Stephen Jay Gould famously described the relationship between science and religion as one of "non-overlapping magisteria," with science restricted to facts and theories about the empirical universe, and
When my father was dying of pancreatic cancer last summer, I often curled up with him in the adjustable hospital bed set up in his bedroom. As we watched episodes of “The Great British Baking Show,” I’d
WASHINGTON — In the wake of one the deadliest mass shootings in our nation’s history, perhaps the most asked question by Americans is, “Will anything change?” The simple answer is no. The more vital question
OAKLAND, Calif. — I WAS leafing through a patient’s chart last year when a colleague tapped me on the shoulder. “I have a patient who is asking about the End of Life Option Act,” he said in a low voice.
Fidel Castro and Frida Kahlo came here. Why the oldest dance hall in Mexico City isn't quitting yet - Los Angeles Times
Fidel Castro and Frida Kahlo came here. Why the oldest dance hall in Mexico City isn't quitting yet The old dance hall doesn’t turn as much of a profit as it used to. Young people these days would rather
Graciela Iturbide talks about going viral, L.A. cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo's bathroom - Los Angeles Times
Countless photographers hope to produce a single indelible image over the course of their careers, something so unforgettable it is seared onto the collective unconscious. Mexican photographer Graciela
Drawing the boundary between science and pseudoscience isn't always straightforward. Amid the clear extremes is a murky territory occupied by bad science, fraudulent science, and sometimes even religion.
What’s normal? Perhaps the answer seems obvious: What’s normal is what’s typical — what is average. But in a recent paper in the journal Cognition, we argue that the situation is more complicated than
This time a year ago, leaders of the old guard religious right were determined to stop Donald J. Trump from winning the Iowa caucuses. James Dobson, the founder and former president of Focus on the Family,
This newspaper has periodically, to its shame, succumbed to the kind of xenophobic fearmongering that President Trump is now trying to make American policy. In 1875, The Times sternly warned that too Irish
After years of planning, negotiations and speculation, filmmaker George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles to be the home for his museum honoring visual storytelling. It will display his personal collection
In Washington, DC, today, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets in a demonstration called the Women’s March on DC, while even more marched in cities across the United States and around
Research shows that kids’ ability to bend the truth is a developmental milestone, much like walking and talking Child-rearing trends might seem to blow with the wind, but most adults would agree that children
Having your world turned upside down sparks creative thinking Scan the roster of history’s intellectual and artistic giants, and you quickly notice something remarkable: Many were immigrants or refugees,