Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure and intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to industrial operations in Brazil, the morning cup of Joe makes quite a journey.
Ken Caldeira is trying to come up with a solution to the problem of increasingly acid oceans: antacids for coral reefs. That might keep the reefs from being destroyed by fossil fuels. And that's not his only big idea. But even Caldeira admits that his audacious plan could fail.
Historians used to think of Athens, Sparta, and Corinth as the real thing, and their Italian colonies as backwaters of little importance. Now, they believe some of the highest advancements of Greek art (and even science) were happening not in the great Attic cities but on Greek civilization’s westernmost fringes. Like Sicily.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is after a weekend spent sedated and in and out of consciousness. Tsarnaev was apprehended Friday after a manhunt that shut down the city of Boston for an entire day, and has been hospitalized and in serious condition since.
The manhunt for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a big week for social media but unfortunately much of the information being passed around was wrong. Redditors listening in on police scanners quickly broadcast the names of innocent people as suspects, and even mainstream media fell down on the job as they attempted to cover breaking news.
A recent opinion poll found more than 70 percent of Californians support the Governor's proposal to spend more of the state's budget for K-12 on English learners and low-income students. The conversation in Sacramento is about to kick into high gear as budget negotiations continue, but it's been buzzing for some time now in the rest of the state.
Back in November, voters passed Measure B, which requires adult film productions to obtain health permits before shooting, as well as mandating the use of condoms in sex scenes. The measure passed with 56 percent of the vote.
LA mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel face off tonight in a live TV debate. The two candidates are battling to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Over the past few weeks, KPCC asked L.A. residents about their top issues.
Revelations about the immigration status of the two suspects in last week's bombing in Boston might force lawmakers to rethink parts of the bill. In addition, pet projects hidden in the bill are beginning to raise questions about the initial agreements between labor and business.
Fliers experienced three-hour flight delays this weekend at LAX as a result of nationwide furloughs throughout the airline industry. Those came about because of the sequestration that was passed a couple of months ago.