| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:18 PM
As Laguna Beach's new mayor, Bob Whalen said the city's arts community needs a spark.
Some arts institutions in town are operating on narrow margins, while others struggle to find venues for their work, Whalen said Monday as he discussed goals for the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:16 AM
There was Nikhil Patel's name printed in the scientific journal alongside other researchers who have devoted decades studying their fields and already collected their PhDs.
The journal's editorial staff knew little that Nikhil was different.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk.
But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future.
In the decade since he...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:35 PM
For years, American firms far and wide have bemoaned Chinese copycats.
But these days, the water-cooler chatter in Silicon Valley has turned to the meteoric rise of Alibaba, which in September sparked the world's largest IPO. With millions of users and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three?
That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
"There was no relationship between them...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.
This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation.
If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:43 PM
A Chicago man alleged to have hijacked a taxicab after hailing it early Saturday morning and refusing to tell the driver where he wanted to go was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Saturday.
Mino P. Emini, of the 500 block of West Kinzie Street,...