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In Washington state, wolves and deer are playing out a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that could have profound impacts on the ecosystem. Watch the video and find out what conservationist, Fred Koontz has to say about the need to protect "the big bad wolf." ...Read More
During the last 25 years, California water regulators have identified 43,000 fuel leaks. Now, all but 6,000 have been cleaned up.
Critics question claim by state officials that underground tanks pose no real health threats. ...Read More
A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine finds that plastics free of the controversial additive bisphenol-A (BPA) may actually be more harmful to humans than those containing it. Meanwhile, scientists continue to debate what doses of the chemical are harmful. We'll discuss the latest news on the controversy over plastics, ...Read More
Author and animal rights advocate Jeffrey Masson has long written about the emotional life of animals. In his new book, "Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil," Masson examines human behavior in comparison with other animals, and considers why humans are the most violent ...Read More
There must be a way to re-use some of our household water without spending a small fortune. ...Read More
Last summer, researchers started noticing large numbers of starfish dying off along the Pacific coast. So far, nobody knows exactly what is causing the syndrome, known as sea star wasting disease. We talk to some of the scientists who are trying to get to the bottom of the starfish die-off. ...Read More
27 schools and child care facilities have opt-out rates of 9.9% or higher, a risk for disease outbreaks. ...Read More
"There are lots of pills that kill," says Dr. Cathleen Clancy, associate medical director for the National Capital Poison Center in Washington, D.C. People often underestimate the risks of individual drugs and combinations of drugs for young children, she says. ...Read More
In his new book, "The Future of the Mind," theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explores how the next century of scientific innovation will expand the brain's abilities. Kaku joins us to discuss the latest in neurological research, how the brain resembles a corporation, and the fantastic inventions that will change everything ...Read More
At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. ...Read More
Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth. ...Read More
The news in photos from around the Bay. ...Read More
A story published on Tuesday by the Center for Investigative Reporting looks at recent findings of radioactive contamination on Treasure Island, and examines the legacy of radioactive materials used by the U.S. Navy. The report also questions whether the island is safe for current residents and explores the implications for ...Read More
Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York, is a prolific writer and frequently cited authority on astronomy in the popular media. This spring, Tyson hosts a new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey.