| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
More adolescents are using pot and they increasingly believe that the drug is benign. Those are the findings from the latest annual survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders put out each year by the University of Michigan and funded by the National...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Given a choice between a new Toyota Corolla or the latest iPhone, 16-year-old Allison Katz of Irvine says that's an easy one.
She'd take the phone.
Texting drives her social life. She doesn't have a driver's license and hasn't rushed to get one....
| Mar 5, 2013
Donald A. Glaser
Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Joe Paterno dies at 85. Emotional reaction flows on Twitter...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Friends and colleagues remember Mike Kelley for his music and his character as well as his groundbreaking artwork....
| 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 12, 2012
| 6:02 PM
The governing board of California’s community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott. The search for a permanent successor is underway. Erik Skinner, who now serves as executive vice...