QUEST Community Science Blog
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.
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.
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.
While scientific research isn’t always fun it can be a "walk in the park" when it involves bird watching. Get a first-hand account of one of the largest and longest-running “Citizen Science” projects in the world, Audubon's Christmas Bird Count.
The rare meteorite that fell in the Sierra foothills this spring yielded a rich harvest of scientific data.
California regulators are expected to release new fracking regulations by the end of the year. Most fracking rules come under state jurisdiction, and different states have different approaches.
Just in time for the imminent event of Solar Maximum, Chabot Space & Science Center is opening a new solar exhibition that features the latest in stunning ultraviolet satellite imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory!
Last summer, a group of top scientists warned that our penchant for growth and consumption may be pushing earth toward an irreversible tipping point. The days when scientists could share their results with just their colleagues are over, says NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco. It's time for scientists to help solve our "wicked problems."