Typhoon Haiyan: 3 days in, little relief for survivors of Philippines storm

You can see them everywhere. On the side of the road. Under what appears to be a bus shelter, a jaunty “I (heart) Tacloban” sign hanging overhead. Lined up on sidewalks.

Thanks for your service, vets! Now try finding a job

Suddenly, Patrick Caruso’s days as a Marine were done. Like many young men and women who’ve served their country, Caruso’s first weeks back in the civilian world felt “kind of like a shell shock.”

Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

For the first time, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, or ENDA, passed the Democratic-led chamber on Thursday, 64 to 32.

Mystery Google barge will house ‘interactive space’

Google has finally broken its silence on the mysterious structure atop a barge floating in the San Francisco Bay.

Your personal $849 underwater ‘drone’

A new submersible robot — sort of an underwater drone — could open up undersea exploration.

Marvel’s newest superhero: Muslim-American teen

Comic book fans meet Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comic’s first Muslim-American superhero.

The secret math of plants

Life scientists from UCLA's College of Letters and Science have discovered fundamental rules of leaf design that underlie plants' ability to produce leaves that vary enormously in size.

Am I a bad parent if I give my kids candy?

Every Halloween, I get the same questions from parents: “Should I let my kids have candy?” “How much candy is safe?”

Steve Jobs’ boyhood home becomes historic site

The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously Monday night to designate Steve Job's childhood home a “historic resource,” meaning any future renovations to the property will need to be reviewed by the city.

Mike Tyson worried about Chris Brown

As Chris Brown checks into rehab to “gain insight” into his behavior, another celebrity who’s pushed past a bad reputation is rooting for him.

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval awaits you Thursday

Nearly a half-million people are expected to descend on Santa Monica Boulevard Thursday night for the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, whose theme is Noir Night.

UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans

Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments. Yet in the absence of a coordinated global strategy, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year.

Navy’s stealthiest destroyer has new look

The Navy’s newest warship slipped out of dry dock this week into the waters of Maine, marking a new era for war fighting at sea.

State lawmaker apologizes for slavery remark, says taken out of context

A state lawmaker in Nevada who came under fire after a YouTube video surfaced in which he told a Republican gathering he would vote to allow slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do, says his remarks were ...

How tech can prevent ‘phantom’ traffic jams

Can mounting radar sensors or cameras on cars help prevent some traffic jams? New research suggests so.