| 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...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 8:04 PM
Edmund Shea Jr., a venture capitalist who co-founded Shea Homes, one of the nation's largest for-profit home builders, has died. He was 80.
Shea died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at his home in San Marino, according to spokesman Aaron Curtiss.
| 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......
| May 16, 2010
Reporting from the Northern Neck of Virginia
My father's family landed in 1942 Los Angeles as if by immaculate conception, unburdened by any past.
Growing up, I knew all about how my mother's grandparents came to California from southern France and...
| May 14, 2010
Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75.
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
You didnât think a doctor would actually try to make a patient sicker to boost his chances of moving to the top of the heart transplant list, did you? Of course not. Neither did Matthew Czarny, a medical student at......
| Mar 23, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Aiming to cut down on the high number of premature births across the nation, a new program will offer words of advice for pregnant women in a place that will be hard to miss: on their cellphones.
The free text messages will be sent every week and will...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 8:35 PM
Dr. Arnall Patz, a Johns Hopkins University physician who discovered and eliminated a major cause of blindness in children, died Thursday of heart disease at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 89.
The director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at...
| Feb 28, 2010
Racing through a Panamanian archipelago by sport boat, I couldn't help but feel like James Bond. It was just me and a mustachioed driver, speeding toward a remote island where I would spend a few decadent days at an eco-resort, hiking the rain forest,...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
There are two kinds of exposures to think about with regard to airport body scanners that are increasingly used to screen passengers. One is exposure to radiation. They other is just, well, exposure. According to an editorial published Wednesday,...