| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A University of Southern California professor and colleagues from Stanford and Harvard universities were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs to help predict complex chemical reactions....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:06 PM
If you’ve heard the news about the Nobel Prize in physics, you might be asking yourself: What is a Higgs boson anyway?
If you know one thing about the Higgs boson, it’s probably that it’s called the “God particle.” Leon...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Nearly 50 years after they proposed identical theories on how subatomic particles acquire mass, two European physicists were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their conceptual research into the enigmatic Higgs particle.
| 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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- There's no shortage of grizzled veterans at South by Southwest this year, from Depeche Mode to Iggy and the Stooges to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the last of whom opened NPR Music's jam-packed showcase Wednesday night at Stubb's. For a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:33 PM
With screenwriting and film-scoring credits on "Lawless" and "West of Memphis," respectively, Nick Cave has spent much of 2012 focusing on his career in movies.
Next year, though, the Australian polymath will return to rock with a new studio album by...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:13 PM
A message to the newsroom from Editor Davan Maharaj: I’m pleased to announce that Marc Duvoisin is the new managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. As you know, this announcement is a long time coming. It reflects months of......
| Jul 8, 2012
Why Does the World Exist?
An Existential Detective Story
Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95
"How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The "God particle" -- the Higgs boson -- exists, and that is good news. Without it, the universe would fly apart and we would have much more to worry about than a jobless recovery, immigrants sneaking across the border or the fate of "Obamacare."
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Back in September, a group of physicists working at the OPERA experiment at Italy’s Gran Sasso Laboratory astounded the scientific world by clocking neutrinos, a type of subatomic particle, that seemed to travel faster than the speed of light. It...