| Mar 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window — and no one made a peep.
The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:54 PM
St. Mary's College of Maryland has selected as its new president a dean from a small Oregon college who has Maryland roots, the college announced Wednesday.
Tuajuanda Jordan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000.
Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat — and goes soft in the clutch.
Said druggist Doug...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — Eager to attack more hazardous household products, state officials went public Thursday with a first list of consumer products that might need to be reformulated or pulled from retailers' shelves altogether.
As part of its unfolding...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There isn't a pharmaceutical cocktail powerful enough to improve the dreadful comedy of "Better Living Through Chemistry." Squandering a committed lead performance from Sam Rockwell, the feature debut of development execs-turned-filmmakers Geoff Moore and...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:02 PM
First pitch of the 2014 prep baseball season will be tossed Saturday for five local high schools.
Four of the five teams, defending Sunset League champion Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, CIF Southern Section Division 1 runner-up Marina, and Ocean...