Presence of parasite that's deadly for dogs now confirmed in California: Signs to watch for
A parasite that sickened 10 dogs and killed another in Southern California was found in the Colorado River in Blythe, its first known presence in the state. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew J. Campa Source Type: news

Microplastics may be new risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers say
Microplastics draw scrutiny as potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 7, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

Opinion: Mars rocks are a science prize the U.S. can't afford to lose
Bringing back samples from the Red Planet would help us beat the Chinese, send humans into space and learn about how planets form. Congress, where's the money? (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 7, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Paul Byrne and Vicky Hamilton Source Type: news

Budget deal for NASA offers glimmer of hope for JPL's Mars Sample Return mission
With a final 2024 budget for NASA in place, the space agency has directed JPL not to cut any more staff working on the Mars Sample Return mission. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 6, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

'What is this, "The Handmaid's Tale"?' Exploring moral questions posed by controversial IVF ruling
The Alabama Supreme Court says frozen embryos created through IVF are children. Will clinics be required to maintain them forever? Do they have a right to be born? A bioethicist explains. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 27, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

Opinion: Should California schools stick to phonics-based reading 'science'? It's not so simple
Legislation to require a 'science of reading' curriculum oversimplifies the process of learning to read. It would be particularly bad for English learners. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 26, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Allison Brice ño Source Type: news

The countdown to NASA's Jupiter mission is on. This JPL engineer is helping it happen
Steve Barajas is a mechanical engineer on NASA-JPL's Europa Clipper 2024, the mission looking for an ocean beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 26, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Ronald D. White Source Type: news

Some D.A.s are fighting fentanyl with murder charges. Why San Francisco will join them
San Francisco is following the lead of more conservative California counties, launching an investigative unit to target fentanyl deaths as homicide cases. That means drug dealers could be charged with murder. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 26, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Wiley Source Type: news

A total solar eclipse will be visible to millions of Americans in April. Here's how to view it
Much of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse, when for just a few minutes the moon completely blocks the sun, on April 8. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Fry Source Type: news

An essential medical device fails people of color. A clinic is suing to fix that
Inaccurate pulse oximeter readings are more common in Black patients than non-Black ones. It was a problem that could be ignored — until COVID-19 hit. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Column: Still searching for the fountain of youth? Don't drown in all the hype
The anti-aging industry is booming, but hype and hope won't make you younger, so skip the 'fountain of youth' claims and embrace healthy living. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Steve Lopez Source Type: news

Risk for chronic fatigue soars among those who had COVID-19, study says
People who have had COVID-19 have a significantly higher risk of suffering chronic fatigue than those who haven't had the disease, a new CDC study shows. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Inside the plan to diagnose Alzheimer's in people with no memory problems — and who stands to benefit
People without memory problems could be diagnosed with Alzheimer's under a plan by an influential scientific panel dominated by members with ties to drug companies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Melody Petersen Source Type: news

What is Alaskapox? The disease has claimed its first fatality
An elderly man in Alaska has become the country's first person confirmed to have died of Alaskapox. Here's what you should know about the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Budget cuts to Mars Sample Return mission prompt hundreds of layoffs at JPL
A hiring freeze wasn't enough to avoid layoffs after NASA ordered cuts to the MSR mission. Some 530 employees and 40 contractors will lose their jobs. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 7, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news