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

  • Study tracks the evolution of pro-creationism laws in the U.S.

    Study tracks the evolution of pro-creationism laws in the U.S.

    The forces opposed to teaching evolution in U.S. public schools just got a new reason to resent the bedrock scientific theory: A researcher has used the principles of evolutionary biology to show that laws ostensibly aimed at improving science education are firmly rooted in efforts to make classrooms...

  • Sobering statistics: Teen drinking continues to fall, study shows

    Sobering statistics: Teen drinking continues to fall, study shows

    More American teenagers are just saying no to booze. A new national survey finds that 40% of teens consumed alcohol in 2015, including 22% who did so in the 30 days before they were questioned. Those figures, published Wednesday in the annual Monitoring the Future report, are the lowest they’ve...

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