Connecting the Dots for Tuesday, October 25

Police raided the Occupy Oakland encampment early this morning. Rubber bullets, flash grenades, and shoves in the face are reportedly what many protesters received as a wake up call..

PG&E also got a wakeup call of sorts when a major gas line completely ruptured after failing a pressure test on Monday. Although officials are trying to mend the damage, gas supplies may suffer during the winter...

A bell that has survived 122 years of San Francisco history as gone missing at St. Mary's Cathedral....

Meanwhile, Apple seems likely to revolutionize the television set in about two years...

Looking Santa Clara has banned toys in Happy Meals for the health of children. Now they are considering banning Styrofoam containers for the health of the environment...

Due to an increased emphasis on English and math, elementary school children are learning less science than ever. A recent study found that 60 percent of schools don't have a department dedicated to science...

And here's an ironic scientific fact: the Monterey Bay Aquarium discharges two million gallons of wastewater into the Bay each day. Aquarium officials say the treated waste is safe for marine life, and last week state officials agreed, exempting it from a ban on wastewater dumping. The exemption, officials said, would allow the aquarium to continue getting the public "interested and concerned about ocean issues."

Connecting the dots brings the day's news together.