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Stay informed about the latest science news, trends and events with KQED Science. And explore the Bay Area through stories from QUEST, a science, nature and environment multimedia series produced in collaboration with KQED and other PBS stations. 


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Exploring Historic Shipwrecks Along California’s Redwood Coast
To support the burgeoning timber industry in the late 1800s, tiny ‘doghole’ ports popped up along the rugged coast. But it was easy for things to go wrong.
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California’s New Climate Rules, Explained
A progressive culture and Silicon Valley-style innovation turned California into a climate leader.
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Obama Plans to Create World’s Largest Marine Protected Area
On Tuesday the White House announced that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.
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Looking for an Edge: The Life of a Biohacker
Biohackers are using a host of different techniques to hopefully boost productivity, from 'nootropics' to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
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Human-Driven Global Warming Started as Early as the 1830s: Study
Climate models have been underestimating global warming, scientists say, in light of new research that shows an increase in temperatures as early as the 1830s for some regions.
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State Fines East Bay MUD Over Oakland Cement Spill
Utility says it has learned a lesson from what it calls 'an expensive mistake.'
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In California’s Burn Zones, ‘Resilience’ Is More Than a Buzzword
When wildfire takes nearly everything that you have -- as the Clayton Fire recently did to the Skidmore family -- that's when you find out what resilience really means.
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The social injustice part seemed rather odd but whatever. I do think we should build houses out of things like brick or concrete
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Bay Area Cities Try to Revive PCB Pollution Case Against Monsanto
San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley want firm to pay to clean up water polluted by carcinogenic chemical.
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Passing of the TPP will give all companies the power to do such things and worse without any repercussions. Shame on Obama for supporting such a bill.
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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle in $2.6 Billion Deal for SolarCity
The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.
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The Future of National Parks is Going to be a Lot Hotter
National Parks' physical boundaries might not change, but their climate boundaries will as the world warms.
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Inside the Tech Center That Keeps Firefighting at the Cutting Edge
How are firefighters preparing for more frequent and intense wildfires? Switching to jet aircraft and trying to blow up firehoses, for starters.
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This Planet Just Outside Our Solar System Is ‘Potentially Habitable’
It's not exactly close — 25 trillion miles from Earth, say the scientists who spotted it. But that might be near enough for further exploration. It's about Earth's size, with mild temperatures.
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well, with the plant orbiting a red dwarf, the likely hoods of an atmosphere capable of supporting life is 25%. Might want to work on keeping this planet were on healthful!
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