Journeying through the Great Valley's southern rampart is time better spent than inching up the Grapevine.
What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with an e-book and iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED.
Sometimes you need a break when you're taking Interstate 80 to or from the Sierra. Try this historic quarry in the foothills.
Scientists are looking for elements and molecules that signify life as we know it. But even if they don’t find those molecules, minerals contain important information about the Martian environment. That could help scientists determine if life could have survived on the planet.
As we approach the limits of our power and water, we will face some wrenching decisions with geological dimensions.
The Franciscan rocks of Sunol Regional Wilderness are star players at the frontier of plate tectonics.
The source of the stench in crushed “stinkspar” is a 200-year old mystery. Solving this puzzle took a mixture of old-fashioned chemical analysis and modern instruments.