George Alexander, L.A. Times reporter who chronicled space exploration, dies
George Alexander dies; longtime science writer and Times staffer chronicled NASA's lunar and space shuttle programs (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jonah Valdez Source Type: news

McKinney fire has hit the stratosphere, spewing the 'fire-breathing dragon of clouds'
A deadly combination of intense heat, parched vegetation and dry conditions has turned the 55,000-acre McKinney fire in the Klamath National Forest into its own force of nature. The culprit: human-caused climate change. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

Long Beach child infected with monkeypox as L.A. County declares local emergency
A city spokesperson confirmed the child's infection was linked to household members but declined to disclose further information. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 2, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Grace Toohey Source Type: news

Californians increasingly searching for limited monkeypox vaccines
Eight of the top 10 metro areas searching online for nearby monkeypox vaccines over the last week were in California. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Grace Toohey Source Type: news

Will California or Los Angeles declare monkeypox a public health emergency?
San Francisco declared a state of emergency for monkeypox as some have called for a more urgent response, but so far neither California nor L.A. County has done so. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Grace Toohey Source Type: news

The Times podcast: What you need to know about monkeypox
The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global emergency. We look into what we know, and take listener questions. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Toledo, Surya Hendry Source Type: news

Podcast: What you need to know about monkeypox
The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global emergency. We look into what we know, and take listener questions. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Toledo, Surya Hendry Source Type: news

Doctors in abortion-ban states fear prosecution for treating patients with life-threatening pregnancies
The abortion bans that have swept the country all include an exception when a pregnancy is life-threatening. But that's often a judgment call. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 29, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

A new L.A. mask mandate would have less value at this stage of the pandemic, some experts say
Despite plans to reinstate a mask mandate in Los Angeles County, the value of widespread masking isn't what it used to be. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Smoke from California wildfires puts cats at risk of developing deadly blood clots
Cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in urban California wildfires are also at risk of forming deadly blood clots. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sumeet Kulkarni Source Type: news

Should you wait for the Omicron booster? Why experts say you should 'get it now!'
With new COVID-19 boosters expected later this year, health experts urge Californians not to put off a first or second booster shot until then. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jon Healey Source Type: news

New studies say Wuhan market is the only'plausible' source of COVID-19 pandemic
Two new studies build on evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 jumped to humans in a Wuhan market, and did so twice. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

How safe is indoor dining, bars, big events as super-infectious COVID slams California?
Health officials say it's OK to live your life but it's smart to ramp up protections, such as masking, testing before events and seeking out better ventilation, while transmission is so high. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Grace Toohey Source Type: news

What does self-care look like to you? We want to know
Tell The Times about how you practice self-care. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Madalyn Amato Source Type: news

A new generation of scientists gets ready to commandeer the James Webb Space Telescope
Among the first users of the new James Webb Space Telescope will be graduate students preparing to hunt for the earliest galaxies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sumeet Kulkarni Source Type: news