| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk has developed a new medical use for the slime of the Pacific hagfish, and is pitting her research against 14 other American students and one Canadian in an international science competition.
| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.
Now researchers have...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains.
The victims are box...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
After waiting for justice for nearly five years , Jahmeshia Conner’s mother came to court Thursday to see with her own eyes the man accused of violently ending the fifth-grader’s life.
Rene Valentin-Matos had been extradited from a small...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life."
A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
California-based Main Street Films has pacted with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corporation to acquire films for distribution in Greater China.
The two will also co-produce family oriented and romantic comedy films and television productions...
| May 10, 2014
The Times points out many of the flaws in legislation (SB 1381) proposed in the California Senate that would require the labeling of food produced with certain "genetic engineering" techniques ("Base food labeling on fact, not fear," Editorial, May 5)....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:56 AM
For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Cateresa Matthews' murder haunts her mother to this day. It's been more than two decades, and the killer hasn't been brought to justice.
Fourteen-year-old Cateresa was raped and murdered in 1991. Last week, authorities announced they were re-opening the...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:59 PM
A hundred people, or 25 teams, spent several hours brainstorming, programming, designing and launching mobile applications over the weekend at a three-day hackathon in Burbank called Game+Hack 2014.
Co-hosted by the YMCA, the city of Burbank and...