| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking.
This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In recent months, I've been concerned about the level of credence being given to some reports covering honey bees and colony decline, especially those that claim that a bee-apocalypse is coming and that bees will most definitely be extinct within a few...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said.
The action would appear to signal an...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:13 PM
The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning.
A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
| Jun 27, 2014
Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated.
— Marsha Jackson, Highwood
A: It is best to use a commercial...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...