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  • Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

    Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer
    Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm — dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites...
  • Mystery object in Saturn's ring may be a new baby moon: Peggy

    Mystery object in Saturn's ring may be a new baby moon: Peggy
    The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one -- an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.” NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted evidence that a mysterious object measuring perhaps half a mile across is...
  • Eggs laid by captive pupfish could save the endangered species

    Eggs laid by captive pupfish could save the endangered species
    Federal wildlife officials on Friday said Devil's Hole pupfish have laid eggs in captivity for the first time, a biological breakthrough that could save the nearly extinct species. "We're thrilled — we've passed a major milestone," said Olin...
  • Tribune newspaper unit to pay up to $275 million in spinoff

    Tribune newspaper unit to pay up to $275 million in spinoff
    Tribune Co.'s newspaper unit will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to its parent when it is spun off later this year, according to a government filing. The new Tribune Publishing Co. will own the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers....
  • Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

    Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people
    It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack. Yet despite the fact that the H5N1 avian influenza has killed 60% of the 650...
  • A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

    A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says
    Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible. And scientists need your help to test it out.  A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a...
  • Documents detail roles of 2 GM engineers suspended in ignition probe

    An engineer General Motors Co. has put on leave approved a work-around in small-car models recalled this year for ignition defects that can deactivate air bags, according to documents released by a U.S. congressional panel. Ray DeGiorgio "agreed to...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety

    Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety
    Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety as part of an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the...
  • Does naming alleged Boston marathon bombers disrespect survivors?

    Does naming alleged Boston marathon bombers disrespect survivors?
    Was Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis right to leave a taping of “Meet the Press” the other day because producers of the news show apparently reneged on a promise not to use the names of the two brothers accused of the...
  • Shiny apples and horror stories at rally for Santa Monica coach

    Shiny apples and horror stories at rally for Santa Monica coach
    Holding red apples, a crowd of more than 100 parents, teachers and students raised their arms high on Sunday in a salute to Mark Black, Santa Monica High School’s suspended veteran science teacher and wrestling coach, and to besieged teachers...
  • Sony warns Vaio users of fire risk from defective batteries

    Sony warns Vaio users of fire risk from defective batteries
    Sony is issuing a warning to users of its Vaio Fit 11A, telling them to stop using the laptops because the batteries could overheat and catch fire. According to the Wall Street Journal, the batteries made by Panasonic are found in nearly 26,000 Vaio...