Scientists were able to engineer a version of the bird flu that can spread between mammals, the first step towards turning this virus into a pandemic. This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous.
A group of biologists asks their peers to start documenting newly discovered and "rediscovered" species by non-destructive techniques instead of killing a specimen to bring home.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More
A new paper attempts to describe a realistic picture of the unimaginable: a colossal cosmic impact that left a crater 500 kilometers across on the ancient Earth.
You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More
The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.
50 years ago today, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska sent shockwaves through earth science itself.
Getting sick in space is no picnic. So scientists are sending bugs to the International Space Station, hoping to better predict some of the physical challenges that may befall astronauts when NASA eventually sends the first human mission to Mars.
A recent study of data collected by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WISE) spacecraft may have exorcised the notion of the hypothetical existence of the fabled "Planet X."
The tree, an albino chimera redwood, stands close to new Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit line in Cotati. ...Read More
And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante.
A porpoise fossil has been unveiled as a unique mammal that skimmed the seafloor with its sensitive, protruding lower jaw.
A group of scientists has reported that they have been able to make current treatments for post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) better and longer lasting in mice. The hope is that these findings may one day pave the way for better treatments for the 7-8% of people who suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.
Scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence how much snow falls in the Sierra Nevada. The research could help make weather forecasting more accurate and improve how California manages its water supply.
No early reports of damage or injuries. Quake hit at 10:18 p.m., centered off Humboldt coast. ...Read More
Experts have tracked a group of rare meteorites back to a single source on Marsthe crater Mojave near the red planet's equator.
In Washington state, wolves and deer are playing out a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that could have profound impacts on the ecosystem. Watch the video and find out what conservationist, Fred Koontz has to say about the need to protect "the big bad wolf." ...Read More