| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:20 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — As they prepared to resume nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials insisted that a surge in Iranian oil sales and talk of big Iran-Russia petroleum deals posed no threat to the oil sanctions program on Iran....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It took 192 lasers and a building big enough to contain three football fields, but physicists have finally produced a pair of nuclear fusion reactions that created more energy than was in the fuel to start with.
The reactions lasted less than a...
| Feb 13, 2014
Two years after the San Onofre nuclear plant was shuttered because of its problematic steam generators, state authorities are deciding how Southern California Edison ought to power the homes and businesses of its customers without the troubled plant,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Scientists have been trying to harness the secrets of star power since the days of the Cold War. Now, using a 2-millimeter capsule housed in a cavernous building roughly the length of three football fields, researchers have conducted a landmark...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:32 AM
In 1982, French writers Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand, and artist Jean-Marc Rochette collaborated on “Le Transperceneige,” a science-fiction graphic novel about the last […]...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A nuclear power plant in Avila Beach shut down one of its two generators after an electrical arc that apparently was sparked during a storm, a utility spokeswoman said Monday night.
Unit 2 at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant went offline automatically...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The canopies of kelp undulating in the surges off the coast of California camouflage a complex ecosystem of sharks, rock fish, crabs, urchins and anemones that blossom like colorful flowers on the forest floor.
Now, Steven L. Manley, a biology professor...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say.
| Jan 14, 2014
Over the weekend, diplomats from Iran and six major world powers finalized the details of an interim agreement designed to stop progress on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program while negotiations proceed on a permanent deal to deprive Iran of nuclear...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time.