Researchers may have discovered the initial steps to helping cocaine abusers overcome their addiction. A study conducted by scientists at UCSF and the National Institute of Health found that activating neurons in the brainʼs prefrontal cortex eliminated cocaine addition in lab rats. The paper, pu ... More >>
By ANGELA ZIMMERMAN Geographer Midi Matilda On and On January 31, 2013 The Fillmore Better than: Hearing "Kites" on the radio or "Verona" through headphones. Geographer came home last night after a month on the road, and San Francisco embraced the band with eager and earnest arms. From Portland ... More >>
Will face-recognition technology get an accused killer off the hook?
Gibbs Smith PublishersAs a drug rug-clad, headband-sporting Johnny Mathis might warble, it's beginning to look a lot like Earth Day. Revving up to Thursday, related food-themed happenings abound. Tomorrow, chef Laura Stec and atmospheric scientist Eugene Cordero, Ph.D. will appear at the Ma ... More >>
exo.net Iron Science Teacher fruit cake battle.With a crafty nod to TV's Iron Chef franchise, a local battle called Iron Science Teacher has a similar premise: Take a secret ingredient and use it to make something, in this case a science demo that will fly in an actual classroom. The secret i ... More >>
Another genetic mutation...Milli Vanilli finally has the excuse they've been waiting for: It's not that they can't sing -- they just don't have musical talent in their blood. In the latest edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, U.C San Francisco researchers say they've discovered a regio ... More >>
Not likely, given his lack of spine in opposing the initiative promoting more parking
Our critics weigh in on local exhibits
Arts gadfly Jonathon Keats tries to map the one true Lord on the genetic tree of life via fruit flies, prayer, and KGO radio
By Lessley Anderson
The new docudrama What the #$*! Do We Know!? is a real mind-bender
A UCSF professor organizes a scientific boycott to protest apparent censorship of a study that suggests a link between working at IBM and dying of cancer
VeloSwap rides into town
An atheist Brit and a Hindu Indian pursue their mathematical passion with moving innocence
When it's a question of spectral orbs -- or ectoplasm, or cold spots, or plain old ordinary ghosts -- who are you going to call? Why, Bay Area Paranormal Investigations, of course.
Copenhagen delivers a good lecture, but its key character never quite ignites
God and Science; Potshot or Put-on? You Decide.; Dancing Around the Issue
Disney's Computer-Animated Feature Dinosaur
And Stanford's Dr. Peter Sturrock wants something done about it
The strange quest of San Anselmo's Graham Hawkes, who will dive a two-man submarine to the deepest point in the ocean. If someone gives him $7 million.
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