In response to a letter from the FDA, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company in Mountain View, California called 23andMe has agreed to stop providing health data on new purchases of its $99 genetic tests.
Local activists are sounding an alarm over four proposed crude oil projects in the Bay Area. They say they're concerned about the health and environmental implications of the developments.
In San Diego, a club wants to teach scientists the art of small talk and public speaking. ...Read More
Most of the 18 million Americans suffering from depression also have insomnia. Research suggests that a certain remedy for insomnia, known as cognitive behavioral therapy, can double the effectiveness of depression treatment. But it's not widely available. We'll discuss this therapy, which may be as effective as sleeping pills, but ...Read More
Managers of Suisun Bay's legendary "mothball fleet" have winnowed it down to about a dozen ships, from the more than 70 that aroused controversy a few years ago.
San Francisco cleans up a lot of graffiti every year. In the past, the city has used standard industrial solvents for this task, but now, workers will be cleaning up with non-toxic materials, in an effort to protect people and reduce toxic runoff.
The popular shuttle helped Emeryville, Calif., reinvent itself as a business hub. ...Read More
A shelter in place health advisory has been lifted this morning after a fire at a Redwood City recycling facility. ...Read More
Described by bird watchers as the go-to place for the "best birding on the bay," the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is a feather-filled oasis during winter. This is the time that waterfowl migrate through the Pacific Flyway and settle along the California coast for the season.
The eight states that account for about a quarter of the U.S. car market band together to get more electric cars and other "ZEVs" on the road.
Drones are stirring up controversy after Amnesty International released a report Tuesday questioning the legality of some strikes in Pakistan. Here in the U.S., citizens and private companies are hoping to use the technology for much more benign purposes, like taking aerial pictures, monitoring crops, even delivering packages. But right ...Read More
In the U.S., more than 30 million tons of food end up in landfills each year. The food waste occurs throughout the food chain, from farm to table. But now social media is being mobilized to rescue surplus food and keep it from going to waste. ...Read More
Maybe a week before it passes closest to the sun, the dark side of Comet ISON is expected to begin turning into the sunlight. The sudden exposure to the intense radiation could cause a strong outburst of gases into the coma--like a celestial popcorn kernel suddenly bursting.
Scientists are creeping their way toward better understanding of earthquake swarms, those annoying and sometimes damaging seismic pests we get in California.
The notice from Kaiser came in the mail about ten days ago. Luke Donavan's health insurance premiums were going up. A lot. Donavan, 41, of San Francisco, currently pays $841 per month for health insurance for himself, his wife and three young children. Effective Jan. 1, that's going up to ...Read More
Imagine if instead of digging oil up out of the ground and refining it into gasoline, we could just have bacteria make it for us in a big vat somewhere. Researchers from South Korea have done just that -- engineered bacteria to make gasoline -- but many challenges remain before large scale production becomes viable.
Covered California will not be releasing any enrollment figures until mid-November, but San Franciscan Paul Cello says he's already in -- and reports his new insurance will have better benefits, at lower monthly cost than the plan he's on now. Cello originally hails from Florida and says he has friends there ...Read More