NASA's going back to the moon and must confront a familiar enemy: Dust
Stardust is romantic, but moon dust a potential hazard as NASA prepares to return to the lunar surface. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Supershear earthquakes are super powerful, and a lot less rare than previously thought
New research finds that violent supershear earthquakes are more common than previously believed, particularly along mature strike-slip faults like the San Andreas. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Nicholas Goldberg: Can scientists moonlight as activists — or does that violate an important ethical code?
Traditionally, scientists have been discouraged from engaging in advocacy. But with the climate crisis, attitudes are changing. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicholas Goldberg Source Type: news

Nicholas Goldberg: Should I call my doctor "doctor" or is that pass é?
A new study shows that only about 8 in 100 patients call their doctors by their first names. When they do, doctors aren't always pleased. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicholas Goldberg Source Type: news

'A story of extinction.' La Brea Tar Pits recognized as a geological heritage site
The La Brea Tar Pits were recognized as one of the world's First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites for their stunning Ice Age fossil record. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Drug meant to prevent premature births should be removed from market, FDA panel says
An FDA panel recommends that a drug approved to prevent premature birth be removed from the market because it doesn't work and carries risks. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Melody Petersen Source Type: news

California is trying to house the homeless through a health insurance program. It worked for this man
After spending his life in and out of prison, Donald Winston landed his first apartment, thanks to a new California health insurance initiative. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lila Seidman Source Type: news

SpaceX technician suffered fractured skull and put in coma after being struck during rocket test, report says
A SpaceX employee was hospitalized for a fractured skull and put in a coma for two months after performing a check on an engine and getting hit in the head, according to OSHA. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Summer Lin Source Type: news

James McDivitt dies; Apollo astronaut who passed up chance to land on the moon
Astronaut James McDivitt, who photographed first U.S. spacewalk on Gemini 4, commanded Apollo 9 and was program director for five moon missions, dies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein Source Type: news

You can now get hearing aids without a prescription. Here's how
Over-the-counter sales should slash costs for people with mild to moderate hearing problems. But it won't be as simple as buying reading glasses. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jon Healey Source Type: news

Column One: Why this UCLA professor is studying female animals to gain insights into women's health
A dearth of research on medical conditions affecting women has led a UCLA researcher to look for insights from the female animal kingdom. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Modest changes in magnetic field along fault lines preceded major earthquakes in California, study finds
Modest changes in magnetic fields around fault zones preceded major earthquakes in California, study finds. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nathan Solis Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Good news for a change — NASA proves there's a defense against killer asteroids
NASA's DART mission diverted an asteroid, which means humans may not suffer the exact fate of dinosaurs. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Saswato R. Das Source Type: news

MPX cases falling dramatically in California. Is the outbreak ending?
In Los Angeles County, new weekly MPX cases are now one-sixth of what they were at the peak, thanks to vaccinations and suspected long-lasting immunity for survivors. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Luke Money, Grace Toohey, Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Restore the Salton Sea not to its former size but to its role in the ecosystem
California's largest lake is shrinking. It can't be refilled, but it can be saved. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 6, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Brent M. Haddad and Robert Glennon Source Type: news