These Pakistani students want out of coronavirus-stricken Chinese city. Their government says no
Pakistan has resisted calls to evacuate several hundred students from the virus-hit city of Wuhan, a decision that hinges on health as well as politics. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Shashank Bengali, Aoun Sahi Source Type: news

China fires officials as coronavirus infections soar
A Hong Kong epidemiologist says confirmed coronavirus cases are just "the tip of the iceberg," but it's not yet clear what that iceberg looks like. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alice Su Source Type: news

Doctors fight coronavirus outbreak with drugs that target HIV, malaria and Ebola
As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

Two-thirds of California students didn't meet science standards. Here's why
About 30% of California students who took the first California Science Test met or exceeded the new "Next Generation Science Standards" (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

China reports more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases overnight. Here's what that means
The sudden jump reflects a change in counting methods that now includes many sick people who were previously uncounted. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alice Su Source Type: news

California's new early warning earthquake app features a shaking countdown
A new earthquake early warning app for smartphones has been released, offering users across California the ability to see a countdown before shaking arrives. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

How deadly is the new coronavirus? Scientists race to find the answer
It's the biggest medical mystery on the planet: Just how deadly is the new coronavirus from China? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

NASA gives JPL green light for mission to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth
After years of planning, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are going ahead with a mission to visit Mars and bring a sample of the red planet back to Earth. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Disappointing results from two experimental Alzheimer drugs
Two drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people with a genetic predisposition to develop Alzheimer's disease at a relatively young age. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Coming soon: The first pictures of the sun's north and south poles
A new spacecraft is about to blast off for the sun, where it will capture the first-ever images of the north and south poles. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Misinformation about the coronavirus abounds, but correcting it can backfire
With so much false information circulating about the coronavirus outbreak, health officials are trying to set the record straight. Here's why that can backfire. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

What is a pandemic? Does the coronavirus qualify?
The coronavirus outbreak is declared a global public health emergency, but does it qualify as a pandemic? We explain the difference and why it matters. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

How to prevent coronavirus: Wash your hands and ditch the mask
A face mask won't do much to protect you from the new coronavirus from China. If you want to reduce your risk of getting sick, focus on washing your hands. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

What happens if the coronavirus outbreak becomes a pandemic?
Despite the colossal efforts to contain the new coronavirus, scientists are quietly preparing for an increasingly likely outcome: A full-blown global pandemic. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Coronavirus fears, rumors, misinformation roil Alhambra schools
But Alhambra doesn't plan to cancel classes, district spokesman says. Don't rely on 'rumor and hysterical social media posts,' he adds. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Calorie counts on nutrition labels may not be as precise as you think
Calorie counts on food labels seem like an immutable guide to help you track what you eat. But the numbers on nutrition labels may be imprecise. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: What to look for if you think you might be sick
A coronavirus infection can have common symptoms like a cough or fever. There can also be serious problems, including pneumonia or kidney failure. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

What are your questions about the coronavirus?
Have questions about the coronavirus? Our Times reporters will try to answer them here. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Seth Liss Source Type: news

Three new coronavirus patients confirmed in Northern California, bringing total to six statewide
Two of the three patients diagnosed with the virus had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Adam Elmahrek, Matt Hamilton Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak is now an international 'public health emergency,' WHO declares
The World Health Organization has decided that the coronavirus outbreak is now a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

'Bittersweet day.' NASA says farewell to its Spitzer Space Telescope
After studying the cosmos for 16 years, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will shut down Thursday after mission officials send the observatory its final command. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

How prepared is the U.S. health system for a major coronavirus outbreak?
As the new virus spreads beyond China, officials in the U.S. have confidence in the CDC. But experts also have questions about local, state and national coordination. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

U.S. life expectancy rises for the first time in 4 years — but just a little
Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is just a month, but it marks a temporary halt to a downward trend. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Worry and confusion arise as Americans flee coronavirus in Chinese city
A plane evacuating 201 Americans from the Chinese city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak landed Wednesday in Southern California. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cindy Chang Source Type: news

New coronavirus spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats
The new coronavirus from China spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats before ultimately infecting humans. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Five burning questions scientists want to answer about the outbreak
There are many things scientists really wish they knew about the coronavirus that has sickened thousands of people and caused at least 132 deaths. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Coronavirus: China has quarantined 50 million people. Experts worry that might backfire
The unprecedented lockdown of China's seventh-largest city to cope with the coronavirus outbreak has turned Wuhan into "a ghost town," says one American who lives there. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, China agrees to accept help from WHO
Chinese authorities agreed to allow the World Health Organization to send experts to China to assist with research and containment of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

