| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday.
The Royal Swedish Academy of...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting.
Reporter John Fund...
| 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 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bob Rogers, 64, is founder and chief creative officer of BRC Imagination Arts, a design and production company that creates what it dubs "visitor experiences," including theme park attractions, museum displays, corporate tours and world expo...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday.
The third annual analysis of extreme weather events underscored...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79.
| Oct 6, 2014
Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...