Editorial: Get the 'forever chemicals' out of our drinking water
State and local authorities must do more to ensure drinking water is free of PFAS, which are found in many household products, including cookware and cosmetics. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

About 1 in 3 vertebrate species are used, eaten or traded by humans, study finds
Humans exploit nearly 15,000 other vertebrate species, and 13% of them are either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. No other animal has such an outsized impact on other species. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gina Errico Source Type: news

About 1 in 3 vertebrate species is used, eaten or traded by humans, study finds
Humans exploit nearly 15,000 other vertebrate species, and 13% of them are either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. No other animal has such an outsized impact on other species. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gina Errico Source Type: news

This space artist changed the way we see the universe
Space artist Jon Lomberg has produced work that attempts to visualize what we can't truly see, and to communicate with creatures we can't yet imagine. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Opinion: Don't panic over malaria in the U.S. But do worry about mosquitoes
Malaria cases in Florida and Texas didn't lead to mass outbreaks, but climate change is altering mosquito habitats, remaking the geography of human disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 25, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Saad B. Omer Source Type: news

Are you getting billed for COVID-19 tests you didn't order? Here's what you need to know
Unsolicited COVID-19 tests are being sent to people with Medicare as part of a national scam. What should you do next and what resources are available? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gisselle Medina Source Type: news

A Caltech Nobel laureate celebrates his 100th birthday. Then he gets back to work
Caltech chemistry professor and Nobel laureate Rudy Marcus turned 100 on Friday. He appreciated the festivities but was eager to get back to work. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Q & A: How this Stanford freshman brought down the president of the university
Meet Theo Baker, the freshman reporter whose stories about suspect research kicked off a chain of events that led the president of Stanford to resign. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 21, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Nonprofit that leads organ recovery in SoCal could be jeopardized by poor rankings
OneLegacy has been recovering organs from donors at lower rates than other such organizations across the country, according to federal regulators. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

Stanford president stepping down amid scrutiny over his research
After a review of allegations found flaws in his scientific articles, Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne said he will resign. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra E. Petri, Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Scientists studying rhesus monkeys find surprising benefits to same-sex relationships
In a large population of rhesus macaques, same-sex sexual behavior was not only common but was associated with stronger social ties and having more offspring, according to a long-term study. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gina Errico Source Type: news

Meet the 486-legged creature found in an L.A. area park
A previously unknown millipede species has been discovered in Los Angeles and Orange counties. It joins roughly 12,000 other named millipede species worldwide. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 13, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Scientists say a new epoch of human impact — the Anthropocene — began in 1950s
Scientists believe that the sediment layers of a lake in Canada point to a new era marked by the damaging consequences of human activities. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein Source Type: news

Opinion: Why kids with summer birthdays face surprising health risks
The flu is a bigger threat, as is misdiagnosis of ADHD. But there are steps to help families and schools adjust. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Anupam B. Jena and Christopher M. Worsham Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug trials target older Californians. Do they understand what they're signing up for?
A gold rush in Alzheimer's pharmaceutical research raises questions about whether aging seniors being recruited for trials in California understand the process and possible risks. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 10, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melody Petersen Source Type: news