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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.
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.