| Dec 5, 2010
Molecular biologist Britton Chance, who combined an expertise in electronics and automation with a knowledge of physiology to pioneer the study of ultra-fast reactions in human biology, died of heart failure Nov. 16 at the Hospital of the University of...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Mar 27, 2011
Terror comes in many forms.
Ever since he started writing for sci-fi magazines and for "The Twilight Zone," Richard Matheson has been giving readers a grand tour in the gardens of menace.
No one is safe. Not just the nervous passenger who sees a monster...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 9:39 AM
I'm not sure if it's the endorphins acting up, or a bond that you create with someone when you break a sweat, but there is definitely something about going on a "run" that will bring people together: as friends, as partners, as a couple, etc., etc. I've...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:29 AM
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said in an interview published on Monday.
Hawking, 69, was expected to die within a few years of being diagnosed...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| May 25, 2011
Maurice Goldhaber, one of the pioneers of modern physics whose experiments helped create the current understanding of how the world works, died May 11 at his home on Long Island, N.Y., after a short illness. He had celebrated his 100th birthday less...
| Jun 2, 2011
John Oliver's career as lead correspondent on "The Daily Show," active standup performer and occasional actor in TV and movie comedies is quite different from the goals he had at prestigious University of Cambridge.
"I studied English in college, which...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Despite his efforts to stave off his long-overdue date with justice, indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared before a panel of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Friday. Soon he will stand trial for...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 5:46 PM
A UC Irvine alumna has become the first Rhodes Scholar in university history.
Megan Braun, 23, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in history in 2009, said she plans to attend Oxford University in the fall for two years, where she plans to work...
| Nov 12, 2010
Kathy DeGrego's T-shirt lets you know right away she isn't an old-school librarian.
"Shhh," it says, "is a four-letter word."
That spirit of bookish defiance has guided the makeover of the suburban Denver library system where DeGrego works. Reference...