| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:26 PM
An immune system that ensures survival is one of the earliest gifts from a mother to her child. But sometimes, that gift can be a Trojan horse, sending soldiers that are programmed to attack the body’s own antigens into the fetus, where they...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Anthropologists have puzzled for decades over why a complex patchwork of languages emerged in California thousands of years ago, but not in other parts of North America. New research now traces California’s linguistic diversity to its ecological...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Victoria Barzilai opened her mouth wide so the doctor could look at her sore throat. Not exactly a remarkable event, except that Barzilai was at home and the doctor was hundreds of miles away.
Feeling too sick to drag herself to the school health...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
UC Davis law professor Vikram Amar said the chance of the Supreme Court intervening to stop same-sex marriages in California was “pretty low” after backers of Proposition 8 filed an emergency petition Saturday with the court calling for a halt...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The tricolored blackbird was once among the most common birds in California, with vast colonies of the colorful and highly gregarious species nesting and foraging year-round in marshes and rangelands.
Scientists have been worried about a decline in...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:15 PM
From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300.
And, oh yes, he was a mental case.
The guy's exact background and...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:12 AM
California already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Now George Skelton says it needs to apply the same approach to bullets.
"Guns don't kill people. Bullets do," he writes in his Monday column.
The latest example of the problem,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize.
The prize, given annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, comes with an award of about $500,000. It recognizes...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A UC Davis chemistry researcher has been arrested in connection with a blast on the campus Thursday that prompted an evacuation....
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Kyle Sulka, the standout offensive lineman from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, has picked up a scholarship offer from UC Davis. Sulka was the top lineman in the Serra League this season. -- Eric Sondheimer...