| Aug 18, 2010
| 9:36 PM
You may not know it, but the weather in outer space can be pretty nasty. Solar storms can knock out cellphone satellite constellations, black out power grids and even endanger high-altitude aircraft. So getting a real-time read of the situation up there...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Alfredo Mireles Jr., a nurse who is a graduate student in health policy at UC San Francisco, was confirmed Thursday as a student representative on the UC Board of Regents. A Long Beach native, Mireles, 29, earned a bachelor's in......
| Oct 22, 2010
| 10:33 PM
On the cover of his new book, Francisco Ayala is sticking a banana on a fork and asking: Am I a monkey? He asks five other straightforward questions about evolution — laying out for the general public the most commonly discussed topics surrounding...
| Apr 28, 2010
For the first time in a quarter of a century, researchers have identified a new treatment for diabetic macular edema, a potentially blinding disorder that affects about 1 million Americans, researchers said Tuesday.
The treatment uses a drug called...
| Dec 27, 2010
Think saccharin is unsafe? You may want to think again.
Saccharin was first identified as a hazardous, potentially cancer-causing chemical by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1970s. But since that time it has slowly been exonerated by state and...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Oct 17, 2011
These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic.
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
| Nov 3, 2008
William R. Stall, a longtime staff member of the Los Angeles Times who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2004, died Sunday at his home in Sacramento. He was 71.
Stall had been in failing health much of the year and died of...
| Jul 15, 2007
Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., an epidemiologist whose landmark study substantiated the link between exercise and longevity and helped lay the foundation for the modern fitness movement, has died. He was 84.
Paffenbarger, a researcher at the Stanford...
| Oct 14, 2009
Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, the chief interpreter for American prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, has died. He was 86.
Sonnenfeldt died Friday at his home in Port Washington, N.Y., of complications from a stroke, said his wife, Barbara.
| Sep 11, 2009
William Trombley, a veteran journalist and education analyst who wrote for Life magazine and The Times during a five-decade career, died Sunday at a Davis hospital. He was 80.
Trombley had respiratory and other problems and died after a heart attack in...