| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:11 PM
As a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has been studying the effects of Japan’s Fukushima reactor leak since right after it happened, Ken Buesseler had long grown frustrated with the repeated scare stories he was seeing...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Marcella Hazan, whose many cookbooks introduced Americans to the true food of Italy, died Sunday morning at her home in Longboat Key, Fla., according to her husband, Victor Hazan. She was 89 and had been in failing health for several months.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. — The vista from the foothills of Mt. Palomar recalls classic citrus labels, a sea of green dotted with bright orange fruits. Frost-free, with south-facing slopes, pure water and good drainage, this is among the best land in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Broccoli is supposed to be good for you, right? That's what Mom said. But now, researchers in Britain say the veg might be a veritable fountain of youth -- or at least a way to slow painful inflammation and degenerative joint disease such as arthritis....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Coffee is no small part of our daily lives. If you need more evidence of just how vital it has become, UC Davis has opened a coffee-centric training center to give scientists a place to study every aspect of coffee production and global trade.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.
The research, published Tuesday in the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:11 PM
When it comes to using mammograms as a tool to screen women for breast cancer, how do you define success? At a minimum, you’d want to know that women who get mammograms are less likely to die of breast cancer than women who didn’t get the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Here are some findings that could scare you to death: In a study published this week, Finnish and Estonian researchers report that they have identified specific levels of four chemicals circulating in the blood that offer a reliable signal that death is...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week.
The family of four, including Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, and partner...
| Mar 13, 2014
If there's anything more surprising than how quickly and calmly 45 states embraced the new Common Core curriculum standards, it's how quickly and contentiously the backlash erupted.
The standards, which California adopted in 2010, outline the skills and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Among the zillions of decisions that moms and dads make about how to parent, it might seem that determining the appropriate amount of time young children can spend watching TV and playing on tablets and smart phones might be big one.
But it turns out...