| Feb 6, 2009
Today's topic: Supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act say the bill's passage would go a long way toward reversing the decline in union membership. The bill's opponents say the real reason for the decline of unions is that workers simply don't want...
| Feb 10, 2009
Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang, who was born in poverty to a family of pig farmers in rural China but escaped to become a leading researcher in cloning technology, cloning the first farm animal in the U.S. and demonstrating the viability of such animals, died...
| Feb 15, 2009
Words & Ideas
Reza Aslan The author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror" will discuss and sign his new book. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. (323) 937-4230....
| Aug 24, 2008
FOURTEEN months ago, Richard Ehrlich left his office at the UCLA Medical Center, flew to Berlin and rented the best digital camera available. With the 39-megapixel Hasselblad safely stowed, he drove about 250 miles to the small town of Bad Arolsen and...
| Oct 12, 2008
Travelers lugging laptop computers worry about losing them, with good reason. The hardware is worth hundreds or thousands, and lost or stolen data could be priceless.
But safeguarding your machine is no cinch.
Just ask Luke M. Ford, founder and chief...
| Nov 7, 2008
Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher who pioneered the study of DNA synthesis in the testes, in vitro fertilization and other aspects of reproduction and who was the last surviving officer of World War II's famed "Go for Broke" 442nd...
| Apr 25, 2008
One week after taking over as chairman and chief executive of BMG Label Group, Barry Weiss appears to be toiling away behind the scenes, unconcerned about the long shadow cast by his predecessor, Clive Davis.
Living with Davis' outsize legacy is...
| Jan 3, 2008
Cigna HealthCare's refusal to cover leukemia patient Nataline Sarkisyan's liver transplant until it was too late is out of the insurance playbook. My patients suffer similar fates every day.
Insurers always qualify their denial letters with a sentence to...
| Jan 3, 2008
The challenges of mental illness
Re "Schizophrenia takes a daughter away," Column One, Dec. 29
Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating illnesses, and inadequate research funds, inadequate facilities and inadequate insurance programs -- not to...
| Mar 14, 2010
Bad things can happen at your hotel. Your reservation may be lost. The front desk agent may be rude. The room may be dirty. A naked man may be sitting on the bed. The room may be too hot or too cold, and the thermostat may not work. The TV in the next...
| Sep 17, 2009
Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...