| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
How did human societies ever manage to evolve from small, tightknit groups into vast, organized states?
Researchers, using computers and math, show it was the result of some very antisocial behavior. New findings, published in the journal PNAS, used...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:22 PM
BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake....
| Sep 8, 2013
Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4
While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:22 PM
A massive experimental airship briefly lumbered into the skies in front of the former military base in Tustin, where shifting winds kept it from making its first untethered flight.
The 266-foot-long Aeroscraft was built by Worldwide Aeros Corp. with...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Nothing like a little -- make that lots of -- nude cavorting on heavy construction equipment to catch viewers’ attention, which Miley Cyrus did in record numbers upon Monday’s premiere of the music video for her single “Wrecking Ball.&...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The law firm of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
has built a national reputation for providing the highest quality of legal representation and obtaining substantial jury verdicts, judgments and settlements.
Since 1978, when senior...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.
It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates 40 cable cars. They roll on three lines — Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Street — that together cover 8.8 miles. They top out at 9.5 mph and board about 19,000 passengers a...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.” For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:54 AM
A known tagger who fell to his death at a freeway construction site in Sacramento may have been spray-painting graffiti on a bridge near where his body was found, police said. A roadside memorial stands where the body of 23-year-old......