| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:05 PM
An extremely rare form of contagious cancer that affects only dogs and is spread via sexual contact likely arose in a single Alaskan malamute or husky-type canine more than 11,000 years ago, scientists say.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco.
Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Sep 14, 2013
Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanism found inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.
The discovery, published in...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals.
The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:33 PM
For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
| 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-...
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
| Oct 6, 2009
Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:45 PM
British sculptor Anthony Caro, whose industrial yet playful metal creations helped abstract sculpture gain global acclaim, has died. He was 89.
A statement released Thursday in London on behalf of the artist's family said Caro died after suffering a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...