Student Articles

The SciCom Class of 2018. Front (l-r): Anna Katrina Hunter, Jennifer Leman, Kimberly Hickok. Middle: Alex Fox, Anne Roth, Nicoletta Lanese, Laura G. Shields. Top: Kimber L. Price, Jeremy Rehm, Vicky Stein. Photo: Lisa Strong

The SciCom program focuses on assigning dozens of real stories to each student, edited by professional journalists. Our students publish local, regional, and national news articles, press releases, and radio reports throughout the school year at part-time internships and during the summer at full-time internships. Many course assignments, freelance pitches, or stories from national conferences also lead to publications. These rich portfolios help our graduates land jobs quickly. Here are selected student stories from the last 12 months.

 

"This Man Says a 'Rare Gene' Cured His Type 1 Diabetes. Experts are Skeptical" by Kimberly Hickok (Live Science, July 25, 2018)

"As Bear Bile Farms Close, Captive Animals at Risk" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, July 12, 2018)

"'Kitty Litter' Parasite is Wiping Out One of Earth's Rarest Seals" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, July 11, 2018)

"Two Yellow Bat Species Found Hidden in Plain Sight" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, July 11 2018)

"Amazon Wasp with Enormous Stinger May Just Haunt Your Nightmares" by Kimberly Hickok (LiveScience, July 9 2018)

"Rhino Embryos Created in Lab, Offering Hope for Nearly Extinct Species" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, July 6, 2018)

"Crows Are Always Jerks to Ravens, Research Confirms" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, July 4, 2018)

"This Bird Has Been Singing the Same Song for 1,000 Years" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, June 20, 2018)

"No, World Cup Fans Didn't Trigger an Earthquake. Here's Why" by Annie Roth (National Geographic, June 18, 2018)

"Study of Treated Wastewater Detects Chemicals from Drug Production Facilities" by Anna Katrina Hunter (Inside Science, June 14, 2018)

"Super plane, satellites help map the Caribbean's hidden coral reefs" by Alex Fox (Mongabay, June 8, 2018)

"Fur seals can go weeks without REM sleep" by Alex Fox (Nature, June 7, 2018)

"The Science and Controversy Behind Horse Racing's Most Popular Race Day Drug" by Kimberly Hickok (Inside Science, June 7, 2018)

"PG museum to play key role in grizzly research project" by Vicky Stein (Monterey Herald, June 4, 2018)

"Young, brilliant and broke: Push to fund young biomedical students" by Nicoletta Lanese, (San Jose Mercury News, June 1, 2018)

"The Race to Save Historic Plastic Artifacts" by Vicky Stein (National Geographic, May 31, 2018)

"Monarch butterfly autopsies reveal potential predators" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, May 7, 2018)

"When will sardines return? Not anytime soon say scientists" by Annie Roth (Monterey Herald, May 6, 2018)

"People are more honest on Tinder than you may think, study says" by Nicoletta Lanese (San Jose Mercury News, May 4, 2018)

"NASA's flying laboratory seeks to understand atmosphere" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, April 25, 2018)

"Monterey Bay fishermen working round the clock to pull in plentiful catch" by Vicky Stein (Monterey Herald, April 25, 2018)

"Former police officer is suspected 'Golden State Killer, 'East Area Rapist'" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, April 25, 2018)

"Whale skulls act like antennas, CT scans reveal" by Jeremy Rehm (Science, April 23, 2018)

"What's It's Like to be Queer in STEM?" by Jennifer Leman (Scientific American, April 20, 2018)

"Playing Their Way into the Geosciences" by Laura Shields (Earth & Space Science News, April 16, 2018)

"Sweet potato migrated to Polynesia thousands of years before people did" by Alex Fox (Nature, April 12, 2018)

"Bees are back buzzing at Happy Hollow" by Laura Shields (San Jose Mercury News, April 11, 2018)

