Chicago homeowners, take note: you’ll get a better return on your investment if you buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is high, rather than pay to secure your water heater against earthquake damage. (Read the full story)
Viral doesn’t even begin to describe last spring’s wild ride for Chai Jing’s “Under the Dome,” a 104-minute documentary on air pollution in China. (Read the full story)
Stacked in gravity-defying arrangements in the western San Bernardino Mountains, granite boulders that should have been toppled long ago by earthquakes are maintaining a stubborn if precarious balance. In puzzling out why these rocks still stand, researchers have uncovered connections between Southern California’s San Jacinto and San Andreas faults that could change how the region plans for future earthquakes. (Read the full story)
A deadly fungus identified in 2013 could devastate native salamander populations in North America unless U.S. officials make an immediate effort to halt salamander importation, according to an urgent new report published today in the journal Science. (Read the full story)
Finalist Cynthia Ndubuisi grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and began working at age eight to help support her mother’s business. Her own business, Kadosh Production Company, is working on a new way to dry cassava peels and market them to goat farmers.(Read the full story)
CHICAGO — One of the largest surveys of American views on religion and science suggests that the religious and scientific communities may be less combative than is commonly portrayed in the media and in politics.
Only 27 percent of those surveyed said that they viewed science and religion as being in conflict with each other, with about equal percentages of those people “siding with either religion or science.” (Read the full story)
Are the freeways, bike lanes and parking lots of San Francisco shaped as much by ideology as geography? SF State’s Jason Henderson thinks so, and he says the city isn’t alone in mixing politics and mobility. (Read the full story)