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Urban Farms in San Francisco Struggle to Put Down Roots

Urban Farms in San Francisco Struggle to Put Down Roots

Although urban agriculture is on the rise nationwide, in locavore-loving San Francisco, some difficult challenges are emerging

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The Science of Nudity: The Skinny on Showing Skin

The Science of Nudity: The Skinny on Showing Skin

News flash – as of February 1st, 2013 – public nudity is illegal in San Francisco. But well before the law went into effect, it generated a tremendous amount of debate.

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Getting Back on a Bike: Exploring San Francisco on Two Wheels

Getting Back on a Bike: Exploring San Francisco on Two Wheels

I spent a sunny Wednesday cruising through the city alongside a great San Francisco native on a bike tour facilitated by Streets of San Francisco (SoSF) – which is not anywhere near a normal activity for me.

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Affinity for Stone: The Public Art of Ruth Asawa

Affinity for Stone: The Public Art of Ruth Asawa

Stone is more than the plaything of geologists. Each of us sees it in special ways. Take a look at stone in two masterworks by San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Great Slickenside of Corona Heights

Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Great Slickenside of Corona Heights

Everyone loves San Francisco, but geologists love it for reasons others don't, such as its gigantic slickenside.

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Change.org Asks Developers to "Hack for Change"

Change.org Asks Developers to "Hack for Change"

Do you have the next big idea to transform the world? Join Hack for Change and bring your dream to reality.

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Producer's Notes: Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides

Producer's Notes: Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides

A little white shack with the red roof along Crissy Field holds a lot of history and houses vitally important scientific instruments.

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Sand Waves and the Golden Gate

Sand Waves and the Golden Gate

Mapping of the underwater topography (called bathymetry) reveals landscapes fundamental to understanding the Bay Area's unique geology. The Golden Gate strait connects the San Francisco Bay to the open Pacific Ocean and is only one mile across.

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Landfill and Liquefaction

Landfill and Liquefaction

Although it may not be obvious at first glance, the bay side of San Francisco is largely artificial.

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Producer's Notes: DIY Fog at The Exploratorium

Producer's Notes: DIY Fog at The Exploratorium

Ever wonder how advection fog is produced? Learn how from The Exploratorium.

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Producer's Notes: Science of Fog

Producer's Notes: Science of Fog

While foggy days aren't ideal for a summertime picnics, coastal fog does benefit the ecology of the Bay Area.

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Solar Heats Up in S.F.

Solar Heats Up in S.F.

The solar industry has descended on the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco this week. QUEST Senior Radio Editor Andrea Kissack reports from the Intersolar North America Conference and Expo.

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New original science video series from QUEST: Science on the SPOT

New original science video series from QUEST: Science on the SPOT

QUEST is pleased to announce a new original science video series, Science on the SPOT. Science on the SPOT goes behind the scenes at local San Francisco Bay Area labs, follows breaking discoveries, and gets you special access to obscure science locations and collections.

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Film Premiere: Saving the Bay

Film Premiere: Saving the Bay

The first two episodes of "Saving the Bay" premiere on KQED Channel 9 on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8pm. Click here to find additional air times/dates and to find out what else "Saving the Bay" has to offer.

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Science Event Pick: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s 25th Anniversary

Science Event Pick: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s 25th Anniversary

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, there are a veritable flock of interactive events and talks scheduled over the next month.

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Science Event Pick: The Long Quest for Health Care Reform

Science Event Pick: The Long Quest for Health Care Reform

There are health systems around the country that actually have costs that are as much as 20 percent or 30 percent lower than the national average and have higher quality. What is it that they are doing differently from other systems?

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Science Event Picks: The Low Carbon Diet, August 9 and 10

Science Event Picks: The Low Carbon Diet, August 9 and 10

Most Americans have room to cut their carbon *food*print by 25%. Not easily done, but luckily we have help in the Bay Area. Check out these 2 upcoming events.

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Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!

Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!

A bed bug infestation in my apartment led to some careful internet research.

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Bay Bridge Rising

Bay Bridge Rising

Bay Bridge construction and engineering brought to life by the award winning website baybridge360.

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Calling all Psocoptera! Science Book Clubs in the Bay Area

Calling all Psocoptera! Science Book Clubs in the Bay Area

Lively discussion and science books, it's a good combination.

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