Among the helpful advice and resources that government agencies are sharing after the South Napa earthquake, the most effective product may be the newly released comic book "Without Warning."
Kitchens are a dangerous place to be in an earthquake. Note that the refrigerator moved. (Mina Kim/KQED) I don't like earthquakes, yet I live in quake country. It's a paradox. To mitigate my worry, I err on the side of preparedness. But this post is not to lecture you about creating an ...Read More
Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected 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
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.
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
Reforestation is common after large fires in the West, but some scientists say it’s time to rethink how forests are replanted.
The fragmentation of the Novato meteorite on Oct. 17, 2012, as depicted in a horizontally mirrored image to show the progression of the event (from left to right). (Robert P. Moreno Jr., Jim Albers and Peter Jenniskens/NASA-SETI)It was not a planet killer, like the comet or asteroid that ...Read More
Iconic bald eagles are capturing our hearts through nest webcams that showcase their family dramas online. Learn more about a local eagle family that fledged not one, but two young eagles this year at Lake Chabot Regional Park.
Everybody eats, and no one wants to eat something that could make you sick. But there's a lot of misinformation out there about how and whether you should wash your food. Food safety is an important issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year ...Read More
The popular San Mateo County beach was open to the public for almost a century. Then in 2008, a Silicon Valley billionaire bought the property and closed the only road leading to the beach.
A Tesla electric vehicle being assembled at the Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands. (Guus Schoonewille/AFP/Getty Images) California has set a lofty goal for itself: putting 1.5 million zero-emission cars on the road by 2025. But to reach that target, a lot more people are going to have to buy ...Read More
Flames from Rim Fire consume trees on Aug. 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A 32-year-old man from the Tuolumne County town of Columbia has been charged by a federal grand jury with starting the devastating Rim Fire. Federal prosecutors say that Keith Matthew Emerald faces a ...Read More
Stanford researchers have developed a new way to use fruit flies to sort through the complicated genetics of Type 2 diabetes.
Animation by Michaela Vatcheva “Heirloom” tomatoes. “Hybrid” cucumber seeds. Cereal free of “genetically modified” ingredients. These food labels are everywhere, but what exactly do they mean? In the short animation above, we remove some of the mystery by showing that these terms refer to different ways of creating plants with appealing ...Read More
Those surveyed say they favor mandatory restrictions on water use.
Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.