I hesitated as I stood in front of the door, like a nervous, awkward kid gathering enough courage to ask out someone clearly out of his league. I was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and four days worth of facial hair, the point at which the wild mix of thin and thick patches of stubble give me an appearan ... More >>
When Comal opened up a year ago, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the bar program from the Bon Vivants, Scott Baird and Josh Harris. As opening delays for Trick Dog pushed along, it was a good place for the bar consultants to showcase some of the skills. Now that the duo is no longer direct ... More >>
In theory, even slight variations on classic recipes can result in new cocktails. The sours category of drinks is the easiest example: Take a Margarita, swap out the tequila for gin, and you have a Gimlet. Or use vodka instead and you have a Kamikaze; sub in rum and you have a Daiquiri. This is cl ... More >>
Combining science and liquor together into a frothy and delicious drink requires the brainpower of the Exploratorium's scientists, and bartending know-how from the Bay Area's best bars. The resulting concoction is the Science of Cocktails night at the Exploratorium happening this Thursday. On it' ... More >>
Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind
Two contemporary music giants descend upon the Bay
An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
The true age of shock and awe, seen in 100 photos of nuclear explosions
How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.
As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?
Trading with the enemy helps a Berkeley geneticist divine the secrets of the fruit fly
While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal