| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Glen Stassen, a Christian ethicist who left a budding career in nuclear physics to study theology and who went on to develop a biblically based framework for peace activism, has died. He was 78.
Stassen, the son of former Minnesota Gov. Harold Stassen,...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests.
In a letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at UCLA report that 10-year-old girls who are told they are too fat by people that are...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
A new retrospective of work by June Wayne is opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and science lovers will want to check it out.
Wayne was an artist who counted rocket scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory among her close...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:58 PM
With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead.
In the first quarter of this year, there...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:36 PM
They had each lost slabs of muscle to bomb blasts or other physical traumas, then struggled to regain even partial function of their mangled legs. Some even considered amputation.
After exhausting all conventional treatments, the five men volunteered...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work.
At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The most critical ingredient in beer is also the least understood. Without the biological marvel that is Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- brewer’s yeast -- beer would simply be grainy soda pop, but brewers didn’t even know that yeast existed...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A Hollywood publicist couldn't have planned it better.
Just in time for the world premiere of "OR7 -- The Journey," a documentary about a photogenic gray wolf who stole hearts on his 2011 trek from Oregon to California, comes big news from wildlife...