| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The World Health Organization's emergency committee on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, met Wednesday.
After hearing updates on the spread of the virus -- which as of Sept. 20 had killed 58 of the 130 people confirmed to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread.
Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Amid a rising number of West Nile virus cases and the first death of the year, San Bernardino County officials issued a warning Friday about the illness, which is spread by mosquitoes.
The name, age and gender of the person who died were not made...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set up a new command center Wednesday to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt computer water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said.
The explosion in a suburb of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Jeri Ryan will star in Syfy's new scripted thriller, "Helix," the channel announced Tuesday. Science-fiction fans are familiar with Ryan thanks to her role as Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager."
More recently, though, she played Dr. Kate Murphy on...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Everyone knows that squalor -- the kind most of the chickens people eat suffer before being slaughtered -- is a paradise for pathogens like salmonella. Disease microbes thrive in densely populated, dank, sunless places. To minimize the spread of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:08 PM
USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel can thank curiosity and weak computers for the Nobel prize in chemistry he won Wednesday.
To figure out the blazingly fast chemical ballet performed by the body’s proteins, Warshel had to form questions that...
| Apr 20, 2013
The "Starchild" outfit Paul Stanley wears as frontman for KISS is a revealing one. That's why I chose it for Halloween a couple of years back. I wanted to showcase the efforts of my diet and exercise regimen. I got the hair wrong.
And at 61 years of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem.
Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A real-world version of the "Resident Evil" video game coming to Universal Studios Japan this summer will arm theme park visitors with a gun and a limited amount of ammunition in a fierce battle against attacking zombie hordes.
Scheduled to debut on...