A story that ran last Sunday on All Things Considered about a sixth-grader's science fair project has elicited not just criticism but controversy. Since the student's project built on the work of scientists, she's been accused this week of being a "plagiarist" who "ripped off" earlier work. We ...Read More
Underwater mountain sides in the Verde Island Passage highlight the dive sites' diverse landscapes. (Photo courtesy of Cal Academy of Sciences)By Tara Golshan For seven weeks earlier this year, a group of scientists from the California Academy of Sciences were in the Philippines on a mission to see what ...Read More
A team of Bay Area scientists is biohacking baker's yeast, in an effort to produce proteins that are just like milk proteins, only they're aren't from milk.
Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves. Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment ...Read More
OR-7 has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.
More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.
KQED and the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University have partnered to demystify the topic of energy in a new two-part iBooks Textbook series and iTunes U course.
Europe's Rosetta mission is poised to add another extraterrestrial landfall to a very short list, and top a new list as it becomes the first mission to land a probe on a comet.
Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.
The Richmond City Council is considering Chevron's plans for a $1 billion project at its refinery there. If it's approved, this is one of the last steps before construction on the project would actually begin.
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This screen shot from Blitzortung.org shows lightning strikes in North America. Click on the image to go to the site. The Oakland A's ballpark, already afflicted by intermittent sewage problems, was cursed early this morning by lightning, which brought down power lines and caused a brief power outage. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian ...Read More
This week, All Things Considered is exploring how people interpret probability. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a 70 percent chance of success? One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take ...Read More
What happens to the river ecosystem when tons of coal ash gets mixed into the layer of sediment on the river bottom? Photo credit: Pete Harrison, Waterkeeper Alliance. QUEST North Carolina's Daniel Lane contributed to this article. On a Sunday in February in Eden, North Carolina, a sinkhole formed in the ...Read More
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) by Seth Borenstein AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is ...Read More
Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.
(Getty Images) By David Gorn, California Healthline State officials on Friday said they have not determined whether or not to offer applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy) as a Medi-Cal benefit to children with autism. Federal officials earlier this month issued guidance on the subject, saying it is covered for ...Read More
UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that administering oxytocin may help maintain healthy muscles during aging.