San Francisco Bay Area's COVID death rate was among the lowest in the nation. Here's why
The San Francisco Bay Area fared better during the COVID-19 pandemic than many other populated areas thanks in part to early stay-at-home orders, mask mandates and high uptake of vaccines, experts suggest. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money, Sean Greene Source Type: news

USC neuroscientist faces scrutiny following allegations of data manipulation
Accusations against USC's Berislav Zlokovic were made by a small group of independent researchers and reported in the journal Science. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill, Melody Petersen Source Type: news

Thinking of the dog park? Think twice: Mystery dog illness in L.A. spurs warnings by officials
At least 10 cases of aCIRD have been reported to L.A. County health department since Thursday, officials said, although there is no specific diagnosis for the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Mystery dog disease reaches L.A.; county reports 10 cases of canine respiratory illness
At least 10 cases of aCIRD have been reported to L.A. County health department since Thursday, officials said, although there is no specific diagnosis for the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

California countertop workers died of a preventable disease. The threat was known years earlier
The grinding and sanding of synthetic engineered stone exposes workers to high levels of lung-scarring silica. Experts say the health risk should have been clear long before workers began falling ill. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

California workers died of a preventable disease. The threat was known years earlier
The grinding and sanding of synthetic engineered stone exposes workers to high levels of lung-scarring silica. Experts say the health risk should have been clear long before workers began falling ill. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Cindy Carcamo Source Type: news

SpaceX Starship's second uncrewed launch ends in explosion
SpaceX's Starship Mars rocket makes it farther than the last test flight, but the uncrewed ship and booster are lost. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Orphaned sister mountain lions find home in Oakland Zoo after mother is killed by a car
The Oakland Zoo will care for the two orphaned mountain lions until they are healthy enough to move to a permanent home, such as a wildlife habitat. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Anthony De Leon Source Type: news

No shots for Spot? Study finds owners' vaccine hesitancy can extend to pet dogs
A recent study in the journal Vaccine found that vaccine hesitancy among dog owners contributed to opposition to inoculation for canine-borne diseases, such as rabies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Column: How a scientific 'breakthrough' fell apart amid allegations of plagiarism and fakery
A researcher who claimed a breakthrough in superconductivity had two papers retracted earlier. Why was this one accepted as solid? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 10, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Opinion: How climate research is polluted by fossil fuel money — and how to fix it
Medicine has conflict of interest policies that, while imperfect, help lessen the influence of industry in putting profits and self-interest over science and health. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 7, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Alexander Rabin and Caren Solomon Source Type: news

Opinion: How fossil fuel money compromises climate research — and how to fix it
Medicine has conflict of interest policies that, while imperfect, help lessen the influence of industry in putting profits and self-interest over science and health. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 7, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Alexander Rabin and Caren Solomon Source Type: news

Opinion: Science could finally discover aliens. What does that mean?
Is life on Earth a cosmic accident, or is the universe teeming with aliens? Science is about to take a fantastic leap forward in answering those questions. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Adam Frank Source Type: news

New COVID vaccines are here: Now's the time to get one, officials say
Only 5% of Californians have received the updated COVID-19 vaccine since it became more widely available earlier this month, and health officials say that's not good enough. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Column: Why anti-vaxxers are pretending a flawed study on vaccine deaths has been vindicated
A retracted study claiming the COVID vaccine killed 300,000 Americans has been republished in an anti-vaccine journal, but it's still weak. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news