| Mar 19, 2011
Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
| Nov 22, 2010
It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag.
| Nov 21, 2010
As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round.
And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
| Dec 19, 2010
"In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
| Jan 3, 2011
Richard Hamlin recalls his initial reaction when his wife suggested they take a kayaking trip while in the San Juan Islands: "I said, 'No, it looks like work.'"
He was half right. Kayaking can be work — as in a great workout — but it can also...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:01 PM
The hormone that triggers a pounding heart, clammy hands and a sense of impending danger is not the first thing you might think of to help a person overcome his deepest fears. But a study published Tuesday found that acrophobic subjects who took cortisol ...
| Apr 5, 2011
Tsutomu Suzuki's world is 6 feet long and 12 feet wide, a crude refuge he and his family of five have staked out in an upstairs lobby of the Tagajo cultural center.
They sleep side by side on the tile floor, with only blankets to cushion them. It's...
| Jan 3, 2011
Put away the eggnog and break out the tennis shoes — it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight...
| Jul 18, 2010
As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like.
The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 4:06 PM
Feeling stressed-out? Anxious? Overly sensitive to things other people say? You can blame your mother. (As if you weren't doing that already.)
A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children...
| Aug 16, 2010
Medical science has determined that one cannot separate mental and emotional health from physical well-being. Which one of us hasn't suffered the bodily reaction to stress — felt the heart race when running late to an important meeting at work or...