From the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to killer whales, bicycles to cheese — it's been another year of diverse storytelling from the KQED Science and Environment team. Here's a round-up of the top 10 stories shared on our website (based on page views) that you've enjoyed in 2012.
If you’ve ever talked to a scientist, you know they usually have pretty strong opinions that they are not shy about expressing. Except, apparently, in the comments section of general science blogs. Here the silence is scary and, depending on whether these comment sections matter or not, potentially dangerous.
Why have people around the world always been fascinated by vampires? Did vampire tales begin as a way to explain frightening phenomena actually witnessed? Although there is no scientific evidence for vampires, there is some scientific basis for vampire folklore.
Here's today's KQED Science round-up of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.
Are you a mad scientist in training looking to meet your brethren? Science Hack Day is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow science geeks and create an awesome project in this 48 hour hackathon.
Looking for what to do this Halloween weekend? Here are several activities for technology and science enthusiasts that can please both families and adults alike.
Post on Oct 26, 2010 by Laura Khalil
NASA scientists reveal that water on the moon isn’t spread out in vast oceans, but rather is concentrated in oases, and that the lunar surface appears to contain a wealth of other materials.
Post on Oct 22, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq
The Farallon Islands off the coast of California are a vital home to many birds and marine mammals. See what life is like for scientists working in this forbidding and inhospitable world.
Post on Oct 13, 2010 by Chris Bauer
A Caltrans construction crew on Friday punched through the northern end of Devil’s Slide tunnel that will link Pacifica and Montara. Three years after breaking ground on the project, Caltrans now expects the passage to open next year.
Post on Oct 01, 2010 by KQED QUEST staff