| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- vertebrates just like people -- have a face. But it has not always been the case.
The first creatures with a backbone -- jawless fish from hundreds of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Listening to the Tibetan Singing Bowls transports Ed Susralski to a peaceful place, far from the terminal cancer that might otherwise cloud his thoughts.
As Jayne Hayes played the rims of 17 different Tibetan Singing Bowls with a mallet during a...
| 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....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are different kinds of resonance. The resonance of history adds interest to any enterprise. Music that resonates in special ways that cause the brain to enter into enhanced new states of awareness, well, that's something you've got to experience for...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:18 AM
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is covering the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, so he wasn't available to slow jam the news on Jimmy Fallon's third episode of "The Tonight Show," but he was able to do the next best thing. Using snippets from dozens of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Chattering together in Spanish, the students entered the large, bare room before switching to English to greet their teacher, MaLuisa Castro.
"How are you? You want coffee?" responded Castro, a petite Filipina with an expansive personality. Then, the...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Medical professionals who use tissue samples to diagnose diseases and conditions rely on histotechnicians and histotechnologists to properly prepare the samples they will use. These professionals are an increasingly important part of health care labs...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Officials suspect loud music at a Logan Square nightclub contributed to the partial collapse of a ceiling that injured three men.
The suburban men were dancing on the third floor of the Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 1:25 a.m. Saturday...