| 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 2, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Exercise might work just as well or better than drugs for people with coronary heart disease or recovering from a stroke, according to a review of evidence published Wednesday.
The scientists looked at the outcomes of 305 previous trials with 339,274...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:40 PM
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Welcome to Appletown, USA.
Apple's phenomenal success and expansion into buildings across this city over the last decade have already made it hard to know where Cupertino ends and the company begins. But just wait.
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2013
Earlier this month, researchers and advocates from 40 countries formed a global alliance to enable the secure sharing of genomic and clinical data, aiming to end the era in which only the people who collected your genetic data had access to it.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss.
The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:50 PM
William P. Clark, who rose from a California campaign volunteer to become one of President Reagan's most trusted advisors, died Saturday. He was 81.
Clark died at his ranch home in the central California town of Shandon after a long battle with...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm.
The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:44 PM
OAKLAND — As a City Council member here, Libby Schaaf is notified each time someone is shot. That, it turns out, occurs several times each day.
It is a relentless reminder of Oakland's sweeping public safety crisis: So far this year there have...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Saul Landau, a writer and filmmaker best known for documentaries "Fidel" and "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," died Monday. He was 77.
In a prolific career that spanned nearly 50 years, Landau wrote 14 books, directed or produced 10 film and...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...