| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93.
Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their name from wing-like extensions they use to swim (the "foot" being the muscular portion of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors Friday that all but frees him from criminal liability in the 2008 laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant.
Charged with four felony counts of willfully violating state...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
These are illustrious times for the pianist and writer Jeremy Denk. Last year he won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship, was named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year and signed a book contract to expand a New Yorker article about piano lessons....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
California State University is embarking on a hiring spree, aiming to add 700 new full-time faculty members next year in an attempt to reverse years of class and staff reductions and improve student success.
The push comes as the university is under...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A few years ago a job notice circulated in Hollywood for a “cultural attaché” for Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush.
To some it seemed like an urban myth. Not to Brad...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:42 AM
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 1,079 degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 9 and May 10. The three graduation ceremonies include one for graduate students on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m....
| May 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Eleanor Louise Taylor, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital chemist, died of coronary artery disease May 6 at the institution where she worked. The Catonsville resident was 90.
Born Eleanor Louise Harnishfeger in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Louis...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Going to and from sleepovers comes with being a high school girl.
Kayla Thigpen wanted to make the most of those sleepovers. Thigpen, a transfer from Atlantic, used it to learn about her new teammates.
"Me as a person, I am trying to get chemistry...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other.