"UC Berkeley research shows squirrel behavior is not so nutty" by Laura Shields (San Jose Mercury News, April 9, 2018)

"High-speed rail could doom mountain lions, other wildlife in Santa Cruz Mountains, biologists say" by Alex Fox (San Jose Mercury News, March 9, 2018)

"Vaccines won't overload your child's immune system—or increase their risk of other infections" by Kimberly Hickok (Science, March 6, 2018)

"Watch moths use scent to learn about their environment" by Kimberly Hickok (Science, February 27, 2018)

"Avian odyssey: 'Crazy bird lady' turns conservationist in Los Altos" by Kimber Price (San Jose Mercury News, February 26, 2018)

"Addressing the problem of sewage spills" by Kimber Price (Monterey Herald, February 24, 2018)

"Jellies abound at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Harbor" by Nicoletta Lanese (Monterey Herald, February 23, 2018)

"Low-carb versus low-fat diet—which one is better?" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, February 22, 2018)

"World's most powerful X-ray laser taking shape near Stanford" by Alex Fox (San Jose Mercury News, February 22, 2018)

"An invisible liver disease balloons into view" by Jeremy Rehm (Knowable Magazine, February 19, 2018)

"Electricity-generating tinted windows reveal a sustainable future" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, February 14, 2018)

"From science fiction to (virtual) reality in deep-sea research" by Vicky Stein (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, February 7, 2018)

"Western monarch butterfly count continues to go down" by Nicoletta Lanese (Monterey Herald, February 7, 2018)

"How Sustainable is Your Favorite Sandwich?" by Annie Roth (Inside Science News Service, February 6, 2018)

"Could these be the oldest Neandertal tools made with fire?" by Kimberly Hickok (Science, February 5, 2018)

"A squid graveyard and a deep-sea buffet" by Vicky Stein (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, January 31, 2018)

"Pot farms are poisoning spotted owls in the Emerald Triangle, study finds" by Alex Fox (San Jose Mercury News, January 22, 2018)

"Iron Readings Hint That Ocean Depth Influences Seabed Volcanism" by Nicoletta Lanese (Eos, January 18, 2018)

"This 'muscular' mayfly has arms like airplane wings" by Jeremy Rehm (Science, January 17, 2018)

"Scientists monitor volcanic gases with digital cameras to forecast eruptions" by Kimber Price (AGU GeoSpace blog, January 17, 2018)

"Rising Ocean Temperatures Threaten Carbon-Storing Sea Grass" by Nicoletta Lanese (Eos, January 17, 2018)

"Ancient human sites may have distorted our understanding of the Amazon's natural ecology" by Kimber Price (Mongabay, January 16, 2018)

"They're back! Bald eagle pair returns to nest at Bay Area elementary school" by Jennifer Leman (San Jose Mercury News, January 15, 2018)

"Collaboration between scientists and stakeholders vital to climate readiness in Alaska" by Vicky Stein (AGU GeoSpace blog, January 11, 2018)

"Elections may be a catalyst for deforestation, new research suggests" by Annie Roth (AGU GeoSpace blog, January 9, 2018)

"Scientists sift through lunar dirt for record of early Earth's rocks" by Vicky Stein (AGU GeoSpace blog, January 5, 2018)

"Scientists surprised by orchid bee biodiversity near oil palm plantations" by Anna Katrina Hunter (Mongabay, January 4, 2018)

"Scientists help Costa Rican community manage dwindling water supply" by Kimberly Hickok (AGU GeoSpace blog, January 4, 2018)

"Building the Ultimate Ultimate Disc" by Laura G. Shields (Scientific American, January 2, 2018)

"A Newly Discovered Potential Cause of Rockfalls in Yosemite Valley" by Alex Fox (Bay Nature, January 2, 2018)

"Jazz improvisers score high on creativity" by Kimber Price (Science News, January 2, 2018)

