| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A University of Southern California professor and colleagues from Stanford and Harvard universities were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs to help predict complex chemical reactions....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
This week's award of the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh and Francois Englert of the Free University of Brussels is a reminder of how the U.S. blew the chance to confirm their theory of the "Higgs boson."
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:11 PM
African elephants really get the point -- the finger point that is.
At least that's the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology that examined the behavior of 11 pachyderms who were pointed in the direction of hidden...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Having trouble wrapping your head around why NASA's Juno spacecraft needed to come so close to Earth as it makes its way to Jupiter?
Bill Nye has you covered.
To honor Juno's closest approach to Earth since it launched in 2011, NASA and the YouTube...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Do you think its OK to text and drive because you're a great driver? If so, chances are you're a guy.
A new study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management found that 4 out of 5 college students texted while driving, and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The film “20,000 Days On Earth” is that rare thing, a movie that is hard to classify. Even describing it is difficult to do.
Screening as part of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance, it is a document of the recording of Nick...
| Mar 14, 2013
On the heels of the newest data released by physicists at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Conference held in La Thuile, Italy, regarding the Higgs boson “The God Particle,” Science Channel will be premiering a special...
| Aug 9, 2012
A message to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj: I’m pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. As you know, this announcement is a long time coming. It reflects months of......
| Jul 5, 2012
A few months ago, I read an interview of one of the scientists involved in the (now successful) search for the elusive Higgs Boson, and in it he expressed his distaste for the term, the “God Particle.” He allowed that it was something...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:26 PM
While reading a book on contemporary physics some time ago, I realized that attempting to comprehend it was like trying to floss the teeth of a flea.
With broken fingers.
I managed to finish the book, but the...