| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
All across the country, Americans will wrap up their Fourth of July celebrations by watching the sky light up with fireworks. If you’re going to be one of them, you have chemistry to thank.
Fireworks displays have become increasingly sophisticated...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.
The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Kids aren't squeamish when it comes to playing scientist for a day. They're happy to whip up a bowl of slime, mix it with a popsicle stick, stretch it like "silly putty," and take it home in a plastic bag for more fun and adventure, scientist-style.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev graciously accepted the "favorite on-screen chemistry" People's Choice Award with a high-five, a kiss and a laugh despite having broken up off-screen.
"The Vampire Diaries" costars, who play star-crossed vampires Damon...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Chemistry students across the nation and the world will have free and open access to videotaped, online classes from UC Irvine under an unusual initiative starting Monday.
UC Irvine’s “OpenChem” program will allow curious visitors...
| Mar 25, 2013
As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions.
By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:34 PM
BURBANK — For most teams, summer league basketball is about learning to play together. Some have more work to do than others and that was visible when the La Caņada High and Bellarmine-Jefferson boys’ squads met in a contest Tuesday at Burbank...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Charley Toomey couldn't help but reminisce May 31 when he flicked on the television to watch the Charlotte Hounds play the New York Lizards in a Major League Lacrosse matchup.
As Hounds attackman Eric Lusby tied a game high with three goals and rookie...