Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast

In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.

In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.

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Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 13, 2020
The state will take on additional debt to finance CIRM, which will now continue to fund stem cell research, training, and clinical trials.
California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2020
If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.
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California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2020
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
Catherine Offord | Apr 22, 2020
Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Amy Schleunes | Mar 2, 2020
More cases emerge across the country as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3,000.
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Berkeley Labs Face Power Outage Amid Wildfire Threat
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
The utility company PG&E has cut electricity to much of the Bay Area as a preventive measure.
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 8, 2019
Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.
Stem Cell Funding Agency CIRM Is Nearly Out of Funds
Stem Cell Funding Agency CIRM Is Nearly Out of Funds
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been funding research since it formed in 2004, giving out nearly $3 billion in grants to date.
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
Jef Akst | May 9, 2019
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency says that evidence of the chemical’s link to neurological problems in children is overwhelming.
Image of the Day: On the Rocks
Image of the Day: On the Rocks
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
Otters leave distinct patterns of wear on rocks they use for pounding mussels.
Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge
Eastern Monarchs Flourish While Western Numbers Plunge
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019
In the last year, the butterfly’s eastern group has more than doubled its hibernation area while the other population waned. Plus, researchers are moving trees to save monarch habitat.
2018 in Quotes
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.