Los Angeles Times

Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.

Recent Articles

  • Obesity is still a growing problem for American adults, CDC says

    Obesity is still a growing problem for American adults, CDC says

    America’s obesity problem just keeps getting bigger.A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 37.7% of U.S. adults were obese as of 2014. That’s up from 34.9% two years earlier.From 2011 through 2014, an estimated 36.5% of Americans ages 20 and older had a body...

  • Surprise! Scientists discover that sperm cells can slither [VIDEO]

    Surprise! Scientists discover that sperm cells can slither [VIDEO]

    Scientists have discovered that sperm have a previously unrecognized skill – they can swim in a “slither” mode when they are close to the wall of their environment. The motion of a slithering sperm cell resembles that of a snake wriggling across the desert floor – the head of the sperm points in...

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