QUEST Community Science Blog
Learn the survival secrets of our winter visitors, the yellow-rumped warblers.
Hydropower provides a good chunk of California's electricity. It relies on a balance of heavy snow in the winter and heavy runoff in the spring. Climate change threatens to throw that balance out of whack, a problem the government isn't examining.
Enjoy a quiet canyon amid the noise, haste and rumpled rocks of the East Bay.
A record number of visitors mobbed San Francisco's Exploratorium on its last day at the Palace of Fine Arts. The mood was bittersweet–not just visitors but a good part of the staff grew up at this place. But for the Exploratorium, the magic of science is where you make it.
You should discuss with your doctor or pharmacist whether ingesting grapefruit could cause an unintentional drug overdose. Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice affects how the body metabolizes certain drugs, and the number of drugs that adversely interact with grapefruit has increased according to new research results.
It's no secret that concussions are endemic in American football at every level, from peewees to the pros, but little is known about the hits that cause them. Stanford University is searching for answers.
Greet the New Year with a hike at the Sibley Volcanic Preserve in the East Bay Regional Park District.
This brand-new national park will be the closest one to the Bay Area. Let's get to know it.
When 23andMe offered their DNA test for just $99, I started to think about giving it for Christmas presents.
Test your knowledge with the second annual KQED QUEST Science Blogs Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz.
Late fall rains signal the start of mushroom season, which can last until spring in the Bay Area. Though only experts should forage and eat wild mushrooms (following park rules about harvesting), anyone can appreciate the rich diversity of these ephemeral fruits of the forest.
One of the giants of climate science talks about extreme weather…and trashes California's plan to cut emissions.