A potent antibiotic has emerged in the battle against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs
For the first time in half a century, researchers have identified a new antibiotic that appears to kill a deadly, drug-resistant superbug. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 3, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

SpaceX soars into 2024 with a burst of color and six special satellites
The Falcon 9 rocket carried 21 low-orbit satellites for its sister company, Starlink, including six that, for the first time, feature direct-to-cell communications. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 3, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Space shuttle Endeavour's giant orange external tank begins final journey
At long last, the final journey of the last space shuttle ever built, Endeavour, and its giant orange external tank are expected to begin this month — the capstone to a historic journey to an ambitious museum exhibit in Los Angeles. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 2, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

He's out to photograph every native plant in L.A. County — 750 down, 1,840 to go
At 34, Matt Smith is a widower and amateur botanist whose grief and passion are fueling a quest some might call quixotic — to photograph every plant native to Los Angeles County. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

Steak bites man, a meaty tale of brotherly love
Matthew Slay's death was a tragedy, but his brother's light and loving take on his life, and loss, won over many readers (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2023 Category: Science Authors: James Rainey Source Type: news

A new coronavirus variant may be behind California's COVID rise
Coronavirus transmission is once again spiking in California entering the winter holiday season — and the new JN.1 subvariant may be partly to blame. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Column: Blame ketamine for killing Matthew Perry? It's saving someone I love
A medical examiner credits 'acute effects of ketamine' for the death of Matthew Perry. But for some, the drug saves lives. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Anita Chabria Source Type: news

November shatters global temperature records, marking 6 record-warm months in a row
Global average temperatures last month were 2.59 degrees above the 20th century average — 0.68 degrees above the previous record, officials say. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 21, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

Ozempic overdose? Poison control experts explain why thousands OD'd this year
Nearly 3,000 reported overdoses of popular weight loss and diabetes drug semaglutide, sold under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, were reported in the United States this year. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Column: Measles is again on the march across the world, thanks to anti-vaxxers such as RFK Jr.
Measles cases are surging in Europe and Central Asia, according to the World Health Organization. Who's responsible? The anti-vaccination movement and its leaders, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Remembrances of apes past: Chimpanzees and bonobos can recognize long-lost friends
Our closest animal relatives are capable of remembering former groupmates they haven't seen in years, or even decades, researchers report. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 18, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Abcarian: Who will make abortion pill rules? A bunch of right-wing judges, or FDA scientists?
The Supreme Court's mifepristone case comes down to science and the health of women versus rabidly antiabortion hogwash. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin Abcarian Source Type: news

Science doesn't yet support broad restrictions on teens' access to social media, experts say
Experts convened by the National Academies say they didn't find evidence to support broad restrictions on young people's access to social media. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 13, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

DeSantis bragged about a COVID study during Newsom debate. Not so fast, lead author says
Ron DeSantis cited a scientific journal as evidence Florida had a lower COVID death rate than California. The study's author says that's not the whole story. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 13, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Pregnant people can get a shot to protect babies from RSV, but some hit hurdles
Some pregnant patients who were eager to get vaccinated to protect their babies against RSV instead met with obstacles. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 13, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news