Fifteen months after a native plant thought to be extinct was rediscovered in San Francisco, local botanists have succeeded in growing it and are making plans to plant it out in the wild.
Post on Jan 19, 2011 by Gabriela Quirós
Air pollution may seem like an urban problem, but it’s becoming an increasing concern in California’s national parks.
Post on Oct 29, 2010 by Lauren Sommer
When I began this story, it seemed pretty simple. I'd heard that scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab were working to mimic photosynthesis and create a man-made version of the process that could supply us with renewable energy.
Post on Nov 20, 2009 by Lauren Sommer
Last Thursday, February 12th, was the inaugural evening of NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, a weekly science evening for adults. It was also Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. To honor the father of evolution, Academy researchers unveiled Darwin's Carnival, a collection of curious specimens brought out from our collections, including Botany, Ornithology & Mammalogy, Entomology, Herpetology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geology, and the Library Archives.
Post on Feb 19, 2009 by Cat
Do-it-yourself tabletop biosphere..Last season, QUEST TV went on a field trip to the Maker Faire to see some of the wacky do-it-yourself things coming out of people’s garage work shops. This season, we took Quest Radio Editor Andrea Kissack out to the Make Magazine Test Lab to tinker and experiment with some of our favorite [...]
Post on Apr 15, 2008 by Chris Bauer
It's almost spring: time for sultry nights, birds, bees, renewal and the sweet promise of new love. For us humans, that might mean flirty skirts, a new perfume, a dapper new hat or hip hair cut, all in the hopes of attracting a new, or very old and loyal, perfect mate. Plants also feel the [...]
Post on Mar 12, 2008 by Amy Gotliffe