The baseball season is underway and these days teams often use statistics to find players with unrecognized potential. That strategy was made famous by the book and movie "Moneyball." At UC Riverside, some players are turning to a different discipline for an edge at the plate: neuroscience. From KPCC in ...Read More
More and more crude oil is being transported into California by rail lines, and questions about safety are prompting local governments and environmentalists to take action.
Scientists continue to learn more about the complex relationships between Eastern and Western Pacific stocks of gray whales and fight to save the Western population as it teeters on the brink of extinction. Learn about the surprising discovery they have made using DNA and satellite tracking with naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.
We're expecting rain late Tuesday and Wednesday, but it's unlikely to help boost water storage. ...Read More
New research has mapped 19th-century earthquake ruptures along the San Andreas Fault in a study that combines geologic and human records.
A team of astronomers released what's being called a monumental discovery this week about the origins of the universe. Using telescopes at the South Pole, scientists discovered gravitational waves they say prove that the universe expanded rapidly, less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. Scientists are ...Read More
Clean-up of Mountain View site sends poisons on a costly cross-country journey that poses new hazards. ...Read More
State Assemblyman Richard Bloom is determined to end the use of orcas for water shows in California, where the whales jump through hoops, for example, or carry trainers on their backs.
Humpbacks in the North Pacific have five new populations determined by genetics and breeding locations. They may also be removed from the Endangered Species list since their overall population has rebounded.
Everything's in place, including drought, to allow agency to tap water it has tried to get for decades. ...Read More
Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little visited area. ...Read More
Starfish on the West Coast have been dying in startling numbers. Some observers have documented sea star bodies turning to mush, others described the creatures disintegrating. It's "sea star wasting disease," and scientists don't know what causes it.
Investigation of an ancient Martian meteorite has re-fueled a debate about evidence of possible past life on Mars.
There must be a way to re-use some of our household water without spending a small fortune. ...Read More
27 schools and child care facilities have opt-out rates of 9.9% or higher, a risk for disease outbreaks. ...Read More