From drought, to floods, to getting liquefied when you die, we look back at the most read KQED science stories of 2017.
Seeing is believing. Our readers really enjoyed viewing the differences in California's largest reservoirs after the drought-busting rains of last winter, as captured by satellite images from San Francisco-based Planet Labs.
Gender is no longer either male or female, according to the state of California. In October Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation into law requiring a third gender option for driver's licenses and birth certificates.
What is better than a wildflower super bloom? Seeing it from space. It was a fantastic spring for wildflower lovers, who flocked to fields of poppies, lupine and golden brush. In another collaboration with Planet Labs, high resolution satellite imagery reveals dense and colorful wildflower fields in Southern California following the epic winter rains.
In a story that captured both our attention and our readers, we explored the lives of several young people who do not identify as male or female. Expect to hear more about this topic, as recent studies and polls suggest we are in the midst of a gender revolution, both in terms of expression and identity.