| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Deliberations on the food safety bill the Senate is expected to take up Wednesday may include a vote on an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, the widely used but controversial......
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Andrew Corporation says recent water studies confirm that no contamination has seeped out from the company's 75-acre manufacturing site northwest of the intersection of …...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a corrected version of the original post; see the note below. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has asked nine companies to voluntarily reveal the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, a method used to extract natural gas by......
| Aug 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
TRANSPORTATION ISSUE: Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide -- after the jump. GASOLINE Gasoline is ignited by a spark in...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
| Jun 15, 2010
| 2:43 PM
Summer is just a few weeks away and it's time to get your grilling game on. We've lined up some easy recipes to ensure your season sizzles. All are easy, time-effective and sure to please.
This weekend marks the start of the unofficial grilling season,...
| Jul 8, 2010
These days, the average American consumes a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, totaling about 350 calories. Thus, in the context of a national obesity problem, it's no surprise that food manufacturers have begun introducing sugar-free versions of...
| Jun 29, 2010
Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide.
Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:20 PM
Five years ago this month, my second son, Tristan, started to complain that his vision had gotten blurry. I also had noticed he was gulping down everything in sight, and he seemed to be urinating constantly.
The day before Thanksgiving, I took Tristan,...
| Dec 20, 2010
Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should.
But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not...
| Aug 5, 2010
Many diets fail for the simple reason of hunger. But there are ways to help control ghrelin, the appetite-boosting hormone that triggers the brain to encourage eating.
Do aerobic exercise. Research has shown activities such as running on a treadmill...