Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, California. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Kids skateboard over buckled roads in a residential neighborhood of Napa, California. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) <img src="http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/files/2014/08/454093346-640x435.jpg" ...Read More
A new study suggests how early life might have survived without some of the cellular machinery that is absolutely required for life today. Turns out that having a fairly leaky membrane may have been the key.
Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert predicted the quake.
The South Napa Earthquake is a sobering reminder that the Bay Area could be hit by a devastating earthquake at any time. Are you prepared? Prepare your earthquake kit now, so you will have it ready when it's needed. (Earthworm/Flickr) 1) Create an Earthquake Kit Unlike hurricanes and other severe storms, earthquakes ...Read More
School is starting, and students across the country are about to spend a lot of time in the classroom and in the library. And as they crack their textbooks open, they're going to hear a lot of familiar advice about how to study right. Sit still, in a quiet place. ...Read More
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(Dan Brekke/KQED)The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it will release water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers — a move that native tribes on the river have lobbied for to prevent a repeat of a catastrophic die-off that killed ...Read More
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.
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta has reached its target -- the Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- becoming the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet.
By Tara Siler and Molly Samuel A section of Chevron's Richmond oil refinery. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Chevron is once again wading into Richmond city politics. The oil giant is funding billboards in support of mayoral candidate Nat Bates. Bates's main rival is fellow City Councilman Tom Butt, a frequent critic of Chevron. The ...Read More
A patient admitted to a Kaiser hospital in South Sacramento has tested negative for the Ebola virus, said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health in a brief press conference Thursday evening.
Shops remain closed in Monrovia's West Point slum as part of quarantine measures to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. A doctor trained in California traveled last week to staff a Monrovia hospital. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images) While Californians worry about a single possible case of Ebola, considered low ...Read More
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.
Italy is approaching the next frontier in earthquake forecasting: an "operational" system that will make quake forecasts routine, whose contents we can take in stride.