Nobel-Winning Cal Tech Physicist Murray Gell-Mann Dies at 89Former Cal Tech professor Murray Gell-Mann, acclaimed as a giant of 20th century physics, a Nobel laureate who helped discover and classify subatomic particles such as the quark, has died at his Santa Fe home.
Wet Winter Could Lead To More Earthquakes, UC Berkeley Researchers ClaimThe snow is finally starting to melt after a long wet winter, and according to researchers, that could mean more earthquakes.
Science Of Chocolate Is Center Stage At The Exploratorium After Dark On Valentine's DayThe science of chocolate takes center stage at the Exploratorium After Dark on Valentine's Day.
Big, Bright Super 'Snow' Moon Lights Up Bay Area SkyA full snow moon came out in all its 'supermoon' splendor Monday night, much to the delight of Bay Area skywatchers.
UCSF Researchers: 'Fentanyl Is A Tsunami'; Want Drug Classified As A PoisonResearchers at the University of California in San Francisco want to change the way we think of Fentanyl. In a paper published Tuesday, they called it a “contaminant, and a poison in the heroin stream."
'MacGyver' Consultant Makes His Living As Physics ProfessorFans of the hit CBS Friday night show 'MacGyver' may wonder: how many of the title character's creative contraptions are based on real science? And can any of them be made at home?
'Oscars Of Science' Brings Together Big Names From Tech And HollywoodThe 7th annual Breakthrough Prize Awards--also known as the "Oscars of Science"--were held Sunday evening at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View.
Bay Area Science Festival Caps Off With 'Discovery Day At AT&T Park'Katherine Nielsen and Luciano Del Rio chat with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Bay Area Science Festival happening October 26 through November 3.
Science: Plants Perceive, Respond Like Animals, When AttackedIf the ability to think, feel and respond separates humans and beasts from plants, there's new evidence that shows we are not so different, after all. In fact, when attacked, the response, whether flora or fauna is almost the same.
Secret Tunnels Between Your Brain And Skull Discovered By ScientistsDid you know there are tiny tunnels running from your skull to your brain? Don't worry, no one else did either - until now.
'Survival Of The Laziest' May Be Key To Evolution, Study SuggestsScientists used to believe evolution was all about the "survival of the fittest." A new study is suggesting that the key to survival may actually be laziness.