| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The linchpin of the health care reforms championed by President Barack Obama is the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance -- a rule that could be overturned by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruling, expected Thursday, will decide...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The California Institute of Technology once again tops the ranks of the world’s best research universities, while University of California campuses at Berkeley and Los Angeles maintained their top 20 positions despite massive state funding cuts to...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Once again, the California Institute of Technology is ranked the best in the world. The Pasadena institution retained its ranking as the world’s best research university in the 2012-13 World University Rankings released this week by the Times Higher...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
As a tenured professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans, a columnist for The Nation magazine, and, as of February, host of an eponymous weekend talk show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry maintains a schedule that would make even...
| Mar 12, 2012
F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84.
Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar of complications from Parkinson'...
| Mar 21, 2012
Sanford "Sandy" McDonnell, the former chief executive of aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas Corp. who in the 1970s helped turn around the company started by his uncle, died Monday. He was 89.
His death was announced by Boeing Co., which acquired McDonnell...
| May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON — Nicholas Katzenbach, the Kennedy administration lawyer who faced down Gov. George Wallace to enroll the first black students at the University of Alabama and who helped write the landmark civil rights and voting rights acts of the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92.
Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:59 AM
So by now, Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment from Tuesday night’s presidential debate has long passed into meme territory. It’s been branded the new “Big Bird.” Inevitably, some are questioning the...