Science

Will Donald Trump be indicted over hush money payments to Stormy Daniels? Are liberals and conservatives far apart on climate? Should age matter for presidents?

from Left, Right & Center

COVID-19 may be linked to raccoon dogs that were illegally being sold at a seafood market in Wuhan, China. That’s according to a team of international researchers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Earth is approaching catastrophic levels of global warming and irreversible damage within the next decade, but there’s still a little time to avoid calamity, says the U.N.

World must halve CO2 emissions in 7 years to avoid catastrophe

Earth is approaching catastrophic levels of global warming and irreversible damage within the next decade, but there’s still a little time to avoid calamity, says the U.N.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tejal Rao asks: Are fungi here to destroy us or save us?

How accurate is the mushroom apocalypse in 'The Last of Us'?

Tejal Rao asks: Are fungi here to destroy us or save us?

from Good Food

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to crack down on food labels and more clearly define what actually is healthy, particularly when it comes to added sugar.

‘Healthy’ means added sugars are 10% max of calories? Food makers give salty response

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to crack down on food labels and more clearly define what actually is healthy, particularly when it comes to added sugar.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Exploring how science and religion define when human life begins, and the moral, ethical, and practical challenges of defining personhood.

Defining life and personhood: What science, philosophy, and religion have to say

Exploring how science and religion define when human life begins, and the moral, ethical, and practical challenges of defining personhood.

from Life Examined

North Hollywood High School’s science bowl teams cleaned up at last weekend’s regional competition, and are now headed to the nationals in DC to defend their title.

Science bowl: All questions are fair game. Can NoHo students win?

North Hollywood High School’s science bowl teams cleaned up at last weekend’s regional competition, and are now headed to the nationals in DC to defend their title.

from Greater LA

The U.S. Department of Energy announced an accidental lab leak was the most likely origin of COVID-19, but added a caveat of having “low confidence.”

No longer a conspiracy: COVID lab leak theory is entertained by the mainstream

The U.S. Department of Energy announced an accidental lab leak was the most likely origin of COVID-19, but added a caveat of having “low confidence.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another atmospheric river storm system is expected to hit California this week. It’s the latest in a series of storms that have pummeled the Golden State.

CA needs more wet winters to be fully drought-free, says UC Berkeley researcher

Another atmospheric river storm system is expected to hit California this week. It’s the latest in a series of storms that have pummeled the Golden State.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drugmaker Eli Lilly announced on Wednesday that it’ll slash the price of insulin. Why does diabetes continue to increase around the globe?

Why is diabetes up? Environment and more obesity, says doctor

Drugmaker Eli Lilly announced on Wednesday that it’ll slash the price of insulin. Why does diabetes continue to increase around the globe?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Researchers are honing in on why some people develop long COVID, which includes symptoms such as lingering fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath.

Is long COVID a neurological disease? Scientists are doing more research

Researchers are honing in on why some people develop long COVID, which includes symptoms such as lingering fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rare weather is fueling an unusual storm in Southern California. Parts of LA and Ventura County are under a blizzard warning Friday and Saturday.

Blizzard in LA? What weather to expect this weekend

Rare weather is fueling an unusual storm in Southern California. Parts of LA and Ventura County are under a blizzard warning Friday and Saturday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UCLA researchers found that some pills bought from Mexican pharmacies contain life-threatening ingredients such as fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine.

Bought meds at pharmacy in Mexico? Some may contain fentanyl

UCLA researchers found that some pills bought from Mexican pharmacies contain life-threatening ingredients such as fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The film “Good Night Oppy” tells the story of Opportunity, a NASA rover that exceeded expectations, and explored and analyzed the planet’s surface for nearly 15 years.

Encore: NASA’s Opportunity rover: 15 years, thousands of photos, incredible bond with scientists

The film “Good Night Oppy” tells the story of Opportunity, a NASA rover that exceeded expectations, and explored and analyzed the planet’s surface for nearly 15 years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Beekeeper Adam Novicki breaks down the exacting process of almond tree pollination in California.

Join the hive mind as millions of bees come to California for almond pollination

Beekeeper Adam Novicki breaks down the exacting process of almond tree pollination in California.

from Good Food

Nearly 60% of teen girls report feeling persistent sadness or hopelessness – the highest rate seen in the last decade, according to the CDC.

More girls than boys are suffering mentally, says CDC

Nearly 60% of teen girls report feeling persistent sadness or hopelessness – the highest rate seen in the last decade, according to the CDC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four objects flying over the U.S. and Canada have been shot down. The first was a Chinese spy balloon. Officials haven’t said what the three latest objects are.

Unidentified flying objects: Surveillance, science, education?

Four objects flying over the U.S. and Canada have been shot down. The first was a Chinese spy balloon. Officials haven’t said what the three latest objects are.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another big earthquake will hit Southern California someday, but many people are unprepared, and research shows why.

Many of us don’t prepare for earthquakes, but why?

Another big earthquake will hit Southern California someday, but many people are unprepared, and research shows why.

from Greater LA

Since 1959, the Navy has used marine mammals in aquatic missions such as identifying mines. Now their dolphins are resources for studies on aging.

What can US Navy-trained dolphins teach Americans about aging?

Since 1959, the Navy has used marine mammals in aquatic missions such as identifying mines. Now their dolphins are resources for studies on aging.

from Greater LA

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

The ‘big one’ is inevitable. Make plans to prevent disaster

California is susceptible to the earthquakes that recently devastated Turkey and Syria. Seismologist Lucy Jones gives tips on preparing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand