| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Beware of magical discoveries: They generally require careful use lest the magic wear off. Even the genie's lamp gave only three wishes.
Antibiotics, which at one point were viewed as miracle drugs providing cures for previously fatal illnesses, are...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Lily Collins, star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been dubbed the most dangerous cyber celebrity of 2013.
The actress was bestowed this year's (dis)honor by Internet security firm McAfee because searching for pictures and downloads of...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Lily Collins, star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and daughter of singer/songwriter Phil Collins, has another credit to add to her list: "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity."
The actress replaced Emma Watson at the top of McAfee's annual ranking...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:48 AM
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock.
The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:40 AM
The biggest shockers of Sunday night's "Walking Dead" occurred at the very beginning and at the very end. In the middle? Well, there was a whole lot of coughing.
The mysterious flu-like disease that began infiltrating the prison in the season premiere...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:22 AM
If UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios had his druthers, he would be in the lineup Saturday against California.
Caution, though, is the word.
Rios spent the past year battling a fungal virus in his sinus that nearly killed him. He returned to the Bruins in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 PM
There are two ways to think about how far we've come in protecting against a repeat of the financial meltdown five years ago that plunged the world into recession.
You can conclude that we've pretty much eradicated the risk of another such crisis. That'...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:39 AM
MEXICO CITY -- Ouch.
That is how chagrined Mexicans were reacting Wednesday to the latest twist in their sometimes-beloved (but not so much lately) national soccer team’s torturous efforts to reach the World Cup.
First, the humiliation.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:49 PM
A quirky habit of German insomniacs and "chill-out" music fans has come to world attention thanks to the U.S. government shutdown.
"Space Night," a nearly 20-year-old late-night broadcast by Bavarian Television, provides a music-sharing platform against...
| 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...