Federal fishery regulators on Wednesday approved an early closure of the commercial sardine season off Oregon, Washington and California — shutting down the harvest of the highly sought fish for at least the next 14 months.
Medicine’s move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.
Madera County's DA tries to get out in front of an expected wave of water-related thefts.
The latest figures on water conservation in California would seem to bear out the need for more strict, mandatory measures, such as the governor recently announced.
A total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon," will be visible from the Bay Area early Saturday morning.
This week Ancestry.com released a product that it claims can provide glimpses into the lives of your distant descendants.
Governor Jerry Brown orders the state Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory reductions to cut water use by 25 percent.
Scientists use a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds' aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up.
Your surgeon's favorite new assistant? A robotic arm. It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but nimble robot hands are routinely used by surgeons in complex surgeries today. The field has grown dramatically in recent years, with hospitals around the country performing thousands of robot-assisted surgeries every year. And now, ...Read More
Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, talks about the future of our national parks.
Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they’re trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
From more than 900 miles away, Kpetermeni Siakor helped get volunteers to the right neighborhoods in his native Liberia during the height of the Ebola epidemic.
Today Frontline hosts a live chat about its film The Vaccine War with KQED's Lisa Aliferis moderating.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell toured UC San Francisco Mission Bay Thursday, to discuss the White House precision medicine initiative with UCSF’s scientists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
During the SXSW tech conference in Austin, Texas, this past week, we stopped by the office of Chiron Health, a local company that is helping bring virtual doctor visits to patients.
Every winter, California newts leave the safety of their forest burrows and travel as far as three miles to mate in the pond where they were born. Their mating ritual is a raucous affair that involves bulked-up males, writhing females and a little cannibalism.
Startup companies are experimenting with new ways to unlock valuable patient information, in the hopes of lowering health care costs and improving the quality of care.