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KQED's award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.

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KQED's award-winning team of science reporters explores climate change, water, energy, toxics, biomedicine, digital health, astronomy and other topics that shape our lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted news source, KQED Science tackles tough questions facing humanity in our time with thoughtful and engaging storytelling.

    Time’s Up on Groundwater Plans: One of the Most Important New California Water Laws in 50 Years Explained

    Time’s Up on Groundwater Plans: One of the Most Important New California Water Laws in 50 Years Explained

    The landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act aims to keep aquifers healthy by requiring plans from newly formed local agencies. The policy represents a major shift, mandated by arguably the most important new California water law in 50 years.

    • 4 min
    The Never-ending Battle Over Martins Beach Explained

    The Never-ending Battle Over Martins Beach Explained

    The conflict between the state of California and a Silicon Valley billionaire over a beach on the San Mateo County coast is at an important juncture.

    • 4 min
    You’re Cooler Than You Think: 98.6 Temperature No Longer the Norm

    You’re Cooler Than You Think: 98.6 Temperature No Longer the Norm

    Stanford researchers suggest modern life has changed our internal thermostat.

    • 1 min
    How Ridiculous Ideas Gain Traction. We’re Looking at You, Flat Earth

    How Ridiculous Ideas Gain Traction. We’re Looking at You, Flat Earth

    A science communication researcher who is studying why some people think the Earth's surface is literally flat clues us in on who is buying this extremely wrong concept and how it has spread.

    • 4 min
    For Those With Eating Disorders, Holiday Meals Can Trigger Panic

    For Those With Eating Disorders, Holiday Meals Can Trigger Panic

    Family dynamics coupled with pumpkin pie can be extremely painful for people with eating issues.

    • 3 min
    What You Need to Know About the Food Dye in Holiday Treats

    What You Need to Know About the Food Dye in Holiday Treats

    Both California and federal health officials are probing the link between chemical food dyes and kids' behavior.

    • 5 min

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