| 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 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:27 PM
For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California.
On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Dinosaurs have long been thought of as slow, lumbering, cold-blooded animals, akin to reptiles like the crocodile and the lizard – but there’s been increasing signs in recent years that they may have been warm-blooded, as mammals and birds...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment.
The broadest analysis...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:57 PM
New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists have synthesized microscopic diamonds that are harder,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:49 PM
The Los Angeles Clippers are not on the market just yet, but the prospect has the city, and the monied people who like to own Big Things, buzzing about who might become the next boss of one of pro basketball's most star-crossed, and now promising,...