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Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Using Science to Grow Better Strawberries

Watch how scientists and farmers work together to grow strawberries in hostile climates.

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Symphony of Science: Q&A with John Boswell, A.K.A. melodysheep

Symphony of Science: Q&A with John Boswell, A.K.A. melodysheep

John Boswell of Bellingham, WA — also known as “melodysheep”– speaks with QUEST Northwest producer Katie Jennings about his musical remixes of science lectures and documentaries known as the "Symphony of Science."

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Kickstarting Science: Crowdfunded Research Explores Potential Health Impacts of Coal Trains

Kickstarting Science: Crowdfunded Research Explores Potential Health Impacts of Coal Trains

Scientists and researchers are turning to new and innovative online funding methods to pay for their projects. And the public is buying in.

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Restoring Oyster Reefs

Restoring Oyster Reefs

In this video, scientists wade through marshes along North Carolina’s coast on a mission to restore oyster reefs, which are critical to the health of our marine ecosystems.

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Fending off Invasive Species with Science, Education, and a Beer Can

Fending off Invasive Species with Science, Education, and a Beer Can

How an alert Boy Scout, hard working biologists, and continued vigilance have helped one Great Plains state remain free of invasive zebra mussels — for now.

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To Drink, or Not To Drink

To Drink, or Not To Drink

A new bacteria testing kit has the potential to save millions of lives, one glass of water at a time.

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San Francisco's Exploratorium is Moving, Growing — and Evolving

San Francisco's Exploratorium is Moving, Growing — and Evolving

The Exploratorium, a San Francisco icon, will soon reopen as a stunning, new, energy efficient building on the city's Embarcadero.

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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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Top KQED Science & QUEST Stories from 2012

Top KQED Science & QUEST Stories from 2012

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.

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Wanted: Scientist Comments

Wanted: Scientist Comments

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.

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Science Behind Vampire Myths

Science Behind Vampire Myths

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.

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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 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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Science on the SPOT: New Hope for Heart Repair

Science on the SPOT: New Hope for Heart Repair

Scientists in San Francisco have coaxed mouse hearts to repair themselves from within.The breakthrough could lead to treatments for 5 million people in the United States whose hearts were damaged after they survived heart attacks.

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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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Science Hack Day Coming This November

Science Hack Day Coming This November

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.

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Behind-The-Scenes at NASA Ames Research Center

Behind-The-Scenes at NASA Ames Research Center

NASA invites social media fans on Twitter to get an inside look at its research centers and speak with scientists and astronauts.

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All (U.S.) Children Left Behind

All (U.S.) Children Left Behind

New test results confirm what many of us have feared: U.S. students suck at science.

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Reliable Science Web Resource: Scitable

Reliable Science Web Resource: Scitable

An interview with Vikram Savkar, the man who runs a reliable web resource for science called Scitable.

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