KQED Science Video PodcastAuthor: KQED Science
13 Nov 2018

KQED Science Video Podcast

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KQED Science explores science and environment news, trends and events from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond with its award-winning features and reporting on television, radio and the Web.

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    Predatory Plant: Lure of the Cobra Lily

    The cobra lily (Darlingtonia californica) uses deception and patience to trick unsuspecting insect prey into its highly specialized pitcher traps.

  • Posted on 03 Mar 2014

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    Science of Beer: Tapping the Power of Brewer's Yeast

    Whether it’s a lager or ale, sour or bitter, dark or light, most beer has one thing in common: yeast. KQED Science visits a commercial yeast laboratory and a local brewery to reveal how this key ingredient is a major player in both science history and beer production.

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2014

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    200 Geeks, 24 Hours: Science Hack Day in San Francisco

    What happens when you fill up a giant space with over 200 eager science fans from around the Bay Area for a weekend? You get Science Hack Day San Francisco, a two-day event where a diverse group of "hackers" -- from developers and designers to scientists and students -- works side-by-side to see what they can quickly create within 24 consecutive hours.

  • Posted on 03 Dec 2013

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    Fighting Food Waste

    Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. From "farm to fork", there are many reasons for food waste, including consumer demand for perfect produce and confusion over expiration dates printed on packaged foods. This massive waste occurs as one in six Americans struggles with hunger every day, even in affluent regions such as Silicon Valley.

  • Posted on 31 Oct 2013

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    ZomBees: Flight of the Living Dead

    Something strange and unsettling is happening to Bay Area honeybees. Entomologists at San Francisco State University have identified the culprit: a tiny parasitic fly is causing the bees to exhibit bizarre nocturnal behaviors before suffering a gruesome demise.

  • Posted on 31 Oct 2013

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