Brenda Selby

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Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Honey Bees

John Dean: Nixon ‘Might Have Survived If There’d Been a Fox News’

The star witness of the Watergate investigation says the Russia scandal is far from over, but Trump has advantages his predecessor didn’t.<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>John Dean, the former Nixon White House counsel, has a stark warning for White …

Donald Trump

Read Chelsea Clinton's Heartfelt Letter to Her Kids About Donald Trump and the 2016 Election

She may have campaigned for her mother in the 2016 election — but Chelsea Clinton was fighting for her children.<p>The former first daughter wrote an …

As Humans Fumble Climate Challenge, Interest Grows In Geoengineering

Scholars of geoengineering have reported increasing interest in their work this month as humans seem increasingly unlikely to avert catastrophic global warming.<p>Governments, universities, think tanks and international bodies are turning to the idea of tinkering with the earth by making it absorb …

Climate Change

3 paths to universal health care in California

<i>A healthcare reform activist wears a hat as she protests outside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi May 29, 2009 in San Francisco,</i> …

Ten Dollar 'Hamilton' Tickets Are Real And Here's How To Get Them

<i>Hamilton</i>, the 11-Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, begins its Los Angeles run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on Friday. And though legacy is …

Hollywood has a solution for housing the homeless. We should expand it across LA

With almost no funding, Hollywood’s Top 14 initiative is housing the neighborhood’s mentally ill<p>Grim reports estimate that there may be as many as 60,000 people now experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County on any given night—a 23 percent increase since 2015. The city of Los Angeles has …

Is there such a thing as an autism gene?

By Nicholette Zeliadt<p>Researchers have known that genes contribute to autism since the 1970s, when a team found that identical twins often share the condition. Since then, scientists have been racking up potential genetic culprits in autism, a process that DNA-decoding technologies have accelerated …

Mutations

Despite claims to contrary, Trump has signed no major laws 5 months in

<i>President Trump holds up the signed Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 on Friday.; Credit: Mandel</i> …

The mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls has been solved

The mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls has finally been solved – and it's a scientific phenomenon 1 million years in the making.<p>Blood Falls has long baffled researchers and spooked the general public with its gruesome red flows that ooze upon the stark tundra of Taylor Glacier.<p>First discovered by …

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Back in the 1960s, a female doctor in Japan created a powerful drug to help mothers who hemorrhage after childbirth.<p>The medicine is inexpensive to make. It's safe to use. And it stops bleeding quickly by helping keep naturally forming blood clots intact.<p>The drug's inventor, Utako Okamoto, hoped …

Pregnancy

A worm may hold the key to biodegrading plastic

<i>The larvae of Galleria mellonella, commonly known as a wax worm, is able to biodegrade plastic bags.; Credit: Wayne Boo/USGS Bee Inventory and</i> …

Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Words on Energy and Jobs

WASHINGTON — In his first major move to undo President Barack Obama’s climate change policies, President Trump declared Tuesday the beginning of a “new era in American energy and production and job creation.”<p>Here is an assessment of his claims about energy production and jobs.<p><b>Mr. Trump said his</b> …

Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump's coal country

'The election was a wakeup call,' says Rep. Ro Khanna, who came to eastern Kentucky to see what the tech industry and Appalachia can offer each other.<p>PAINTSVILLE, Kentucky — President Donald Trump won this state by a landslide after promising to reopen Appalachia’s coal mines and put its miners …

Silicon Valley

Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation<p>The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the …

Meet 6 Unsung L.A. Heroes in the Battle Against Trump

After working with the American Civil Liberties Union for 40 years, Rosenbaum joined Public Counsel a little more than two years ago. He and his …

Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids

It's not every day that the world gets a new tool that could save 100,000 children each year.<p>And it's definitely not every day that the secret to that tool is the same thing that makes space ice cream so memorable.<p>Sounds crazy. But bear with me a moment.<p>Scientists say they have a new vaccine that's …

Bill Clinton Resurfaces with a Dire Warning

The former president said the “us vs. them” mentality is “taking us to the edge of our destruction.”<p><b>Bill Clinton</b> doesn‘t buy this whole “nationalism” thing. In his first major public appearance since the inauguration of <b>Donald Trump</b>, Clinton delivered a keynote speech at a Brookings Institute event. …

Thousands of women, others rally in Riverside to protest Trump’s policies

RIVERSIDE >> A loud but peaceful crowd of more than 4,000 people packed Riverside’s Main Street mall and marched through the streets of downtown …

Rights & Freedoms

Pope Francis warns against rise in populism

<b>Pope Francis has warned against a rise in populism and the dangers of allowing political crises to usher in dictators like Hitler.</b><p>He made the comments as Donald Trump was being sworn-in as US president, in a wide-ranging interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.<p>The Pope condemned the use of walls …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

The White House

Trump repeating some behaviors he criticized in Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak.<p>But some of those attacks seem …

Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a …

Stephen Colbert on Moving to Canada After the Election: 'You Don't Get to Flee When Things Get Rough'

Stephen Colbert was just one of the late-night hosts that repeatedly mocked Donald Trump throughout the 2016 presidential election — so how did he …

Ellen DeGeneres Tearfully Shares Inspiring Message Following Election: 'There Is Hope'

Ellen DeGeneres wants everyone to know that it’s going to be okay.<p>Following Tuesday’s 2016 Presidential election where Donald Trump was shockingly …

America Has Endured Worse Than Donald Trump

9/11 was recent enough that we all remember it, so I don't have to go into details, except to say that it was the first time many millennials and …

9 Grandmothers Tell PEOPLE What It Means to Them to Vote for the First Female Presidential Candidate

Grab the tissues.<p>We spoke with nine grandmothers about what voting for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, Nov. 8 means to them as citizens, mothers and …

New Measles Study Shows Why Anti-Vaccination Thinking Is Deadly

New research on fatal measles complications shows how the failure to vaccinate endangers not only the patient, but also everyone else susceptible to the disease.<p>Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a neurological disorder that can develop years after someone has measles, and it is fatal …

Measles