| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A state oversight agency Monday sent an urgent message to California’s higher education leaders and public officials: out with the old, in with the new.
In a report on the future of higher education, the Little Hoover Commission said that it&...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Telescope maker Meade Instruments has been sold to affiliates of Chinese manufacturer Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co. for $5.9 million, ending months of speculation over the future of a storied Irvine firm.
Ningbo, which makes and sells telescopes,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Candice Kilpatrick couldn't help but laugh when she came across a novelty item on Amazon.com: a latex horse's head with a bushy mane.
Knowing her friends would get a kick out of the mask too, she shared the link on Facebook.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93.
His family announced...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks.
The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He doesn't have to put a spin on what he does. Alex Hattori's hobby does that automatically.
At the age of 15, the Torrance youth has become the yo-yo king.
He has his own sponsor, his own trading cards and his own line of yo-yos — the "C-Force"...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:35 AM
MIT has come up with an amazing computer interface that, as the video above shows, allows a user to move objects from afar.
The inFORM 3-D surface, from MIT's Tangible Media Group, is something like a Pinscreen -- where pins set into a grid pop up to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say.