| Mar 3, 2010
It's been a stinging year for almond growers in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. The bees growers depend on for crop pollination tend to stay inside their cozy hives every time it rains.
"If you can imagine a bee being hit by a raindrop, it's like...
| Jan 13, 2010
When the Hornets need to get right, bring on the Clippers.
Chris Paul scored 15 points and handed out 15 assists as the Hornets beat the Clippers 109-94 Wednesday night at New Orleans Arena. It was the Hornets 12th straight win over the Clippers. The win...
| Jan 15, 2010
Reyah Carlson has been stung by bees more than 25,000 times. On purpose.
Carlson is a practitioner of apitherapy, a controversial form of alternative medicine that uses bee venom to treat everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis.
| Apr 15, 2010
Some ordinary, unassuming household objects have super powers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks.
So the next time you stain a shirt, smell something funky or think about tossing a banana peel, check these 100-plus uses first....
| Apr 15, 2010
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...
| May 6, 2010
Yum, yum. Mac 'n' Cheese and Tomato Soup, the names for coneflowers, make you think of good things to eat.
In reality they are because the butterflies in your garden will like sipping their nectar.
The coneflowers — a stunning golden and tomato-...
| May 7, 2010
Did you know that a cockroach can live for a week without its head? That an ant can lift 20 times its weight? That the termite queen can rule her colony for 15 to 20 years?
Sally Quick knows this stuff and more. As an Orkin Pest Control (orkin.com) route...
| May 8, 2010
In a neighborhood full of lawns, Jeena and Eric Schoenke's front yard stands as an anomaly.
The Burbank residents tore out their front lawn and redesigned the space about a year ago. They poured a patio, created a path, brought in several large boulders...
| May 25, 2010
| 1:59 PM
Powell Gardens has lined up swarms of fun for you to enjoy during this summer's special exhibit. Unless noted, all activities are free with regular Garden admission.
Dave Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit Schedule of Events
Opening Day Events: Saturday, May 29...
| Jan 30, 2010
A night after an overtime loss to Chicago, the Hornets produced one of their biggest wins of the year in overtime at Memphis.
Emeka Okafor's free throw tied the game with 25.4 left in regulation, and the Hornets outscored the Grizzlies 12-5 in overtime...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 6:05 AM
If this nice weather's got your internal seasonal clock all confused, you're not alone. Billions upon billions are in the same boat, and they just may be in your house too.
"It could be a bad season this year for ants. We could have quite a bit of...