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  • Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub

    Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub
    As the Great Recession decimated U.S. job growth, one sector continued to thrive: biotechnology. Encompassing everything from medical device manufacturing to biopharmaceutical development and the latest diagnostic tools, this industry will no doubt...
  • Climate change may flatten famed surfing waves

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland. Today their wave-riding...
  • As ocean acid grows, coasts and fisheries vulnerable, study says

    WASHINGTON The gradual increase of acid in the oceans threatens coastal communities in 15 states, although the reason for the impact and what to do about it varies widely, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, a group of...
  • Is drought the new normal for Southern California?

    Is drought the new normal for Southern California?
    Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is altering Earth's most important atmospheric weather cell, drawing more moisture into the deep tropics and broadening areas of drought at higher latitudes, according to a new study. The U.S. west, including...
  • Official quits UN climate panel after harassment allegation

    BERLIN Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel studying the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague. The chairman of the...
  • Tired of spilling your coffee? Try a latte instead, scientists say

    Tired of spilling your coffee? Try a latte instead, scientists say
    If you’ve ever had your coffee suddenly slosh out of the drinking hole or over the cup rim and onto your pants, you know the struggle. But according to a team of physicists, there’s an easy solution: Buy a nice, foamy latte instead. The...
  • UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond

    UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond
    On the waterfront seven miles from UC Berkeley, the university owns what is now an isolated and somewhat ramshackle collection of storage facilities and labs. But Berkeley's chancellor envisions it as a future showcase for international education. The...
  • Asia may have seeded European plague outbreaks, study says

    Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353? Maybe you can blame gerbils in Asia. The disease is caused by a...
  • 'American Denial' on PBS' 'Independent Lens'

    'American Denial' on PBS' 'Independent Lens'
    Premiering Monday as part of the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," Llewellyn Smith's "American Denial" takes a social-scientific look at the cognitive dissonance that is American race relations. It's built around and upon "An American Dilemma," a...
  • As I lay dying

    As I lay dying
    I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly...
  • Evolution: Marine animals have grown bigger over time, study says

    Evolution: Marine animals have grown bigger over time, study says
    When it comes to evolution, bigger might really be better. A team of Stanford scientists analyzing the body sizes of marine mammals over nearly 550 million years have found that average body size has increased 150-fold. The findings, published in the...