"How a hunger for teeth is driving a bat toward extinction" by Alex Fox (Mongabay, December 29, 2017)

"Too little too late: A requiem for the vaquita" by Annie Roth (Wild Dolphin Project, December 28, 2017)

"Promising new wildfire behavior model may aid fire managers in near real-time" by Laura G. Shields (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 22, 2017)

"Scientists engineer microbes to form 'memories' of their environment" by Jeremy Rehm (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 22, 2017)

"Organic aerosols in remote areas have shorter lives than scientists assumed" by Laura G. Shields (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 21, 2017)

"The toughest snake on Earth lives in central Africa and eats baby rodents" by Alex Fox (Mongabay, December 19, 2017)

"Lava-filled blocks on Venus could indicate geological activity" by Jeremy Rehm (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 15, 2017)

"Proteins in shark teeth could hint at what they eat" by Kimberly Hickok (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 15, 2017)

"Subterranean Serendipity: Scientists stumble upon a new way to sample magma" by Annie Roth (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 15, 2017)

"Coastal erosion threatens archaeological sites along Greenland's fjords" by Jeremy Rehm (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 15, 2017)

"Airborne Surveys Examine Water Levels of Lakes Perched on Permafrost" by Jennifer Leman (Eos, December 14, 2017)

"Eyes in the Sky Look Closer at Under-Surveyed Northern Forests" by Nicoletta Lanese (Eos, December 14, 2017)

"Threatened Sea Turtles in Hawaii Losing Ground to Rising Oceans" by Alex Fox (Eos, December 14, 2017)

"Earwax like ice cores: Unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs" by Vicky Stein (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 14, 2017)

"The continental U.S. is experiencing more flooding, and earlier in the year" by Kimberly Hickok (AGU GeoSpace blog, December 14, 2017)

"Why some clownfish are boring" by Jennifer Leman (Science, December 14, 2017)

"Light pollution lures nighttime pollinators away from plants" by Annie Roth (Mongabay, December 13, 2017)

"Sea Level Rise May Swamp Many Coastal U.S. Sewage Plants" by Alex Fox (Eos, December 13, 2017)

"Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide?" by Laura G. Shields (Science, December 12, 2017)

"Scientists Reveal Genetic Secrets of Tasmanian Tiger" by Kimberly Hickok (Inside Science News Service, December 11, 2017)

"Skiers are putting these rare Canadian caribou on a slippery slope" by Annie Roth (Science, December 11, 2017)

"Whales and dolphins can naturally muffle loud sounds, potentially protecting them from sonar and other dangers" by Kimberly Hickok (Science, December 11, 2017)

"Cannabis cultivation may threaten mountain lions of Santa Cruz mountains" by Alex Fox (Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 9, 2017)

"Human-induced trauma on sea animals a concern" by Jeremy Rehm (Monterey Herald, December 8, 2017)

"Second whale entanglement since start of Dungeness crab season spotted Wednesday" by Laura G. Shields (Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 8, 2017)

"Waning plantain yields in rural Cameroon hurt college attendance" by Anna Katrina Hunter (Mongabay, December 7, 2017)

"Mammal diversity may increase carbon storage in rainforests" by Jennifer Leman (Mongabay, December 5, 2017)

"This baby hunter may be the world's toughest snake" by Alex Fox (Science, December 5, 2017)

"Raising beef cattle on grass can create a higher carbon footprint than feedlots, new study suggests" by Kimberly Hickok (Mongabay, December 5, 2017)

"Northern California abalone numbers crashing, recreational season may shutter" by Alex Fox (Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 5, 2017)

"The curious case of the phantom hippo teeth" by Laura G. Shields (Mongabay, December 4, 2017)

"Extreme seasonal changes in Amazon river levels threaten forest conservation by indigenous people" by Jeremy Rehm (Mongabay, December 4, 2017)

"Monterey Bay advocates ready to fight marine sanctuaries executive order" by Laura G. Shields (Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 4, 2017)

