Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.
In a major move for earthquake safety, Congress set aside $5 million to expand an early warning system that could give Californians valuable time to brace for shaking.
Here in the U.S., if you want to get health information from your direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test, you need to use an online resource like Promethease. The same is no longer true in Canada and the U.K.
More than 58,000 newborns in India died last year from drug-resistant bacteria, according to The New York Times. The global spread of these bacteria, often called "superbugs," has alarmed experts for some years, especially in developing nations where health care spending is low and sanitation is lacking.
Amphibians face tough times as nearly one-third of the species has already lost worldwide. Learn about our local amphibians and what the East Bay Regional Parks District is doing to protect them.
Ten years after arriving at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is still able to send us delightful surprises from a billion miles away. Most recently, it cruised by the large moon Titan and caught a flash of sunlight reflecting off the liquid surface of one of the moon's hydrocarbon seas, Kraken Mare.
Shark fin soup was once served at celebratory banquets in Chinese restaurants across California. But since a ban on shark fins went into effect in 2013, restaurants like Koi Palace, in Daly City, have been experimenting with substitutes.
More than two years after its precisely calibrated landing on the floor of a Martian crater in August 2012, NASA's one ton, SUV-sized Curiosity rover has traveled more than five miles across the rocky, massive Gale crater to the base of an 18,000-foot mountain, Mount Sharp.
Despite a few recent downpours, California remains stuck in one of the most severe statewide droughts on record. But it's far from just California's problem. The state produces a huge percentage of the nation's agriculture — nearly half of all fruits, vegetables and nuts, by some estimates.
One-third of the world's energy use relies on the greenhouse gas-producing coal, and the United Nations released a sobering report last week about its ongoing impact on global climate change. Find out about the Bay Area's own legacy with this fuel source.
A local environmental group is declaring victories for open space preservation and smart growth in the Bay Area.
On Sunday, the United Nations released one of its bluntest and bleakest reports to date on the dangers of global warming. The study from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that the world must cut nearly all greenhouse gas emissions by 2100 in order to head off the ...Read More
LOS ANGELES — A space tourism rocket broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the experimental spaceship's descent deployed too soon, federal investigators say. The cause of Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has not been determined, but investigators found that the craft's ...Read More
Oakland gains character as well as affordable housing from its stock of small and mid-sized apartment buildings. A retrofit plan is being prepared to strengthen this crucial part of the city's fabric against earthquake damage.