Science

Science Programs For Youth (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Extra-Curricular Programs In California Contribute To STEM Careers

California’s public school system contribute to STEM careers by offering science-centric activities through after-school programs.

03/11/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

Google DNA Doodle (Google)

16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodorant

From lightbulbs to your bloodstream, genomes to Terminator-type robots, Google is involved in every aspect of your life–and even in extending life–and possibly preserving your digital self forever.

02/27/2015

Senator James Mountain "Jim" Ihnofe (R-Oklahoma), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Wikimedia Commons)

VIDEO: Chair Of Senate Environment Committee Says Only God Can Change Climate

A video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.

01/29/2015

(Tijuana Secretary of Public Security)

Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014

Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.

12/31/2014

California Academy of Sciences (credit: stanford.edu)

KCBS In Depth: California Academy Of Sciences Proves Popular With Adults

The new Executive Director of California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Jonathon Foley, says institutions like his play an important role in filling educational gaps, but is also popular among adults.

12/15/2014

Here's how the Geminid meteor streaks looked in 2012 above the Judean desert near near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi.  (Photo by: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Look Up! Nature’s Light Show, The Geminid Meteor Shower Is On

Clear skies permitting, the show begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until sunrise. Try to find the darkest patch of sky possible for maximum viewing.

12/13/2014

Alexander Jason shows off a device he says stimulates his brain using electrical current. (CBS SF)

Forget Coffee, Techies Giving Brain An Electric Jolt To Stay More Focused

The latest gadget promising to revolutionize your life is a gizmo that zaps your brain to make it smarter and more focused. Doctors definitely aren’t convinced, but some Bay Area residents swear by it.

11/26/2014

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