Police evacuated a Lawrence Berkeley Lab at about 7 a.m. today after a bomb threat was reportedly sent. According to news reports, firefighters and police were still clearing the area as of 7:40 a.m. The threat came in at about 7 a.m., targeting the EmeryStation East building at 5885 Hollis St.
Don't grab those scissors yet, Phil Spector...According to some San Francisco non-profit called Matter of Trust, donating your hair can help clean up one of the worst oil spills in United States history. The Huffington Post, and plenty of other news media outlets, have recently run straight-faced ... More >>
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
C'mon man. It's not that coldAsk a weather scientist why it's so damn cold today and you'll get two answers, both of them equally valid. The first is a scientific rationale involving high-pressure systems and advection and whatnot. And the second is that San Franciscans are wussies. We told you t ... More >>
The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?
A Quiet Evening With Henry Kissinger; Not That We're Worried, But When Did You Say It Will Be Available?; They Say Your Circulation Gets Worse as You Get Older
In Berkeley, researchers have found a way to identify deadly spores, which could lead to simple, smoke detector-like devices. So why isn't anyone interested?
Local scientists are shrinking chips and wires to atomic scale, revolutionizing the electronics industry. But most of the nanotechnological advances you've read about are outsized hype.
Douglas Hollis combines audio with visual in his larger-than-life environmental sculptures