| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Scientists at Georgia Tech have created a Mona Lisa reproduction about 30 microns wide, or about one-third the width of a human hair.
The team also created a few microscopic Ansel Adams landscape reproductions as well, but copyright issues prevented the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine.
For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn't taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning.
The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:44 AM
G. Wayne Clough, who announced Wednesday that he will step down as the head of the Smithsonian Institution in October 2014, arrived at the museums at a time when it was threatened by scandals and a crumbling infrastructure.
Clough, a civil engineer...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
When G. Wayne Clough began his tenure as head of the Smithsonian Institution in July 2008, he asked himself the question, "What will the Smithsonian be in 500 years?"
The answer? It's still not entirely clear. But as Clough prepares to retire from his...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:29 AM
In the wee hours after a game in which it had been finally and completely transformed into something else, something small and embarrassing and even irrelevant, the USC football program has finally been slapped with some sense.
Pat Haden has fired...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the big names in the new comedy "The Internship," but the real star of the film is Google.
The company campus in Mountain View, Calif., is the setting for the movie in which Vaughn and Wilson play down-on-their-luck...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:13 PM
The 2012 listing, released Monday, put the UC San Diego campus as number one nationwide for the third year in a row based on such socially conscious efforts as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 7:12 PM
A UC Irvine professor has stopped teaching midway through a massive online course in microeconomics offered through the Coursera organization, saying that he had disagreements on how to conduct the free class for thousands of students around the world....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The president of Caltech, Jean-Lou Chameau, announced Tuesday that he would step down as head of that prestigious Pasadena institution at the end of the school year and become head of a university in Saudi Arabia. Chameau, a French-born civil......