| May 1, 2013
| 5:25 AM
The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
The Institution this week...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Apr 7, 2013
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
| Mar 24, 2013
Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Question: Two years ago, I traveled to Tibet, including Lhasa at 11,975 feet above sea level. I started having mild headaches. Two weeks later, as the plane was landing in San Francisco, I became non-responsive. I underwent a craniotomy to relieve...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The boat captain who helped pull Natalie Wood's body from the Pacific Ocean in 1981 didn't see any of the bruises outlined in a coroner's report, but said the chilly water could have been to blame....
| Jan 6, 2013
— One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
What do Manhattan and Miami have in common with ancient Pompeii? They are doomed places where the residents cannot imagine that the good times will ever end.
Superstorm Sandy got our attention -- like Mike Tyson walking into the house and punching our...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Tuesday's fatal shark attack in Santa Barbara County -- the third fatal shark attack in California in the last four years -- has prompted a renewed interest in beach and water safety on West Coast beaches....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Authorities ordered beaches near Vandenberg Air Force Base closed for 72 hours after a 39-year-old surfer was killed Tuesday in a shark attack....