| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When British singer Rita Ora took a break from the set of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday, she shared her thoughts on the hotly anticipated film. She said the movie, adapted from E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel, will be...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:03 PM
A book that transmits the emotions of its story to the reader with glowing lights, sensors and actuators that can inflate a vest to cause the constriction of fear. It's called "Sensory Fiction," made by Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, Julie Legault -- and it'...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:47 AM
When studying earthquakes, especially in California, scientists often find that ocean waves get in the way. As the water hits the coast, it creates tiny seismic waves that interfere with researchers’ efforts to listen for the bigger waves created by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program.
The treasure trove of technical...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Ford Motor Co. will team with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to try to figure out how to give self-driving, or automated, cars "intuition."
The Stanford research will examine how a car's LiDAR infrared sensors could...
| Jan 20, 2014
Works councils — elected bodies representing all workers in a plant, both blue and white collar — are acclaimed as one of the best, most innovative features of Germany's labor relations system. They have been shown to enhance efficiency,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study.
Adult mice and rats who were...
| Jan 12, 2014
Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Longtime Northwestern University professor Dale T. Mortensen, who shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with two other Americans for their work explaining how unemployment can remain high despite a large number of job openings, has died. He was...