The week's news in photos from around the Bay Area. ...Read More
You can relax. This is not a story about how much exercise you should be getting. (Although just writing that line made me get up off my chair and take full advantage of my stand-up desk.) Instead, it's a story about the power of asking -- and measuring. Kaiser Permanente ran ...Read More
A $100 million effort to push the world's cities toward better disaster resistance is making a test case with a "gang of four" Resilient Cities: Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
Newly released photo shows our region in all its night-time splendor, a presence shining out into space. ...Read More
Federal agency admits no liability in whistle-blower case; says it sought to avoid litigation costs. ...Read More
Drilling mud is the slick concoction used to cool and lubricate a drill bit, and it’s used for all kinds of wells, including oil and gas. Environmental groups are turning their attention to drilling mud, which is currently exempted from water monitoring.
We should spy on the climate at least as closely as we spy on each other, an expert panel warns. ...Read More
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.
‘Tis the season to indulge—and perhaps make up for it at New Year’s with a resolution to exercise more. But what if all that chocolate doesn’t require penitence? A new paper has linked chocolate consumption to reduced “fatness” in European teens. This confirms and extends a recent study from UCSD that found a similar link in Californian adults.
Number crunchers say meeting 2050 goals for cutting carbon could require big changes to the grid. ...Read More
It was the summer of 1983 and my first day on the job at KPIX -- San Francisco's CBS television affiliate. My assignment: cover a news conference at the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank. It was about the new and mysterious disease, AIDS, and the blood supply. Sitting in the car ...Read More
Garcinia cambogia has been called the ”newest, fastest fat-buster” and a “magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise,” but scientific research questions its effectiveness.
A long campaign to rid ranchland of crop-ruining prairie dogs nearly wiped out native ferrets, too. ...Read More
In San Diego, a club wants to teach scientists the art of small talk and public speaking. ...Read More
If you had to make a choice to shut down either the Mars rover Curiosity or that explorer of the Saturn system Cassini, would you deliver a pink slip to the young, eager, energetic newbie or force an early retirement on a veteran explorer who has delivered volumes of knowledge?
Comet ISON may not have survived its close brush with the Sun, but astronomers are still going to "study the heck out of it," says Foothill College astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi.
A project that revives traditional food knowledge for Pacific Northwest tribes could leave you thinking about your food choices this Thanksgiving.
They're bearded, they're brainy, and they've got a taste for adventure. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the San Francisco-based co-hosts of the popular Discovery Channel show "MythBusters," join us in-studio to talk about swimming in syrup, dipping their hands in molten lead and paddling a canoe made of duct tape, ...Read More