"The better you are at League of Legends the higher your IQ is likely to be" by Annie Roth (PCGamesN.com, December 1, 2017)

"Study links common male medical condition to vascular disease" by Nicoletta Lanese (Stanford School of Medicine, December 1, 2017)

"Flying Green Not As Simple As It Seems" by Kimberly Hickok (Inside Science News Service, December 1, 2017)

"Moonstruck: New study proves more wildlife-vehicle collisions occur during full moon" by Laura G. Shields (Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 1, 2017)

"Plastic in the ocean smells like junk food to hungry anchovies" by Vicky Stein (Mongabay, November 29, 2017)

"Researchers seek clues to tropical biodiversity in study of spiral gingers" by Anna Katrina Hunter (UC Santa Cruz news office, November 28, 2017)

"Storytelling empowers indigenous people to preserve their environments" by Nicoletta Lanese (Mongabay, November 27, 2017)

"Longterm droughts are throttling growth in Hawaiian forests, finds airborne laser-based study" by Alex Fox (Mongabay, November 27, 2017)

"Gut microbes, key guests on Turkey Day, could be used therapeutically" by Nicoletta Lanese (Stanford School of Medicine Scope blog, November 22, 2017)

"The case of the 'Zombie' butterflies" by Jennifer Leman (Monterey Herald, November 20, 2017)

"Blue whale sightings aplenty in Monterey Bay this week" by Jeremy Rehm (Monterey Herald, November 17, 2017)

"Why Beetles Fly Like Superman" by Jeremy Rehm (Scientific American, November 16, 2017)

"Study reveals structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks" by Anna Katrina Hunter (UC Santa Cruz news office, November 15, 2017)

"Surrounded by Cells: Discovering—and Rediscovering—Earth's Microbiome" by Anna Katrina Hunter (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 13, 2017)

"Double duty textile developed by Stanford researchers could warm or cool" by Vicky Stein (Stanford University News Service, November 10, 2017)

"Like Dogs, Dingoes Make Eye Contact With Familiar Humans" by Kimberly Hickok (Inside Science News Service, November 9, 2017)

"Losing Our Cool: Climate Change Spurs Global Increases in Violence and Inequality" by Annie Roth (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 9, 2017)

"Earth, Wind & Fire: Reporting on Natural Disasters" by Jennifer Leman (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 9, 2017)

"Gran hidroeléctrica de Brasil causa extinción de abejas" (in Spanish) by Anna Katrina Hunter (SciDevNet, November 9, 2017)

"More People in Science 'Must Be Women': Tackling Global Gender Inequality in STEM" by Kimberly Hickok (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 8, 2017)

"How to Defend Science in a Post-Truth World" by Nicoletta Lanese (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 8, 2017)

"Hit the Accelerator or Slam on the Brakes: Addressing Challenges in Immunotherapy" by Jeremy Rehm (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 8, 2017)

"Following the Science: How to Chase Stories Across Borders" by Laura G. Shields (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 8, 2017)

"Female researchers pay more attention to sex and gender in medical research, Stanford researchers find" by Vicky Stein (Stanford University News Service, November 7, 2017)

"Medical Journal Overload: Databases Help Reporters Mine Healthcare Studies" by Kimber L. Price (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 7, 2017)

"Turning Slow-Burn Environmental Crises Into News: Use Every Trick in the Book" by Alex Fox (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 7, 2017)

"Raise Your Hand If You're Human: Ethical Reporting in Crisis Situations" by Vicky Stein (World Conference of Science Journalists, November 6, 2017)

"Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough aid in sea otter research" by Jennifer Leman (Monterey Herald, October 28, 2017)

"Stanford researchers find link between media attention to drought and household water savings" by Vicky Stein (Stanford University News Service, October 25, 2017)

