| May 15, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Scientists have added two species of ape and monkey to the evolutionary tree, filling in a 10-million-year gap in the fossil record from a period when apes and Old World monkeys diverged.
Fossil specimens of jaws and teeth, collected by Ohio...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Surprisingly, little has changed at the Eames House since 1949, when Charles and Ray Eames designed their Pacific Palisades home and studio as a model of affordable modern living. Most of the objects they lived with remain in place at the two-part,...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The systemwide leader of the University of California’s faculty said Friday that he hoped that the announced move of prominent neuroscience researchers from UCLA to USC reminds government leaders in Sacramento of the importance of research at UC....
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Suicide rates among Americans 35 to 64 years old rose 28% from 1999 to 2010, from 13.7 per 100,000 people to 17.6 per 100,000 people, the CDC reported Thursday.
The greatest increases occurred in people 50 to 54 years old (up 48%) and among people 55...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:49 PM
More than 17% of children considered to be at risk of committing suicide have guns in the home that could make a passing destructive impulse deadly, and between 15% and 30% of those adolescents told researchers they had access to those guns, to bullets,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Any of you worried about 12/21/12 because it’s the supposed “end of the world”?
We hope not, but in any case, the Griffith Observatory will be here to allay your fears.
The observatory has announced that it “will attempt to...
| Dec 17, 2012
Herbert Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist whose pioneering research on the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving helped produce standardized field sobriety tests and pushed policymakers to set lower legal limits for intoxicated driving in the U.S....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:32 PM
High-cost borrowing through payday loans, pawn shops, auto title loans and others is no longer on the margins of U.S. consumer behavior — about 1 in 4 Americans have tapped this kind of financing, new research shows.
A new study by the National...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says his party needs to be retooled. Republicans, he says, need to reach out to minorities, show a willingness to work with those who do not agree with them 100% and find a way to convince...