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The Mysterious Disease Traveling Across the Pacific in the Wind

For decades, doctors have been unable to answer the most basic question about Kawasaki disease: what causes it—a virus, a chemical, a fungus? Whatever it is, it provokes mysterious swelling and rashes in infants. Doctors now think they have finally figured out what causes Kawasaki—thanks to an analysis of the wind. » 5/20/14 1:25pm 5/20/14 1:25pm

This Is the Simplest Explanation of Climate Change You'll Ever See

Climate change is one of the most complex areas of scientific study out there, causing physicists, chemists and meteorologists alike to scratch their heads—so it's understandable that the rest of us find it a little difficult to grasp. But this video is your best chance yet of understanding the topic. » 4/23/14 8:40am 4/23/14 8:40am

Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute to Global Warming?

There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 1,300 pound (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. (See » 4/11/14 7:15am 4/11/14 7:15am

L.A. Weather Isn't Always Perfect: Snow & Hurricanes in the Southland

How many people has climate lured to the Southland? Idyllic images of a sun-drenched region—packaged into travel narratives, citrus crate labels, and surf-rock songs—attracted millions to the Los Angeles area. As early as the 1870s, tubercular invalids were moving to the region for its dry air and mild temperatures.… » 1/28/14 5:19pm 1/28/14 5:19pm