| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A Massachusetts State Police sergeant faces a discipline hearing Tuesday morning because he released photographs of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to protest a Rolling Stone magazine cover that many thought glorified the defendant....
| Jul 31, 2013
Re "Passionate and on point," July 28
The Times paints a vivid picture of state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and his parents, who came to the United States from Mexico as undocumented immigrants decades ago. My Irish ancestors have a similarly...
| Jul 28, 2013
Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman was just the latest reminder: Race continues to divide us as a species.
But why? Are human brains hard-wired to notice and react to racial differences? At first glance, that's precisely what research seems...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:01 PM
His arm in a cast, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Wednesday in his first courtroom appearance since his capture at the end of a chaotic week in April.
Tsarnaev, 19, smiled crookedly — he...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Although most of his fellow space scientists scoffed at the idea, Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Bruce C. Murray insisted that a picture of a planet's surface was worth a thousand words — or at least as much as the measurements of magnetic...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Though the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show won’t open its doors until a few days before you’ve tucked into some turkey and stuffing, automakers are already lining up to announce their plans.
Show organizers announced Wednesday that BMW,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens. It's nearly impossible to function online without signing away...
| 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,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-canceling headphones, has died. He was 83.
Bose died Friday, company spokeswoman Carolyn...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:21 PM
You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess."
The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did nothing overtly wrong in handling hacktivist Aaron Swartz's criminal prosecution and did not push for his punishment, according to an internal review released Tuesday after months of self-examination....