Global warming is making big(ger) waves off the California coast, scientists say
A hotter planet is generating more winter storms in the North Pacific Ocean, which in turn is producing taller waves, according to a new study. That could make coastal flooding and erosion even worse. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news

The unsung heroes underground: How fungi are reducing the carbon in our atmosphere
Mycorrhizal fungi are great at drawing greenhouse gases underground. Now scientists are discovering how much of a role they play in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gina Errico Source Type: news

Opinion: Long COVID is debilitating to me and 65 million other people. Where is the urgency to treat it?
The mobilization against COVID-19 was impressive. A similar investment is needed to understand and treat the chronic resulting illness. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Julia Moore Vogel Source Type: news

Are we in a summer surge? What to do if you get COVID now
Test positivity has ticked up in L.A. County in recent weeks, though we're still well below peak COVID levels. If you get COVID now, here's how to treat it, how long to isolate, how to get Paxlovid, and more information on getting healthy. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 28, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

Attention beachgoers: Everything you think you know about sharks is probably wrong
Shark populations are rising off Southern California beaches, but swimmers need not be alarmed. Cal State Long Beach's Shark Shack is working to give the predators an image makeover. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Gina Errico Source Type: news

Column: Millions of Americans are about to lose their healthcare coverage. Many have no idea
The end of the pandemic emergency has prompted most states to start paring their Medicaid rolls, throwing millions off the program who are still eligible but don't know it. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

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