| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:01 AM
He hasn't been caught yet, but a rapist wanted in at least 30 "extremely violent" sexual assaults and robberies at Southern California massage parlors has been charged with 31 felonies.
The charges filed by the Riverside County district attorney's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:31 PM
A former professional boxer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the 1987 slaying of his manager, Los Angeles police said.
An LAPD-FBI fugitive task force took Exum Speight, 50, into custody at his San Fernando home Wednesday morning, a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month.
"Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:11 PM
When Thomas Trappler talks clouds, companies listen.
But he's not warning about rain. Rather, Trappler is a "cloud" consultant, who tells attorneys, executives and fellow information technology experts what to look out for when they put company...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:41 PM
The body found Thursday night near the car of a Lake Villa man who disappeared last month on his drive home from work is likely the missing man, and DNA test results should be available Monday to prove it, authorities said today.
Nicholas Steward, 33,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process.
Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics has reached a deal to sell its marquee stem-cell drug, the first to win government approval, for up to $100 million.
A subsidiary of Australian company Mesoblast Ltd. has agreed to pay $50 million for...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A man was ordered held on $350,000 bail Sunday and accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's young relative after DNA evidence left on the child's clothes linked him to the crime.
Rodney Jackson, 29, whose birthday is this week, was charged with...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...