Roger Tsien, who shared Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies at 64
SAN DIEGO -- Roger Tsien, the exuberant and resourceful University of California, San Diego researcher who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping to find a more effective way to peer inside cells and organisms, died on Aug. 24. He ...Read More
Toys R Us to carry selection of American Girl dolls
For years, an American Girl's standalone store has been the only place in the U.S. where people could show up and buy the dolls.
The stores are positioned as places not just to shop, but also to experience. Many have eateries where girls can dine...Read More
Husband of Heart singer is charged with assault
SEATTLE -- The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson was charged with two counts of assault Wednesday in connection with a backstage attack on two young male relatives at the group's White River Amphitheatre concert on Friday.
Dean Stuart Wetter, 65...Read More
Clinton's mental health plan shares goals with Hill effort
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's plan for mental health care has a lot in common with proposals in Congress to improve mental health treatment and expand access, including potential hurdles -- namely, how to pay for it.
The Democratic presidential...Read More
Cancer now kills more people than heart disease in 22 states
Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That total is in stark contrast to the situation at the start of ...Read More
My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More
Tesla Autopilot upgrade is imminent, Elon Musk says
Tesla Motors Inc. will announce "major improvements" for its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system Wednesday, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk.
The improvements will come "primarily through advanced processing of radar signals," Musk ...Read More
The Mortgage Professor: Do large principal payments reduce monthly ...
On home mortgages, a large payment to principal reduces the loan balance and with it the fully-amortizing monthly payment, or FAMP. FAMP is the level of monthly payment required to repay the mortgage fully over its remaining term. Many borrowers ...Read More
On Gardening: Copper worth every penny in the summer landscape
This morning in Savannah, the heat and humidity were simply staggering but as I drove into the garden there they were, two acalypha plants, the tropical troopers of the landscape. What I was looking at were Java White and the bright red cat tail ...Read More
Where millennials are more likely to live with their parents
WASHINGTON -- By now, Karen Wilk thought she would have sold her five-bedroom house in Colts Neck, N.J., and downsized to a smaller home. But she has had to put those plans on hold because her 23-year-old daughter, who is finishing her college ...Read More
Science & Technology
Ancient cone-like fossils suggest life on Earth may go back more than 3....
How long has life flourished on our planet?
A new study suggests it could go back more than 3.7 billion years.
In a study published Wednesday in Nature, a team of Australian researchers describe small conical structures that may have been built ...Read More