| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:01 PM
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook.
The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:41 AM
NEW YORK — "Before people had faith," remarks one of the two characters in Nick Payne's head-spinning new Broadway play "Constellations," "people's lives were their own."
That's the kind of line that pulls you up short in the theater. First you...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the world faster and easier thanks to new technology from Intel and SwiftKey which replaces the decades-old platform that made his computerized voice recognizable around the world.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Mount St. Mary's University, the second-oldest Catholic university in America, has turned to a Los Angeles private equity and strategic planning businessman to be its next president.
The university announced Monday that Simon Newman, 51, will succeed...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:40 PM
With protests across the country fueled by police killings such as the ones in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., two groups often at odds — law enforcement officials and civil rights advocates — are beginning to see body cameras as a way to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Scientists say they have discovered a key factor in the lab formation of human primordial germ cells -- the precursors to egg and sperm -- and that it differs significantly from experiments involving rodent cells.
In a paper published Wednesday in the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78.
Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The line-up for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team is growing.
Straight from the news release, here's the members of Team wolf's steering committee that will review government agencies
Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing.
It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state.
Scott took office in the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73.
Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...