Science and Health

Kelly Willie poses with an ultrasound photo of her child, due April 2023

Prospective mothers switch jobs for reproductive health benefits

More and more companies since 2015 have been offering fertility benefits. It's a trend that is particularly helpful for couples hoping to have a baby.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Two golden retrievers sit together.

Which dog breed is the smartest?

Scientists studied 1,000 dogs from 13 different breeds to determine how they measured up in 10 different intelligence tests.

 | Scripps News Staff

Children stretch in a classroom

American Academy of Pediatrics shares how to treat childhood obesity

The American Academy of Pediatrics' new guidelines focus on behavioral treatment, medications and potential surgery.

 | Scripps News Staff

People carrying their belongs arrive at an evacuation center in Santa Barbara, Calif.

California deluge forces mass evacuations, boy swept away

Tens of thousands of people remained without power, and some schools closed for the day.

 | AP

A person walks through a flooded street.

Climate change is already forcing communities to relocate

Environmental changes due to climate change are pushing residents out of their neighborhoods, though many are ignoring the signs.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Southwest Airlines plane flies low over Gravelly Point on approach to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Why do planes cruise at 36,000 feet?

If you’ve traveled by air, you know that sometimes it inspires frustration and questions.

 | Simon Kaufman

Denver, Colorado skyline.

UN says ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066

A scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after the world agreed to stop producing a list of ozone-eating chemicals.

 | AP

A tree collapsed on a California house.

California Hit By More Storms, Braces For Potential Floods

A flood watch was in effect for a large swath of Northern and Central California, with 6 to 12 inches of rain expected through Wednesday.

 | AP

A nurse signs a board demanding safe staffing at a rally.

Nurses go on strike at 2 New York City hospitals

The walkout involves as many as 3,500 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and about 3,600 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

 | AP

Facebook app on an iPhone.

Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

Seattle Public Schools blames social media for worsening mental health and behavioral disorders in students, making it more difficult to teach them.

 | AP

Apple iPhones

How to use your iPhone’s built-in white noise machine

There are a lot of hidden iPhone settings you may be unaware of including this built-in white noise maker that may help you get some great sleep.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A Colorado Earth building block is shown.

A Safer, Cheaper, More Sustainable Way To Rebuild After Disaster

A company turning dirt into building material could help rebuild neighborhoods that have been hit by fires, tornadoes, floods and more.

 | Scripps News Staff

A photo from NOAA shows a right whale mom and calf.

One Of The Most Endangered Whales Spotted Off Florida Coast With Calf

A right whale and its calf were seen near Jensen Beach in Florida — a rare sight to see, as there are fewer than 350 right whales remaining.

 | Scripps News Staff

Photo of a senior couple

Why are some reconsidering where to retire?

Some Americans are now looking for the best places to retire for climate change. This would rule out Florida, the most popular state for retirees.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman watches a video showing a robotic arm performs bone surgery

Doctors Optimistic About Medical Breakthroughs For 2023

The medical community is expecting advancements this year with the potential to change everything from shots to surgery.

 | Lindsey Theis

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Again As Summit Crater Glows

Kilauea summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and away from residential communities.

 | AP

A support beam is seen inside a storm damaged California restaurant.

'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Damaging Winds, Drenching California

Hurricane-strength winds and heavy rain toppled trees, flooded roads and knocked out power to more than 180,000 homes and businesses.

 | AP

CPR Demonstration.

Experts Share CPR And Life-Saving Tips After Damar Hamlin Incident

Experts suggest learning CPR as life-saving practical skill.

 | Scripps News Staff

Overhead lights illuminate a tunnel inside the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Jet fuel, forever chemicals are still leaking into Honolulu's water

The Red Hill fueling station at Pearl Harbor is leaking chemicals into the O'ahu water supply, causing damage that could last generations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Taylor Swift with cat Olivia in Blank Space music video.

Taylor Swift's Cat Ranks 3rd Among The World’s Richest Pets

As famous and wealthy as this fluff ball may sound, Olivia Benson is not the richest pet.

 | Andrea Diaz and Scripps News Staff

A woman holds a glass of sparkling wine

The Benefits Of Incorporating A Dry January Into Your New Year

Some people are choosing to cut out alcohol for a month as they start the new year.

 | Cat Sandoval

A salad with tomatoes

How To Include Children In New Year's Diet Resolutions

Experts are offering tips on how to include the entire family in New Year's resolutions to eat healthier.

 | Scripps News Staff

A doctor's stethoscope is seen worn around her neck

Men And Women Given Differing Advice To Treat Heart Disease

Researchers found that heart disease in women has been overlooked and women are less likely than men to be prescribed medication to treat it.

 | Scripps News Staff

Two men collect sandbags from an emergency distribution center to prepare for an upcoming storm

Evacuations Ordered As California Storm Knocks Out Power

The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain in parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, where most of the region remains under flood warnings.

 | AP

A woman looks after her elderly relative lying on a stretcher as patients receive intravenous drips in the emergency ward.

Beds Run Out At Beijing Hospital As COVID-19 Spreads

A growing number of governments, including the U.S., are requiring virus tests for travelers from China, saying China is not being transparent enough.

 | AP

Californians prepare sandbags for an upcoming storm.

California Prepares For Major 'Pineapple Express' Storm

Forecasters warned of winds gusts up to 60 mph, heavy downpours, flooding, downed trees and power outages in parts of northern California.

 | AP and Scott Withers

A woman stands by a lake.

California Seeks Sterilization Victims To Pay Reparations

California had the nation's largest forced sterilization program, beginning in 1909. Some women were even sterilized in prisons about a decade ago.

 | AP

A long row of double-stacked shipping containers provide a new wall between the United States and Mexico.

Containers Used As A Border Wall Are Being Removed, But At What Cost?

Environmentalists say the container wall disrupted wildlife, but they worry their expensive removal will cost the land even more.

 | Adi Guajardo

Two men work the measurement phase of the first media snow survey of the season.

California's Heavy Rain Is Pushing Snowpack Out Of Historic Lows

California's snow survey is showing one of its best starts in the last 40 years, which is great news for the West's long-running drought.

 | James Packard

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage of a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland

World Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg Turns 20 Years Old

The youngest person to grace the cover as Time's person of the year celebrates her birthday.

 | Cat Sandoval