| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat.
Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Does your Halloween costume include decorative contact lenses? If so, the Food and Drug Administration has a warning for you: Make sure you get a prescription from an optometrist or other eye care professional.
Eyes that are red, purple, cat-like or...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Rick Lopez packed up the sodas, chips, gum and candy on his final day, he knew he was leaving a lot behind.
There was the security guard who helped him set up shop in the morning and would give him a ride home in the evening, the judicial...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:57 AM
When the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute opens its doors to the public Tuesday, UC Irvine will become home to Orange County's first academic eye institute.
The 70,000-square-foot eye health institute, which is part of UC Irvine Health, includes 34 patient...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The barest details of Luca Parmitano’s near-drowning in space are harrowing enough: The Italian astronaut’s spacesuit helmet began filling with water as he floated outside the International Space Station. Now, Parmitano has published a first-...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:11 PM
If you're blind and living in Iowa, you can't get a driver's license -- but you might be able to get a gun.
An interesting report in the Des Moines Register over the weekend delved into an unusual gray area in the state's gun policies, which have...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Whither goest the sport of boxing these days?
How about to a country where it was banned in 1959 and not allowed back until 1986? That would be China.
This is promoter Bob Arum's grand plan. He has had many over six decades of promoting the sport, and...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:03 AM
Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for Time magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has won acclaim for his political...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Head-up displays on car windshields are expected to boom in the next few years, according to a new report from IHS Automotive.
Global sales of cars outfitted with HUDs are expected to rise to 9.1 million units in 2020, up from 1.2 million in 2012. Sales...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
When I had dogs as a kid, and later as a young adult, there didn't seem to be anything difficult about finding the right canine or taking care of it. But things seem to have gotten a lot more complicated since then.
First of all, unless you want a...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Sergei Filin -- the artistic director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet who was attacked with acid this year -- has been left nearly blind despite 18 operations, according to company spokeswoman Katerina Novikova. He is preparing for a 19th operation at...