The Bay Area’s proving to be a trendsetter in yet another way: events that celebrate science. The annual Bay Area Science Festival is getting underway with 50 events over 10 days.
The San Jose Children's Discovery Museum has a new program that introduces seventh, eighth and ninth graders to digital SLR cameras and the basic principles of photography. It's also a first-time science experience for many students.
The science of earthquake prediction is fraught with the human tendency to seek conclusions beyond the reach of the data. In this setting, even the fruitless hypothesis of sunspots is seductive.