As big proponents of hand-washing, we're a little grossed out to leave the house today after reading that only 5 percent of people who wash their hands after using the toilet actually do it properly enough to keep the nastiness at bay. Michigan State University researchers observed 3,749 people in ... More >>
There are two basic questions about The Manti Te'o Dead Girlfriend Hoax that we all want to know: 1. Was he, for real, completely fooled all the way up until December 6, as he says? With time, and enough pre-draft NFL investigations, that'll all probably come out. More interesting, though: 2. H ... More >>
UC college chicks don't need daddy to pay for school and all those four-year parties anymore, but what they do need are their sugar daddies. A new study shows that an increasing number of female students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are tapping sugar daddies for college tuition -- and they have hi ... More >>
Will face-recognition technology get an accused killer off the hook?
Kim Severson's byline is well known in the San Francisco food world. Before moving on to the New York Times, where she covers national food stories, she was at the San Francisco Chronicle, her reportage graduating from the food section to the front page. This April, Severson published Spoon Fed: ... More >>
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
In a quest for fame and fortune, a unicycling superhero battles the stigma of a troubled past.
UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
Born to sell, would-be America's Cup skipper Dawn Riley puts her birthright to work
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art