Articles Tagged With ‘Science!’

Discrimination at Cal Poly? Say it isn’t so, part two

Discrimination at Cal Poly? Say it isn’t so, part two OPINION By NATE HONEYCUTT (Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part opinion piece.) Does the study by the young researcher show that Cal Poly meets the “legal definition... (Continue reading)

What is stress reduction?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series on stress management.) In Part I of the series I gave a very physiologic perspective to the definition of stress. Of course, everyone’s own subjective... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student dies on campus

A Cal Poly student died early Sunday morning outside his residence hall on campus. [Tribune] Second-year biology major Brandon Huang stopped breathing around 11:56 p.m. Saturday outside Poly Canyon Village. University police performed CPR on Huang, 20, but they did... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker proposes earthquake warning system

State Senator Alex Padilla has introduced a bill to create a statewide early warning system for earthquakes that would cost at least $80 million. [Mercury News] The proposed system would warn residents up to 60 seconds in advance of an... (Continue reading)

Myers’ Cocktail

By GARY FORESMAN As each day goes by, we hear about the epidemics of illnesses not adequately treated by Western medi¬cine. Whether drug-resistant infections or chronic illnesses that drugs may mask the symptoms of but can never actually treat, people... (Continue reading)

Balloon Fest 2012, event photos

The sun dawns on a huge group of excited teenagers all intensely engaged and excited by an opportunity to do science and engineering on Dec. 8. Eighty-Seven students in 24 teams from local middle and high schools compete to answer... (Continue reading)

Megastorms could flood portions of California’s Central Coast

Editor’s note: The article will appear in the January 2013 issue of Scientific American. They are making it freely available now because of the flooding underway in California. By Michael D. Dettinger and B. Lynn Ingram Huge flows of vapor... (Continue reading)

Re-thinking ginkgo

By GARY FORESMAN Much confusion exists regarding the efficacy, or lack thereof, of ginkgo for the enhancement of memory. Recently a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial assessed the utility of a standardized ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in the treatment of... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control... (Continue reading)

Coffee and life

By GARY E. FORESMAM MD In a recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article, many questions about coffee consumption and mortality were answered. As you know from my article, the complex “herbal” preparation known as coffee has a potent... (Continue reading)