| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Children set up about 75 lemonade stands around Huntington Beach last weekend to help raise money for pediatric brain cancer research.
The nonprofit McKenna Claire Foundation held its fourth annual Stand Up and Shine campaign Saturday and Sunday,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:14 PM
George W. Hilton
UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history
George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier.
The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition...
| 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.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists.
Though researchers cautioned...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:57 PM
"When I am angry, will you still embrace me?
When I am thoughtless, will you understand?
Will you believe in me, stand by me willingly?
Will you share some of your questions with me?
If you will show me acceptance,
then I may learn to give as...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:14 PM
A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence...
| 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...