Environment / Science
A British study finds that children who were most active at age 11 did better academically through the teenage years. Active girls did particularly well in science.
It remains a mystery why another oarfish has washed ashore on a SoCal beach within a week of the first. But one thing is known: the second fish was female.
The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used off Southern California's coast than state officials believed.
Another rare oarfish has attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. This time the snakelike sea creature washed up in Oceanside.
Environmental groups are suing to stop a winery from leveling redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. As climate change heats up, the wine industry creeps toward the coast, where majestic redwoods grow.
While mice sleep, their brain cells shrink, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow easily around them. The fluid can then clear away toxins. This finding appears to offer the best explanation yet of why animals and people need sleep.
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PBS still shows some of the best nature documentaries in the business. Tonight brings the return of 'Nature,' and a lot of baby otters.
The body of a rare Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach Tuesday night, according to environmental group Heal The Bay.
The Los Angeles Times recently found that more than 1,000 older concrete buildings are at risk for collapse during a major quake.
The budget negotiations in Washington are not front-page news on Mars. There, NASA's rovers continue to operate, taking photographs and collecting data.
Southern California still has healthy water reserves – for now. But the concern is over the sources that feed those reserves.
The academy said that through their separate research, the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices and changed the way people invest.
This week, USC professor Arieh Warshel was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Here are 10 facts you probably don't know about California's laureates.
It was one the most joyous long weekends in LA history. Shuttle Endeavour crawled from LAX to the California Science Center, as millions of us cheered. We mark the 1 year anniversary, and look at the center's plans for Endeavour.
USC professor Arieh Warshel was among three scientists sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry, which includes a $1.2 million prize.