Stem cell research has long been a controversial topic. To its supporters, it holds the promise of curing many chronic and degenerative diseases. To its detractors, it crosses an ethical boundary. What exactly are stem cells, how far away are those cures, and why the opposition?
A column about the science behind every day things
Did you know February is American Heart Month? It's not all about valentines and candies. According to the CDC, heart disease causes almost one in four deaths and it's the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. For the first column in this new series, "How It Works" we'll look at how the heart does its job and what causes heart disease.
The sports world was recently upended by the news that NBA player Jason Collins made his declaration in becoming the first male in a major U.S. team sport professional athlete to declare that he is openly gay and is still active in his sport.
African-American youth filled the first two rows of chairs lining the congregation room of the Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on April 27, clad in white t-shirts reading “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference.”