| 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 20, 2014
| 2:27 PM
For couples looking to conceive a baby, one key roadblock could be hiding in plain sight: high lipids circulating in the bloodstream of either partner.
High cholesterol readings, according to a study published Tuesday, are implicated in delayed...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine.
"This is dinosaur country," he says,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.
The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
HAMPTON — When Spencer Saunders says everything in his life is scheduled around stock car racing, he's not kidding. Whether he's at school or at work or simply having fun, racing is always a part.
Saunders, 24, works up to 50 hours a week in...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors.
The transition was expected since...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:05 AM
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Passengers arriving from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began undergoing enhanced screening Saturday before being allowed through immigration at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the first of five ports of...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious?
Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
| May 4, 2014
"Drivers, start your engines" is a phrase usually followed by the loud explosion of combustion engines roaring to life in any average car race. But for South Plantation High School's Solar Knights, the sound is instead the whine of electric engines.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Airline travelers who are frustrated with the speed of wireless Internet on planes may have some relief soon.
Communications giant AT&T has announced it is working to put 4G LTE wireless Internet on commercial planes by as soon as late 2015.