| 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.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:11 PM
African elephants really get the point -- the finger point that is.
At least that's the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology that examined the behavior of 11 pachyderms who were pointed in the direction of hidden...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Gehry and Related Cos. have kissed and made up. Now we'll see if city and county officials bless the reconciliation.
After soliciting plans from other architects in recent months, Related has put Gehry back in charge of the design team for a $650-...
| Oct 29, 2013
Re "Sexism at issue in Silicon Valley," Oct. 24
What The Times doesn't consider is what I call the "jerk quotient" — and in the technology industry, it is exceptionally high. The only other industry where women can encounter a comparable number of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
NASA confirmed Thursday that after 36 years of space travel and months of heated debate among scientists, Voyager 1 has indeed left our solar system and had entered interstellar space more than a year ago.
"Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:50 PM
And we never even got a chance to say goodbye.
After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Now that Voyager 1 has safely reached interstellar space, scientists who have spent decades working on the mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
"We've had 30 years of fear that something could go wrong,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Circling Earth at an altitude of more than 22,000 miles are a host of satellites that give us access to some of the things we love most: the Internet, mobile phones and premium TV.
But space is a hostile environment, even for a chunk of metal. Our...