"First man in Monterey County to receive tiny pacemaker keeps up big fitness routine" by Jeremy Rehm (Monterey Herald, October 22, 2017)

"Scientists make rare achievement in study of antimatter" by Kimber Price (symmetry, October 19, 2017)

"Zeroing In on How Supermassive Black Holes Formed" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Scientific American, September 29, 2017)

"The Jones Act, explained (and what waiving it means for Puerto Rico)" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, September 29, 2017)

"Why Puerto Rico still has no electrical power and how to fix it" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, September 29, 2017)

"Calorie restriction shows age-related epigenetic changes" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, September 25, 2017)

"How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, September 22, 2017)

"The odd swimming styles of plesiosaurs decoded by a robot" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, September 22, 2017)

"If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby Again" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Scientific American, September 21, 2017)

"There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of time" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, September 21, 2017)

"Paper robots teach kids basic engineering principles" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, September 21, 2017)

"Let there be (connected) light" by Sarah McQuate (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, September 18, 2017)

"Glass shards reveal a fiery history in Ethiopia" by Sarah Derouin (EARTH Magazine, September 18, 2017)

"Long-time ARM leader set to retire October 1" by Sarah McQuate (U.S. Department of Energy, September 17, 2017)

"Doubts raised over validity of CRISPR-edited human embryo study" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, September 15, 2017)

"Engineering technique could help clean up lingering radioactive waste" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, September 14, 2017) 

"The hottest place ever recorded on Earth's surface was 2370°C" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, September 13, 2017)

"'Light Saber' Offers Precise Tool to Decipher Cell Function" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, September 11, 2017)

"Human echolocators 'see' with sound. Here's what that actually looks like" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, September 8, 2017)

"Gel-like ice is the lightest form of water ever discovered" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, September 8, 2017)

"Chuck Odette Climbs 5.14a First Ascent at 61" by Ula Chrobak (Climbing Magazine, September 5, 2017)

"Coiled nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, September 4, 2017)

"These Scientists Got To See Their Competitors' Research Through Public Records Requests" by Teresa L. Carey and Aylin Woodward (BuzzFeed News, September 2, 2017)

"Texas may be just as vulnerable when the next big hurricane hits" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, August 29, 2017)

"This New York river dumps millions of microfibers into the ocean daily" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, August 29, 2017)

"Water quality revealed in a droplet" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, August 24, 2017)

"Gut microbes found in hunter-gatherers shift with the seasons" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, August 24, 2017)

"Botanical supplements can inhibit drug-metabolizing enzymes" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, August 23, 2017)

"Solving the ecological mystery of Africa's fairy circles" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, August 22, 2017)

"Wiping out a population of animals might help the species" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, August 22, 2017)

"No microbes? No problem for caterpillars" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, August 22, 2017)

"California's farm communities mobilize to ban pesticide" by Sarah McQuate (San Jose Mercury News, August 19, 2017)

"Tracking the Perfect Storm" by Sarah McQuate (U.S. Department of Energy, August 19, 2017)

"From Threat to Opportunity: Study Shows Cigarette Makers Shifted Stance on Nicotine Patches, Gum" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, August 17, 2017)

"Researchers estimate amount of lead released from Flint water pipes" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, August 17, 2017)

"Twitch gamers live-stream their vital signs to keep fans hooked" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, August 15, 2017)

"A summer job in sub-zero temperatures" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, August 15, 2017)

"Viewing the Solar Eclipse? Take Precautions to Avoid Serious Eye Damage" by Sukee Bennett (UC San Francisco news office, August 14, 2017)

"When faced with pollution, these sea snakes shed their stripes" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, August 11, 2017)

"Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, August 10, 2017)

"PNNL and EMSL co-host conference on microbial communities" (with social media coverage) by Sarah McQuate (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, August 9, 2017)

"Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, August 8, 2017)

"Overly mothered puppies more likely to fail guide dog training" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, August 7, 2017)

