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  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Don't Forget to Check Out the "Blood Moon" Tonight

    Barring any unwanted fog in Sn Francisco tonight, you'll be able to join the rest of humanity and view the "Blood Moon" as it passes over the Bay Area later tonight. First, what's a Blood Moon, you ask? Technically, it's a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a lovely orange color as the ea ... More >>

  • Film

    March 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Unhappily Married? Blame Genetics, UC Berkeley Study Says

    What's the secret to a happy marriage? Communication? Openness? A willingness to have and to hold your partner's hand even when they're purchasing that tub of Red Vines from Costco again?According to a new study released today, scientists at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University posit that the key ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2013
  • Music

    April 3, 2013
  • News

    August 29, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 29, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Total Eclipse May Be Eclipsed By Crap Weather

    "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."​Science and religion make for an odious mixture. But tonight, legions of astronomers of the professional and amateur variety will be praying for clear skies to better see a total lunar eclipse. Should their prayers not be an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Ernest Gallo Research Center Discovers Human Jug-Wine Gene

    "Back off, I'm a scientist." Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center have discovered a region of the human genome that determines how the body reacts to jug wine, according to findings announced in the Dec. 8 online edition of the Proceedin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007
  • News

    November 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007
  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Pollution Absolution

    A company is dumping questionable materials into the ocean so that you can buy forgiveness in the form of carbon credits

  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Mother Nature or Nurture?

    The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007
  • News

    March 7, 2007

    Psycho Dogs

    What makes canines go crazy? The answer is in their genes.

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Global Warning

    Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?

  • Culture

    June 28, 2006
  • Culture

    May 31, 2006
  • Calendar

    October 20, 2004

    Beautiful Nature

    A new museum connects art and the environment

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Bioscience Warfare

    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.

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2003

    Moonstruck

    Two museum events that'll turn your kids into space cadets

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    The New Defenders

    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?

  • Culture

    November 14, 2001

    Quantum Love

    Sex, romance, and physics at the Magic Theatre

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Conundrum

    At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.

  • News

    July 11, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Pulling the Plug on Electric Cars; Hypocrisy, Pro and Con; God, More Letters

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Looking for God at Berkeley

    A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    The Battle for Walpert Ridge

    A lawsuit over a proposed Hayward country club promises to be more than just another environmentalists-vs.-developers fight

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000
  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Secrets of Almaden

    An elegant experiment at a Bay Area lab echoes through the world of quantum physics

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Ca$h for Genes

    After billionaire pedophile Larry Hillblom died, illegitimate children began stepping forward to demand part of his estate. It took cutting-edge genetic sleuths to prove that they were, indeed, to the mogul born.

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Genes Without Frontiers

    The so-called gene chip could revolutionize the way we treat cancer patients. That is, if biotech firms don't keep it out of doctors' hands.

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    Small Wonders

    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.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 1999
  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Science of the Lambs

    Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    Lab Rats

    UCSF's Stanley Prusiner is a Nobel laureate and superstar of medical research. But employees don't feel safe working for him.

  • News

    April 7, 1999

    Coming Clean

    Environmental group targets Stanford investment muscle

  • News

    February 10, 1999

    M

    As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    Gonna Fly Now

    Trading with the enemy helps a Berkeley geneticist divine the secrets of the fruit fly

  • News

    July 15, 1998

    From Bang to Net

    How Arno Penzias, who won the Nobel Prize for confirming the universe started with a Big Bang, turned his back on pure science and became an investment banker for Silicon Valley

  • News

    June 17, 1998

    Pulling the Wings Off Flies

    A scientist discovers what makes the insects so agile -- and why NASA should care

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1998
  • News

    April 1, 1998

    Heavenly Secrets

    How the NASA researchers who inspired the film Contact outfoxed Congress and continued the search for intelligent aliens

  • News

    February 4, 1998

    Snake Eyes

    A scientist wonders what the inscrutable snake has to teach us

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    The Name is Nino. El Nino.

    Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Planet Wars

    Last year, two Bay Area astronomers said they had discovered planets outside our solar system and became instant media celebrities. Now, Paul Butler and Geoff Marcy face prominent scientific challengers who contend some of the new planets are nothing but

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