The latest word from scientists studying the Arctic is that the polar region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And researchers say the trend isn't letting up. That's the latest from the 2014 Arctic Report Card — a compilation of recent research from more ...Read More
NASA announced that Mars' Gale Crater was once the site of a vast lake that appears to have filled up, dried out and filled up again repeatedly over a much longer period than wet conditions were believed to have persisted.
From KQED Education Do Now: In a mission where the lines between reality and fantasy seem to be blurred, the Mars One team is planning to launch an expedition to establish a human settlement on the red planet. Is it ethical to colonize Mars or other planets?
High salinity of recycled water has deadly effect on the trees, which prefer fog-filled coastal habitats.
NASA reports successful test of new craft designed for deep space mission.
Low precipitation and record high temperatures combine to set startling record.
The year-over-year water-saving rate slid by more than a third in October, worrying officials calling on residents to reduce water usage during record drought.
Sen. Jerry Hill wants action after state 'dodged a bullet' when train derailed along key waterway.
A vehicle named Orion is designed to carry humans into deep space. But most aren't aware it exists.
If you want to go to Mars but can’t quite afford the hundreds of billions of dollars for a ticket, there is another solution: consider instead a trip to the Atacama Desert in Chile.
But the virus isn't new to sea stars, so what triggered the current outbreak remains a mystery.
When a court convicted earthquake scientists of manslaughter, seismologists everywhere feared the worst for their own efforts at informing the public. After the convictions were overturned on appeal this week, experts, journalists and the general public can consider the wider lessons learned.
President Obama sets ambitious goals for greenhouse gas reductions, but the deal faces political battles here and overseas.
A new initiative from UC San Francisco is spelling out the health dangers of sugar in clear terms. The “sugar science” project distilled mountains of research on the health impacts of added sugar and found links to three chronic illnesses. ...Read More
During six weeks every summer, for the past six years, University of California-Berkeley astrophysicist Geoff Marcy and five of his students have spent their nights in a small basement room on campus. The room has a microwave oven, a coffeemaker and a couch with two cushions. But none of ...Read More
They are the clowns of the oak savannah — Acorn Woodpeckers — with their harlequin faces, gregarious habits, and off-kilter laughing calls that inspired Woody Woodpecker. Here in the Bay Area, Acorn Woodpecker colonies are fairly common in the East Bay hills and the western slopes of Mount Diablo, particularly where ...Read More
Where do California's chinook salmon come from? We've all heard the story about the salmon's migration — how young fish just a few inches long travel from the streams and rivers where they were born out through the Delta, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. And we ...Read More