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  • Tracking solar storms in real-time

     
    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...
  • UCSF student from Long Beach is new UC student regent

     
    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......
  • Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life

    Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life
    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...
  • Drug-laser combination proves effective for diabetic blindness

    Drug-laser combination proves effective for diabetic blindness
    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...
  • Saccharin's mostly sweet following

    Saccharin's mostly sweet following
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart

    PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart
    Dave Gavitt 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....
  • Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

    Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
    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...
  • Bill Stall dies at 71; Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer for The Times

    Bill Stall dies at 71; Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial writer for The Times
    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...
  • Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr., 84; his key study confirmed that exercise boosts longevity

    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...
  • Richard Sonnenfeldt dies at 86; chief interpreter for American prosecutors at Nuremberg trials

    Richard Sonnenfeldt dies at 86; chief interpreter for American prosecutors at Nuremberg trials
    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. -------...
  • William Trombley dies at 80; journalist reshaped The Times' coverage of higher education

    William Trombley dies at 80; journalist reshaped The Times' coverage of higher education
    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...