Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected the quake.
Between 100 million and one billion birds die each year from colliding with glass windows of commercial or residential buildings. San Francisco is launching a program to track the damage caused by windows in homes.
Some parts of California’s mountains have been uplifted by as much as half an inch in the past 18 months because the massive amount of water lost in the drought is no longer weighing down the land, causing it to rise a bit like an uncoiled spring.
From heavy machinery to hand-held flour sifters, this town is pulling out all the stops to save its water.
Reforestation is common after large fires in the West, but some scientists say it’s time to rethink how forests are replanted.
Plants have evolved all sorts of ways to survive the dry times in California.
Enforcement strategies are all over the map, literally and figuratively.
Maryam Mirzakhani studies geometry and a field called "dynamical systems."
The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.
Stanford researchers have developed a new way to use fruit flies to sort through the complicated genetics of Type 2 diabetes.
Odds of a strong pattern of warm Pacific waters forming in time to bring winter rains are diminishing.
For two generations, psychiatrists have treated schizophrenia by medicating its most obvious symptoms: delusions and hallucinations. Were they wrong?
It takes a special breed to jump (a) out of a perfectly good airplane, and (b) into an active fire zone. But smokejumpers have been doing it for decades.