"Can Climbing Be Used to Treat Depression?" by Ula Chrobak (Climbing Magazine, August 3, 2017)

"Big, armoured dinosaur still had camouflage to evade predators" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, August 3, 2017)

"CRISPR corrects mutation in human embryos" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, August 2, 2017)

"This elephant seal knows how to jam" (video) by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, July 31, 2017)

"Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, July 31, 2017)

"Sunscreen reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, July 31, 2017)

"4 things you should know about ticks and Lyme disease this summer" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, July 31, 2017)

"Flatworms can still 'see' even after they are decapitated" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 28, 2017)

"Forget stiches. These slug-inspired adhesives could soon heal your wounds" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, July 27, 2017)

"Half the atoms inside your body came from across the universe" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 27, 2017)

"Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, July 26, 2017)

"Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, July 24, 2017)

"Is the ground beneath the Stanford campus listening to you?" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, July 24, 2017)

"Will banning trade in fins help endangered sharks? Experts are divided" by Ula Chrobak and Sukee Bennett (Mongabay, July 21, 2017)

"Baby salmon with 'old' DNA more likely to survive epic migration" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 21, 2017)

"Elephant seals recognize vocal rhythms to avoid bullies" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, July 20, 2017)

"Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, July 20, 2017)

"Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 20, 2017)

"For the Elderly, Physical Therapy Can Help Straighten a Hunched Back" by Sukee Bennett (UC San Francisco news office, July 19, 2017)

"See the 'tuskers' hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 19, 2017)

"Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, July 18, 2017)

"Is picking edible weeds off the streets the next foodie trend?" (with video) by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, July 16, 2017)

"Cunning ravens can plan ahead, study shows" by Teresa L. Carey (PBS NewsHour, July 13, 2017)

"Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, July 13, 2017)

"Online harassment is on the rise—but no one can agree what it is" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 11, 2017)

"With San Clemente Dam gone, are steelhead trout about to make a comeback on the Carmel River?" by Teresa L. Carey (San Jose Mercury News, July 7, 2017)

"Google Searches Could Help Track Cander Incidence, Mortality" by Sukee Bennett (UC San Francisco news office, July 7, 2017)

"Toilet to tap? Some in drought-prone California say it's time" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, July 5, 2017)

"Sound Recorders Track Seabirds by the Seashore" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, July 5, 2017)

"We may have mated with Neanderthals more than 219,000 years ago" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 4, 2017)

"Birds play sick jungle beat with drumsticks they make themselves" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, June 28, 2017)

"Researchers use long-read genome sequencing for first time in a patient" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford School of Medicine, June 22, 2017)

"All-American eclipse has Californians stirring with excitement" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, June 20, 2017)

"'Change from Within' Highlights Diversity Efforts at UCSC" (video) by Aylin Woodward and Sarah McQuate (American Astronomical Society, June 20, 2017)

"Ancient Practice of Eating Soil Might Pose Risks to Unborn Babies" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, June 7, 2017)

"Stanford engineer's space robot technology helps self-driving cars and drones on Earth" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, June 6, 2017)

"Profile: Alison Galloway, Speaker for the Dead" by Aylin Woodward (Forensic Magazine, June 14, 2017)

"Big Sur's lonely redwoods are key to saving the species threatened by climate change" by Aylin Woodward, with video by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 2017)

"Innovation Transfer Program helps students make sustainable energy ideas a reality" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, June 6, 2017)

"Burden of care for elderly afflicted with dementia falls mostly on women" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, June 6, 2017)

"Neuroscientists rethink how the brain recognizes faces" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, June 1, 2017)

"Robot revolutionizes knee replacement surgery" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, May 31, 2017)

"Creepy Fish Provides Window into Ocean's Mysterious Twlight Zone" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, May 31, 2017)

"California creatures thriving after record winter rains" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 27, 2017)

"Cal rugby player moves toward recovery after life-changing spinal injury" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 24, 2017)

