| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Stanford University is joining with the state's largest teachers union to prepare schools for new learning goals that will change the way California students are taught and tested.
The project, which formally launches this week, initially involves...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.
Warheads in the nation's...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:30 AM
An experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown promise in preliminary human safety trials, according to researchers, and may pave the way to a more affordable means of fighting the virus.
In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:15 PM
John V. Shields Jr., a former CEO of Trader Joe's who made the quintessentially California grocery chain a national powerhouse by breaking out of the Golden State and building stores throughout the U.S., has died. He was 82.
Shields, who lived in...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:03 PM
For haters of junk mail, Proposition 46 may be this election season's biggest nuisance. Groups supporting and opposing 46 have spared no expense in stuffing voters' mailboxes. Among other provisions, the measure would reset California's cap on noneconomic...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Do bothersome facts matter anymore?
Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has fallen out of the top spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of MBA programs, the publication said Tuesday.
Booth, which fell to No. 3, had been No. 1 for the past four rankings. This is...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Runners who used paper tape on one foot during extra-long marathons still ended up with painful blisters, according to a new study.
While the runners reported blisters on their taped feet, the vast majority said they'd used the product again. The high...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:08 AM
During her 47-year tenure as a first-grade teacher at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Phyllis McMillan said she never met a child she didn't cherish.
"When I first started out, I had no idea what a wonderful, wonderful life I'd have...