| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:21 PM
It's ironic that the 2013 Solar Decathlon is taking place in a land of glassy office parks, big box stores and sprawling housing developments that too rarely use solar -- or other strategies of sustainable design. But that hasn't stopped the teams here...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process.
Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Tech soothsayers have long predicted the demise of computers as we know them today, as their shrinking sizes approach the limits of silicon’s ability to take the heat. Now, researchers at Stanford University — in the heart of Silicon Valley...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:13 AM
STOCKHOLM — Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel have won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for laying the foundation for computer models used to understand and predict chemical processes.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Theoretical chemists are celebrating the Nobel award to a trio of scientists whose groundbreaking research took chemistry out of the test tube and onto the computer chip.
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus of Harvard University,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
| Oct 18, 2013
There's a phrase that has haunted America for decades, one fraught with failure: "Breaking the cycle of poverty." Despite the ongoing efforts of government and a host of private foundations, income inequality continues to grow and the poor are ever more...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction.
But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...