| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Think your political beliefs arise from logic and reason? Think again. A team of scientists who studied the brains of liberal, moderate and conservative people found that they could tell who leaned left and who leaned right based on how their brains...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing.
It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Towson University has recruited a herd of new groundskeepers to put the bite on a pesky weed problem on the suburban campus.
Hauled in from a Harford County farm, 18 goats began munching away Sunday on a patch of English ivy covering the forest floor in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS.
The sophisticated imaging technology...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.
Noticeably missing from this...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Some people might travel to tropical islands to discover new species. Not Jeremy Feinberg.
The Brooklyn-based ecologist found a species of frog that was brand-new to science right in New York City.
The recently discovered frog is known colloquially...
| Nov 18, 2014
Lyft for Work: An article in the Nov. 14 Business section about ride-sharing firm Lyft adding corporate customers said Adobe was a launch customer. After publication, Lyft issued a correction stating that Adobe participated as a pilot partner in the...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A video recorded by a Tinley Park family of two bald eagles flying soaring through the air and jockeying for a fish has become a popular attraction online.
Nicholas Henkle, who is also superintendent of Rockdale School District 84, said he was home with...