| Jun 3, 2009
| 12:50 PM
Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court?
An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson
| Jun 17, 2009
Some time next year, a seeing-eye dog may guide visitors -- even those with no vision problems -- through the galleries of the Hammer Museum in Westwood to a pre-selected painting. In San Francisco, young actors in training may be found rounding up an...
| Jul 8, 2008
| 10:53 AM
Owners of the massive Deseret Ranch pulled their request to get a portion of their Orange County property rezoned for development.
County Commissioner Linda Stewart said the decision was made because "there were too many questions" about the proposal....
| May 11, 2010
“Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum”
By Meghan McCarthy
Paula Wiseman Books, $15.99, ages 4-8
You don’t have to wait until middle school to find good non-fiction. Meghan McCarthy takes a part of children’s lives that is so...
| Nov 5, 2010
Where Good Ideas Come From
The Natural History of Innovation
Riverhead: 326 pp., $26.95
Steven Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" is misnamed. Natural history was pioneered by 18th century...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:01 PM
Technological innovation? Particle theory? Biomimetics? These weighty subjects are not just for experts. All published in 2010, these highly relatable reads explore places in the day-to-day where complex science is hard at work.
"The Amazing Story of...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 10:05 PM
Marcy McKenna was tired of the clutter that covered her bathroom spaces. So the Newport Beach mother developed the Styling Station, a fire-proof cabinet that can house all of a woman's electric beauty appliances in one small space.
Born to a family of...
| May 11, 2010
| 9:18 AM
Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
| May 13, 2010
Across from me is Roberta Medford. We're sitting in front of an open window at her Montrose residence.
"What is it about atheists that people just don't like?" I ask.
"You would have to ask them that. I don't know!" Medford says with a good-natured...
| Jan 10, 2010
Despite the binary nature of his own neural wiring, each synapse an on/off switch, passing electrochemical messages from axon to dendrite, Jaron Lanier will be the first to tell you that the mind is not a digital device. We are analog creatures,...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 11:34 AM
When two weeks of climate negotiations finally wound to an overtime finish in Copenhagen, the goal of a new binding treaty to combat global warming still looked elusively far away. And, even for climate activists, the question was: "Is that so bad?"...