By now you've probably heard that a major food fight is going down on the state ballot on Tuesday. If passed, Proposition 37 would require a label on any genetically engineered foods and food products sold in California -- an unprecedented move that could end up shaping food policy on a national lev ... More >>
Cellphone users in the 21st century are just like cigarette smokers were in the 1950s -- addicted to the buzz. But, like cigarettes, do cellphones really need "warning labels" alerting us to the potential health dangers? Well, that's exactly what San Francisco is trying to find out.On Thursday, the ... More >>
Today, Blur frontman Damon Albarn concerns himself with 16th-century alchemists, playing music in the aisles of speeding commuter trains, and how obnoxious those 2012 Olympic bed linen sets and pictogram aprons truly are. We here in the States know what it's like to be the center of Albarn's unwave ... More >>
There's gold in them thar towers.San Francisco is always looking for new ways to close the budget gap. And with a more than $300 deficit this year, it's time politicians get a little more creative. The city's Planning Department is suggesting the city could rent out city facilities to cell phone ... More >>
If the death rays don't get you, the talcum powder will.Paranoid San Franciscans who have long sought affirmation that radio waves threaten public health finally got a hat tip from the World Health Organization, which now says cell phones are "possibly carcinogenic."But before you throw your iPho ... More >>
Dr. Geoff Manley, the neurosurgeon taking over the care of Bryan Stow today.Bryan Stow, the Giants fan suffering brain damage after being beaten by Dodgers fans, will be delivered to a hospital on the Giants' home turf today. Stow is set to arrive at San Francisco General Hospital by 5 p.m., a ho ... More >>
Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her lifes work.
Castro version coming Monday...Large numbers of gay men and lesbians will be locking lips in the Castro on Monday. Yeah, yeah, yeah -- but this time it's organized. And for the greater good! The kiss-in is one of many held worldwide on May 17 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and T ... More >>
Helping Haiti doesn't have to only pump your pocketbook. Use your breasts. In a Valencia Street store window: Hope For Haiti A slew of human breast milk associations (yes, there are many) are imploring women with a generous heart and lactating bosoms to donate their milk to the closest milk ... More >>
i,max via FlickrGrist has a nicely conspiratorial analysis (*cue X-Files music*) of the current investigations into the origin of the swine flu epidemic. Among the highlights: The World Health Organization helped author a paper for Science that pinpointed the likely source of the swine flu as La Gl ... More >>
Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it
A new film denouncing corporate ruthlessness could use some downsizing of its own
Despite their hatred of Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis living in the U.S. oppose Bush's war
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.