"Mysterious flashes on satellite images of Earth explained" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 18, 2017)

"In study, female OB/GYNs less likely than males to receive top patient satisfaction scores" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford Medicine SCOPE blog, May 17, 2017)

"Native plants help San Jose boost urban farm crops" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, May 11, 2017)

"Fossil of oldest known baleen-whale relative unearthed in Peru" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 11, 2017)

"Allergies stuffing up Bay Area, as rainy winter fuels revenge of the pollen" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 10, 2017)

"Waves surge in opposite directions around Io's largest lava lake" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, May 10, 2017)

"How Building a Wall Can Save a Forest" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, May 9, 2017)

"Noise pollution is invading even the most protected natural areas" by Ula Chrobak (Science, May 4, 2017)

"Human noise in US parks threatens wildlife" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 4, 2017)

"Lasers shed light on the inner workings of the giant larvacean" by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, May 3, 2017)

"Researchers seek adults with peanut allergies for studies" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford School of Medicine, May 3, 2017)

"Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, May 2, 2017)

"3-D rendering reveals secrets of bird flight" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, May 1, 2017)

"With a Little Help from My Friends" by Aylin Woodward (Scientific American, May 1, 2017)

"Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, May 1, 2017)

"Bay Area twins beat young adult cancer, together" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, April 28, 2017)

"The giant larvacean Bathochordaeus" (YouTube video) by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, April 28, 2017)

"Patients can teach the next generation of doctors, experts at Stanford Medicine X Ed say" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, April 23, 2017)

"To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say" by Ula Chrobak (Science, April 21, 2017)

"New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, April 21, 2017)

"Careful Crop Selection Near Airports Could Reduce Bird Strikes" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, April 21, 2017)

"What all those scientists on Twitter are really doing" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, April 20, 2017)

"Mosquitoes ready to invade the Bay Area" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, April 20, 2017)

"Digital archive of antique wax figures becomes a teaching tool" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, April 19, 2017)

"USGS finds vast reserves of salty water underground in California" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, April 15, 2017)

"How lizards get their spots" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, April 12, 2017)

"Why do shoelaces untie themselves? This team may have the answer" by Ula Chrobak (Science, April 11, 2017)

"At San Francisco's Exploratorium, once-budding topic of cannabis goes mainstream" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, April 7, 2017)

"New nano devices could withstand extreme environments in space and on earth" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, March 28, 2017)

"Boulder Creek: Rain and resilience in one of the state's wettest towns" by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 24, 2017)

"Initial hospital costs for gunshot wounds just 'tip of the iceberg'" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, March 21, 2017)

"Roller derby at a crossroads: Bye-bye fish nets, hello ESPN" by Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, March 17, 2017)

"UC Santa Cruz professor fights insects with sound" by Ula Chrobak (Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 17, 2017)

"Study: Marijuana use increases risks of stroke, heart failure" by Sukee Bennett and Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, March 16, 2017)

"Biological version of malware reverses antibiotic resistance in TB" by Emma Hiolski (Science, March 16, 2017)

"Study Finds That Coastal Wetlands Excel at Storing Carbon" by Sarah Derouin (Eos, March 16, 2017)

"What's killing bees? Young and old yearn to know" by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 14, 2017)

"Study finds sediment-rich streams are more dynamic" by Ula Chrobak (Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 13, 2017)

"Your brain fills gaps in your hearing without you realising" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, March 10, 2017)

"Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults" by Devika G. Bansal (New Scientist, March 7, 2017)

"Yellow taxis safer than blue ones, study concludes" by Emma Hiolski (Science, March 6, 2017)

"The beadnik: Polly Fordyce uses something tiny to do something big" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine, March 6, 2017)

"Stubborn wasp queens pass their personality on to their colony" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (New Scientist, March 3, 2017)

"California snowpack is almost double normal level" by Aylin Woodward and Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 1, 2017)