Articles Tagged With ‘Science!’

What is a GMO?

By GARY FORESMAN, MD The GMO controversy can only be understood from a systems approach, and a few definitions are needed so we can all understand what we are talking about. Genomics is simply the study of all chromosomal contents... (Continue reading)

Study shows HPV vaccine not linked to promiscuity in girls

A study released in today’s Pediatrics journal found that preteen girls who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have not become any more promiscuous than unvaccinated girls. [USA Today] Lead author of the study Robert A, Bednarczyk used three years... (Continue reading)

All steamed up over fatal oak blight

A new way has been found to battle a particularly lethal plant disease called sudden oak death, which periodically plagues this region and can cause huge financial losses. The baffling and complex disease, it has been discovered, can be eradicated... (Continue reading)

Indestructible tomatoes explained

Consumers have known for years that tomatoes from the grocer often taste bland, have bad texture, and can be as hard as baseballs. And while it is no mystery that the fruit was the result of scientific tinkering to create... (Continue reading)

The blues can be hazardous to health

Failing health and an early death await lonely seniors, a medical study asserts. (San Francisco Chronicle) Loneliness contributes to serious health problems, according to authors of the study, published in the University of California at San Francisco’s Archives of Internal... (Continue reading)

DNA evidence helps convict Paso Robles poacher 

A Paso Robles man was recently convicted of deer poaching after a DNA analysis linked him conclusively to an illegally killed buck. [HuntingNews] Jason Allan Domingos, 37, plead no contest in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to the poaching... (Continue reading)

Balloon Fest 2012, event photos

Wondering what schools are doing today to prepare students to be competitive in the new global economy? On Saturday, June 5, 2012 the Endeavour Institute hosted an exciting STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) oriented Balloon Fest at Tobin... (Continue reading)

Designated drivers may be robots

Vehicles without drivers may soon be zipping around California streets and highways following unanimous approval Monday by the state Senate of authorizing legislation. If the Assembly endorses S.B 1298 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the governor will have the opportunity... (Continue reading)

Rare solar events predicted

Three visually distinctive solar events will occur during the next two weeks, with a rare partial solar eclipse visible Sunday evening. (San Francisco Chronicle) A partial lunar eclipse will follow several days later, and then will come a rare visual... (Continue reading)

Big-box stores abet hate groups?

Walmart, the biggest of the big-box stores, creates some big problems for communities, including a surge in the formation of hate groups, a major university study suggests. [San Francisco Chronicle] The study’s lead author, Dr. Stephan Goetz of Penn State,... (Continue reading)