You would think that a vaccine that could prevent cancer would be an easy sell, but that's hasn't proven to be true so far with the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Just 33 percent of girls and less than 7 percent of boys in the U.S. have gotten all three recommended ...Read More
Package aims at helping those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water. ...Read More
Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox has traveled to hear whispering arches and singing sand dunes. ...Read More
The mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs was known to have coincided with Earth getting hit by an asteroid. Next time, we may be the asteroid, according to Elizabeth Kolbert's new book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History." Kolbert writes that humans are not only "witnessing one of the ...Read More
Contrary to a common misconception, ticks in the Bay Area can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. And it turns out local ticks carry another pathogen that can make you sick, too.
Farmers and community gardeners from around the world gather in Mendocino, California to explore a method for growing more food on less land -- that reduces the need for precious resources. ...Read More
The East Bay city of Pittsburg is considering a new oil terminal to supply crude to Bay Area refineries, but some locals are concerned about the safety of the project.
President's promise of emergency aid comes amid partisan demands for water solutions. ...Read More
Insecticides and rat poisons, heavily used to protect crops, are killing wildlife, biologists warn. ...Read More
NASA has reactivated a mothballed spacecraft to look for big objects that might strike Earth. ...Read More
White House officials met with Governor Jerry Brown and other state and local leaders Thursday in Los Angeles to talk about climate change. It was the first meeting of the president's newly created Climate Change Task Force outside of the White House. The task force is charged with overseeing federal ...Read More
Soils may be better primed for the next big downpour.
Citizen scientists are helping to track bird species right in their own backyards. Sharol Nelson-Embry of the East Bay Regional Parks District explains how to get in on the largest global bird count this weekend.
The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it's also snapping photos along the way.
U.S. could make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by stopping methane leaks from natural gas pipelines, says a new Stanford study.
Most people associate February with the scent of roses, but there is another scent that seems to be everywhere this time of year, too. Striped skunks around the Bay Area are on edge due to breeding season, using their foul-smelling spray to communicate to each other and protect themselves as they wander looking for mates.
A new trove of soft-body fossils promises to expand the range of time and life-forms available to science as we explore the Cambrian Explosion of a half-billion years ago.