| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Steve Brookstein. Joe McElderry. James Arthur.
If these names mean nothing to you, we've got something in common: I didn't recognize them either, despite the fact that each belongs to a winner on the U.K. version of Simon Cowell's flagship star-making...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's reasoning regarding the recent ruling on DNA collection is severely flawed ("Court is right on DNA," June 4).
DNA is not 21st-century fingerprinting, and it does more than identify a person. It's likely there is yet undetermined information...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In two courts, half a country apart, judges last month grappled with the reliability of testimony and forensic hair evidence analysis that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provided in criminal trials decades ago. John Norman Huffington, imprisoned...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Bail was set today at $700,000 for a man charged in a May 2012 hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old West Side girl.
Ronald J. Tenard, 25, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated DUI in the death of Sade McGee, who died after a May...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:48 PM
A man convicted of breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting a woman after holding a knife to her throat 17 years ago was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum prison term for such a crime.
DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman ordered Kurt Serzen, 55,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:02 PM
We all smell things a little differently, and new research shows why: By examining the DNA of hundreds of individuals and testing their sense of smell, scientists found the genetic basis for why we smell certain scents.
Although smell is a huge part...
| Aug 11, 2013
For 22 years she rarely spoke of the chilling attack, even as it changed so much about her life.
The multisport athlete was 14 and on her way home from basketball practice on a fall evening when she was grabbed from behind, dragged from the road and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:38 PM
More than half a century ago, doctors took Henrietta Lacks' tissue and used it for research without her permission, creating the first immortal line of cells and making possible billions of dollars in medical research. Now, 62 years later, the National...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
More than a year after a 13-year-old girl was found brutally beaten and stabbed to death in a Sacramento park, authorities said they have arrested a man in connection to her death.
Sacramento County sheriff's detectives announced Thursday that DNA...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The mystery of "Mona Lisa's" real-life muse, which has spawned centuries of speculation, could be solved through DNA testing.
Researchers on Friday opened a family tomb in Florence, Italy, to help confirm the identity of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo,...