What's tangling up the humpback whales? A food chain snarled by climate change
Scientists solve a mystery and show the damaging domino effect of one dramatic shift in the marine ecosystem. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

Coronavirus full coverage: Cases grow around the world as China scrambles to contain the virus
The new virus comes from a large family of what are known as coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. It causes cold- and flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever and, in more severe case, shortness of breath. It can worsen to pneumonia, which can be fatal. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

The coronavirus from China is new, and that makes everything dicier
Any time a "novel" virus appears on the scene, things immediately become much more complicated. That's certainly the case with the coronavirus from China. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

In New York City's Chinatown, residents and doctors brace for coronavirus' arrival
Residents of New York City's Chinatown expect the coronavirus to arrive from China as people travel abroad to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Should you panic about the coronavirus from China? Here's what the experts say
If the coronavirus outbreak in China were a Hollywood movie, now would be time to panic. But in real life, most Americans have no need, experts say. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

The American dream may help the poorest among us live longer. Here's why
Americans living in counties with more opportunities to get ahead live longer than those living where it's most difficult to improve their lot in life. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

It's too early to declare China coronavirus outbreak an 'emergency,' WHO says
The new coronavirus in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Everything you need to know as the China coronavirus spreads
How big is the threat posed by the new coronavirus from China? Here's a look at what experts know as the outbreak spreads. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner, Soumya Karlamangla, Hannah Fry Source Type: news

Use-of-force incidents against homeless people are up, LAPD reports
An LAPD commander pointed to the city's growing homeless population and an uptick in crimes committed by and against homeless people. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Leila Miller Source Type: news

China coronavirus: 440 cases reported, including 9 deaths, as millions travel for the Lunar New Year
The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 9, began at a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan. It can spread among humans, officials confirm. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cindy Chang Source Type: news

Chinese coronavirus outbreak has reached U.S. shores, CDC says
An man in Washington state has been sickened by the new coronavirus spreading through Asia, marking the first confirmed case in the U.S. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Q & A: What is coronavirus? What you should know about the virus behind the outbreak in China
Health officials around the world are keeping a close watch on an outbreak of a virus in China. Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

China coronavirus: Anxiety rises as millions travel for the Lunar New Year
The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 6, began at a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan. It can spread among humans, officials confirm. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cindy Chang Source Type: news

Court dismisses climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans
A lawsuit by young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policies jeopardize their future and violate their constitutional rights has been dismissed. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Coronavirus screenings to begin at LAX, two other U.S. airports amid outbreak in China
Federal authorities in three U.S. airports will begin screening travelers arriving from Wuhan, China, for signs they may be infected with a new coronavirus spreading in Asia. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

There's more than one way to age. How are you doing it?
Stanford captured a comprehensive view of how we age by profiling 43 healthy adults and taking extensive measurements of their molecular biology over two years. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Turning carbon into concrete could win UCLA team a climate victory — and $7.5 million
A UCLA team is vying for the Carbon XPrize, a competition to see who can recycle the most CO2 by turning it into useful products like concrete. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Julia Rosen Source Type: news

CTE rears its ugly head again with new Aaron Hernandez documentary
A new Netflix documentary on Aaron Hernandez makes CTE a topic of conversation yet again. The former NFL star was diagnosed with the disease after his death. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Chuck Schilken Source Type: news

Scientists were stumped when seabirds started dying. Now they have answers
A new study suggests that a 'blob' of warm ocean water in 2015 disrupted the food web of the Pacific, triggering the starvation and deaths of thousands and thousands of sea birds, including the common murre. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Lu Source Type: news

What caused die-off of Pacific seabirds in 2015? A warm 'blob' disrupted their food web
A new study suggests that a 'blob' of warm ocean water in 2015 disrupted the food web of the Pacific, triggering the starvation and deaths of thousands and thousands of sea birds, including the common murre. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Lu Source Type: news

2019 was the second-warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA say
2019 was the second-warmest year since scientists began taking temperatures in 1880, government scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

This firm spent big to see if 'earthquake lights' could warn of temblors. It didn't work
Stellar Solutions Inc. has mothballed a costly project aimed at improving detection of electromagnetic pulses - 'luminosities' - thought to precede earthquakes. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Louis Sahagun Source Type: news