Science & Technology

Elon Musk’s Hawthorne-based company, SpaceX, recently delivered four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

from Greater LA

Scientists are turning to anything they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Parler was launched in 2018, the goal was to be a haven for free speech.

Conservatives flock to social media platform Parler in the wake of the election

When Parler was launched in 2018, the goal was to be a haven for free speech.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week LA Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed small gatherings and parties for yet another spike in Covid cases in the region.

COVID testing FAQ: Types, accuracy, and how much you should trust them

This week LA Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed small gatherings and parties for yet another spike in Covid cases in the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The number of new coronavirus cases in this country is at an all-time high, with 145,000 reported yesterday.

Hospitals forced to ration care as COVID cases surge nationwide

The number of new coronavirus cases in this country is at an all-time high, with 145,000 reported yesterday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Video games have been an escape for many during quarantine, and this week, two competing companies released new consoles.

Latest Playstation, Xbox consoles capitalize on cutting-edge tech with a side of nostalgia

Video games have been an escape for many during quarantine, and this week, two competing companies released new consoles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is expected to reach a million COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Nearly a dozen counties regressed back to more restrictive tiers in the state’s pandemic reopening plan.

Trump hampers incoming Biden administration from preparing COVID response

California is expected to reach a million COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Nearly a dozen counties regressed back to more restrictive tiers in the state’s pandemic reopening plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“It is the butt of a lot of jokes," says reporter Miriam Kramer of the U.S. Space Force. "But it's also extremely useful.

The US Space Force under Biden, getting Americans back on the moon, and NASA’s climate work

“It is the butt of a lot of jokes," says reporter Miriam Kramer of the U.S. Space Force. "But it's also extremely useful.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is poised to hit 1 million coronavirus cases on Thursday. Los Angeles remains the epicenter of the virus with more than 2,000 new cases on Tuesday.

Mark Ridley-Thomas on LA’s COVID spike and options for removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva

California is poised to hit 1 million coronavirus cases on Thursday. Los Angeles remains the epicenter of the virus with more than 2,000 new cases on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Biden wants to restrict oil and gas drilling, expand mileage standards for SUVs, and make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

Paris climate accord, electric vehicles, fracking: What to expect from a Biden administration

Biden wants to restrict oil and gas drilling, expand mileage standards for SUVs, and make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

Pfizer shows promising COVID vaccine trial results, as Joe Biden names his coronavirus task force

The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

According to food writer and DIY activist Sandor Ellix Katz, the English language uses the word “fermentation” to describe both the literal process of yeast and bacteria transforming…

Drawing connections between the microbial community and human culture

According to food writer and DIY activist Sandor Ellix Katz, the English language uses the word “fermentation” to describe both the literal process of yeast and bacteria transforming…

from Good Food

The Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 last week.

Whether FDA’s approval of Remdesivir is politically driven

The Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vaccines commonly contain adjuvants — substances that help fire up people’s immune systems.

COVID vaccine: Can immunity-boosting compounds from a Chilean tree help?

Vaccines commonly contain adjuvants — substances that help fire up people’s immune systems.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year, researchers with the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab tagged three times as many sharks as last year, even with fewer marine biologists in the field because of COVID safety…

Sharks along Southern California coast: Researchers are seeing three times as many as before

This year, researchers with the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab tagged three times as many sharks as last year, even with fewer marine biologists in the field because of COVID safety…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

From Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer to air purifiers and bleach, people are using whatever they can get their hands on to try to kill the coronavirus.

The benefits and risks of using UV light to fight COVID

From Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer to air purifiers and bleach, people are using whatever they can get their hands on to try to kill the coronavirus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

3D-printed structure in Fox Hills aims to disrupt housing design

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

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QAnon followers are targeting incumbent lawmakers with vicious online attacks and death threats. California State Senator Scott Wiener is one of those lawmakers.

California State Senator Scott Wiener on personal attacks by QAnon, and misinformation on social media

QAnon followers are targeting incumbent lawmakers with vicious online attacks and death threats. California State Senator Scott Wiener is one of those lawmakers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Przewalski horses, wild horses that are native to central Asia, are critically endangered. Only 2000 of them remain.

Przewalski horses are endangered. San Diego scientists created a clone

Przewalski horses, wild horses that are native to central Asia, are critically endangered. Only 2000 of them remain.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

John Luker is standing on the top of a 3,000 foot hill at Sage Ranch Park, surrounded by largely undeveloped land on the border of LA and Ventura County.

Tribal designation at toxic Santa Susana Field Lab could protect land but further delay cleanup

John Luker is standing on the top of a 3,000 foot hill at Sage Ranch Park, surrounded by largely undeveloped land on the border of LA and Ventura County.

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