| May 15, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Frogs that were imported for pregnancy tests and set loose in California carry a deadly fungus responsible for wiping out vast numbers of amphibians worldwide, scientists have found.
Populations of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) have thrived...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Herbert Blau, an influential theater director, theorist and scholar who helped shape CalArts during its early years, died at his home in Seattle on May 3, his 87th birthday. He had cancer, according to the Seattle Times.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Forget your third grader’s IQ, or working memory, or even previous mathematical abilities. When it comes to improving in math, it’s the brain’s hard wiring that counts.
Researchers found that the volume of the hippocampus, a region...
| Feb 21, 2013
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Tom Bartman, whose election to the Los Angeles Board of Education in 1980 gave board conservatives a majority for the first time in years and helped spell the end of mandatory school busing in the sprawling district, died Monday at his home in Beverly...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Using specialized imaging techniques and customized microscopes to watch single embryonic chick cells in real time, scientists at Stanford University and UC San Francisco found that the developing cells reach out to one another to communicate -- extending...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:15 PM
At Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills, every student has an iPad.
That's 1,200 iPads, and if L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy can figure out how to pay for 660,000 more of them, every student in the district will have a tablet in the next...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:43 PM
UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free but not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give the “edX” online effort...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:03 AM
The state needs to focus on recruiting, educating and retaining teachers if it wants to improve student academic performance, a state task force has concluded. Recent budget cuts, however, have pushed the state in the opposite direction, according to the....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:24 AM
Chemical engineer Edward Liston, right, of Stanford Research Institute (SRI) checks on five subjects in smog chamber breathing reconstituted smog and noting reactions on pads....
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Google's Street View program allows you to tour college campuses from your computer....