QUEST Community Science Blog
Help the Bay Area be better represented in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count!
Don't be surprised, be delighted if your current or future romantic partner treats you to a day straight up on the rocks.
If you visit the slice of Central California serenity known as Pinnacles, you might notice the sign out front now says, “National Park.”
One of the more popular exhibits at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is the wetlab. The exhibit is getting a little long in the tooth so I was looking for ways to give it a bit of a refresh.
Coyotes, reviled for preying on sheep and goats, are the most targeted predator in the U.S. This week, hunters in the tiny Modoc County town of Adin will compete in a contest to kill the most coyotes to protect their livestock–even though research shows that killing coyotes results in higher reproductive rates.
Ground squirrels in our local parks and grasslands are related to groundhogs. Find out more about their role in weather predictions and grassland ecology.
In the age-old war between Northern and Southern California, a change in the science has changed the politics.
The comparison between Earth-side mountain exploration and the planned expedition by the Mars rover Curiosity came to my mind as I read a book my family got me over the holidays: Last Climb, the story of the legendary Mount Everest expeditions of George Leigh Mallory.
There is no Bay Area peak more central than San Bruno Mountain, and it's remarkably unspoiled.
After federal wildlife officials removed endangered species protections on wolves in the Rocky Mountains, hunters quickly killed them by the hundreds. If California's lone wolf leaves the state, he could meet a similar fate.
Learn the survival secrets of our winter visitors, the yellow-rumped warblers.
Enjoy a quiet canyon amid the noise, haste and rumpled rocks of the East Bay.