These seventh graders, from the KIPP Bridge Charter School in West Oakland, have never lived in a world without Jay Z and Kanye West ubiquity. They were born roughly around the time Yeezy was making the beat for "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)". But being just a fraction of your age doesn't mean they're not way mo ... More >>
Andrew GormanSchool's out, kids! The understandable fears sparked by San Bruno's immolation have led to some abrupt curriculum changes for hundreds of Bay Area students. Yesterday, three different West Bay schools were evacuated due to gas odors. San Bruno's Portola Elementary, and San Francisco' ... More >>
Random Night Out/Nick McGlynnThe embodiment of random, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, appears to "Ice" Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the Webby Awards after-party.Icing, for the uninitiated, is a prank popular among bros, and start-up co-founders apparently, in which victims are requir ... More >>
There are plenty of space cadets in San Francisco, but Yuri's Night celebrates a man for actually leaving Earth's atmosphere. And it does this with a very Bay Area-style party, combining high technology, creative styling, and a huge dance party. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin officially became th ... More >>
Science news flash to supposed Google geniuses: Astronauts don't leave footprints on suns!Google, the ubiquitous search engine famously based on complex, supposedly-more-accurate-than-the-competition algorithms, Monday graced its homepage with a glaring, scientific error. The July 17 ... More >>
Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind
They'd like to teach the world to boat
A veteran of the Apollo program continues a quixotic quest to send a small rocket of his own design 60 miles high and, in the process, save his soul. Maybe ours, too.
Darwin's Finches wonders what'd happen if humans lived outside any "natural" habitat
As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?
UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators