" this past Saturday and Sunday at the California Academy of Sciences. Yet, we were vastly outnumbered. Fifteen thousand people perused the new building while thousands more enjoyed the festivities in the park.

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YPOQ 3: Your Photos on QUEST TV – Call for Submissions thru 8/21/08

YPOQ 3: Your Photos on QUEST TV – Call for Submissions thru 8/21/08

Do you love photographing Science, Environment and Nature in Northern California? Would you like to collaborate on a 2-minute QUEST TV short about your photography for an audience of over 100,000 viewers?

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Up A Creek: an exploration of your watershed

Up A Creek: an exploration of your watershed

Raise your hand if you live in a watershed! Are all of your hands up? We all live in a watershed, an area of land that all water (from rain, snow and springs) flows across, under and through on its way into a common body of water, such as a creek, river, bay or ocean. […]

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Suggest a Story idea for QUEST

Suggest a Story idea for QUEST

We want to hear from you if you have a great idea for a QUEST story. Review the submission guidelines and fill out this form. If we use your story idea in whole or in part, we would be glad to recognize you in the credits of the piece as a Contributor. Thanks in advance […]

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Your Photos on QUEST: and the winner is…

Your Photos on QUEST: and the winner is…

Congratulations to Flickr community member Erin Malone (erin_designr) of San Francisco, CA! Windy Grass – by Erin MaloneErin will be collaborating with KQED staff on our 2 minute Your Photos on QUEST segment for broadcast and web distribution. Her stunning set of Alviso Slough pinhole images wowed our KQED QUEST editorial staff. Her winning submission […]

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Quest Picks: Australia's Water-Guzzling Frogs

Quest Picks: Australia's Water-Guzzling Frogs

Today, Quest launches a new part of our blog, "Quest Picks." We scour the web and serve up the best of science, environment and nature content–from the Bay area and beyond–right to our readers. Today's pick is from YouTube. National Geographic, via YouTube, brings us the tale of Australia’s water-holding frog. This plucky amphibian rarely […]

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