| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male.
But that has it precisely...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:22 AM
High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August.
Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
| 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 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
| 9:11 AM
Patrick Suppes, a philosopher of science and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped to launch the use of computers in the classroom, died Nov. 17 of natural causes at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he taught for more than 60 years....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers.
So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...
| 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 5, 2014
| 12:35 AM
In the most expensive political race in California, incumbent Tom Torlakson held the lead late Tuesday night over Marshall Tuck in the contest for state superintendent of public instruction.
Shortly before midnight, Torlakson cautiously predicted...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A rule that some U.S. lawmakers want the Federal Reserve to follow when setting monetary policy is now giving conflicting signals on where interest rates should be, a San Francisco Fed study published on Monday showed.
The so-called Taylor rule, named...