| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Why do our eyes open wide when we feel fear or narrow to slits when we express disgust? According to new research, it has to do with survival.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers concluded that expressions...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.”...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:43 PM
It's lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.
She's dumping them into the trash can.
The apricots are "sour," the junior says. The meat is...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Science geeks whipped themselves into a veritable frenzy of anticipation over the weekend for the premiere of "Cosmos," the much-touted reboot of the classic series created by astronomer Carl Sagan in the 1970s.
You have to understand: Sagan and his...
| Oct 10, 2004
Travelers associating the words "American embassy" only with lost passports and long lines are missing out. Judging from the 40-plus locations showcased in "Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies" (Cornell University Press, $50),...
| Jul 21, 2011
Come summer, mezze, those small dishes drawn from a vast Middle Eastern tradition, are just about the perfect food. The flavors are vivid. Many of them are served at room temperature. No rush. I love this way of eating, a bite here, a bite there, as the...
| Dec 7, 2004
Five pathologists slipped into the microscope lab at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, steeling themselves to act after months of deepening suspicion.
They'd seen enough. They were convinced that their newest colleague, Dr. Dennis G. Hooper,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2005
Even if you can't make it to the local craps tables or you've spent your budget for Lotto tickets this week, chances are you're still doing your part for the new Roulette Economy, thanks to an in-cubicle gaming program sweeping the American workplace....
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...