| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Don’t play games with the coral trout – it might just outmaneuver you. These fish appear to be just as skilled as chimpanzees at picking the best, most able allies to help them nab some food, new research shows.
The findings, described in...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President Fran├žois Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Imagine a world in which a Norwalk Community College student can virtually audit a microeconomics lecture taught at Harvard. Sounds pretty contemporary, right? But the idea isn't new — it dates back to the 1960s.
Fifty years ago, commentators...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:54 AM
A response to Nara Schoenberg's essay "These books can talk: Do the books that we haven't read — and won't — say more about us than the ones we repeatedly devour?"
To the Editor:
I feel deeply about the need to promote the tough stuff, the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”?
A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:55 PM
La Ca˝ada High School junior Lucas Drill completed a program at the University of Cambridge in England over the summer.
The Cambridge Scholars Program combined sports, academics and travel. Lucas returned to the program just before the start of the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss.
The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
| Sep 14, 2013
Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanism found inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.
The discovery, published in...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:33 PM
For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...