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  • Letters: Value security, values science in schools

    Re "Testing a new curriculum," Editorial, Sept. 8 National security demands that the U.S. produce the world's top scientists. Why, then, is K-12 achievement in the sciences low compared to many other advanced nations? The reason is simple. As...
  • Letters: Using and abusing iPads

    Re "Questions dog L.A. Unified's iPad rollout," Oct. 2 Like Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy, I appreciate the idea that disadvantaged students could be helped by giving them Apple iPads. However, I believe that technology came...
  • Letters: Overpopulation is real

    Re "Why ingenuity alone won't save us," Opinion, Sept. 22 Human population growth threatens every culture, every religion and every living thing on Earth. It is a problem that will not yield to the usual approaches to big challenges; neither a massive...
  • Letters: State of the nation's bridges

    Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4 While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
  • Letters: About that climate change 'hiatus'

    Letters: About that climate change 'hiatus'
    Re "What's this global warming 'hiatus'?," Sept. 23 I'm not a climate scientist and will not attempt to argue the interpretation of the data presented in this piece, but I do know what the word "hiatus" means: merely a lapse in continuity — in...
  • Letters: Hard lessons

    Letters: Hard lessons
    Re “Struggling at the crossroads,” Column One, Aug. 16 My heart aches for Kashawn Campbell, but let's be real: Does anyone who read this article really believe he belongs at UC Berkeley? He's completely lost in his college writing course;...
  • Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry

    Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry
    The smell of bacon cooking is so popular there is now a perfume made to mimic it. But did you ever wonder why, if bacon smells so good, nobody ever makes pork-scented perfume? Me neither, actually, but one team of researchers did. The result is “A...
  • Is the Pacific Ocean radioactive? You can help find out

    As a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has been studying the effects of Japan’s Fukushima reactor leak since right after it happened, Ken Buesseler had long grown frustrated with the repeated scare stories he was seeing...
  • Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan dies

    Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan dies
    Marcella Hazan, whose many cookbooks introduced Americans to the true food of Italy, died Sunday morning at her home in Longboat Key, Fla., according to her husband, Victor Hazan. She was 89 and had been in failing health for several months. Her...
  • Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression

    Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression
    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...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...