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Millions of Older Californians Live Where Wildfire Threatens. Mostly, They’re on Their Own
The most promising solution is neighbors helping neighbors, so older adults living independently can evacuate in a disaster
California AG Wants More Companies to Be Able to Make COVID-19 Drug
The drug maker balks as 34 state attorneys general call on Washington to step in and authorize more manufacturers.
Meet the Plants! SF Botanical Garden Looks Like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for Flora
From rare magnolias to towering palm trees, the San Francisco Botanical Garden is a haven for plants threatened by climate change and deforestation around the globe.
Ten Simple Rules for Building an Anti-Racist Research Lab
There's nothing simple about solving racial inequity in science, but here is one place to start.
When Picky Eating Becomes a Dangerous Disorder
Picky eating can become a dangerous disorder. What seems like finicky eating may be related to avoiding or restricting food.
And Now … Fire Season. This Year, It's Especially Important to Prepare. Here's How
Fire season isn't waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to subside. Protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood by preparing now for a bad wildfire.