| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Having trouble wrapping your head around why NASA's Juno spacecraft needed to come so close to Earth as it makes its way to Jupiter?
Bill Nye has you covered.
To honor Juno's closest approach to Earth since it launched in 2011, NASA and the YouTube...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Do you think its OK to text and drive because you're a great driver? If so, chances are you're a guy.
A new study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management found that 4 out of 5 college students texted while driving, and...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a cosmos filled with darkness, scientists say they’ve discovered the first elusive neutrinos to come from outside our solar system in a quarter-century.
The groundbreaking discovery made beneath the ice of Antarctica opens a whole new window...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
This week's award of the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh and Francois Englert of the Free University of Brussels is a reminder of how the U.S. blew the chance to confirm their theory of the "Higgs boson."
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Move over, "selfie." The Oxford English Dictionary may have let you into the official word club, but you’re still a lexical dilettante. The king of searched words this year, according to Merriam-Webster, is none other than "science."
| 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...
| 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......
| 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...
| 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."
| 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...