| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.)
We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes thyroid nodules? Does having them mean I'm at risk for thyroid cancer?
ANSWER: There are a variety of reasons why thyroid nodules may develop. In most cases, however, these nodules are benign, and the risk for developing...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Chandra Wilson, who stars as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," knows what it's like on the other side of the prescription pad. And she knows what it's like to advocate for an ill child. Her 20-year-old daughter has long struggled with...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There are days when just the thought of leaving the house seems like a huge effort. Days when you don't feel like getting off the couch, never mind going to the gym. But guess what--if you got out of bed this morning, you jump-started your fitness routine...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Vehicles Affected: About 150,201 model-year 2012-2013 Volkswagen Passat sedans. The Problem: When the hood is closed roughly, or dropped from a certain height, the resulting vibration or impact could cause a low-beam headlight bulb to lose electrical...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The electronic music scene has been heavily monopolized.
Duos like The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Daft Punk have been emblematic of the electronic genre and have therefore defined its qualities.
Within that established realm, there have been...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A trio of films shared the Rotterdam Film Festival's Tiger Award for first or second films. Japan's "Anatomy of a Paper Clip" (pictured), South Korea's "Han Gong-Ju" and Sweden's "Something Must Break." Prizes were awarded Friday; the Dutch fest wraps...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:48 PM
PHOENIX — A fake barrel cactus with a camera mounted inside. An unmanned robot hardy enough to explore underground drug tunnels. Software that recognizes faces while tapping into federal databases.
"We give them a tasting here," said Steve Roser,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The earth shook in Ocean City, Md., on Thursday morning, but seismologists said the vibrations didn’t match those of an earthquake or a frost quake, leaving the cause a mystery.
Richard Ortt Jr., director of the Maryland Geological Survey, said...