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Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

San Francisco

David Bowie Dies at 69 After Battle With Cancer

Singer released new album ‘Blackstar’ on Friday<p>David Bowie, a shape-shifting giant of the music world who defined the glam-rock era and influenced fashion and other arenas, has died after a struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.<p>The singer’s death was reported in a statement posted to his …

David Bowie

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Taking Apple Watch for a run? Don't forget your iPhone

This runner’s idea of heaven is strapping a 38mm Apple Watch Sport to my wrist, throwing on a Bluetooth headset, and hitting the Prospect Park loop …

Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises, USGS says

Estimates of the chance of a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake hitting California in the next three decades have been raised from about 4.7% to 7%, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.<p>Scientists said the reason for the increased estimate was because of the growing understanding that …

'Downton Abbey' recap: The proposal we've all been waiting for

<i>"Of course I'll marry you, you old booby."</i><p>Have more poetic words ever been spoken in the English language? I think not.<p>In Sunday's season finale of "Downton Abbey," Carson fulfills the dreams of millions of viewers and more than a few fan-fiction writers by proposing marriage to Mrs. Hughes. It's a …

Man went for gun during 'brutal' skid row struggle, LAPD chief says

An enhanced version of a video recording of L.A. police officers fatally shooting a homeless man on skid row Sunday appears to show the man's hand reaching in the direction of an officer's waistband.<p>A Times review of the video shows the officer quickly pulling away at that moment. Then, three of …

Pictures in the News | March 2, 2015

Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles, where a man places a cardboard sign at the site of a deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of a homeless man.<p>Washington, D.C.: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual American …

Cape Town

LAPD skid row shooting: Once a weapon is grabbed, 'all bets are off'

An officer-involved shooting on Los Angeles' skid row has captured nationwide attention with cellphone video that shows the incident.<p>Three officers opened fire on a man just before noon Sunday on San Pedro Street in downtown L.A. As the L.A. Times gathers more information and details surrounding …

Tag: Kitchens

Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Kitchen of the Week: Tiny Kitchens from Japan, Micro Apartment Edition<p>by …

Home Improvement

The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every American contracted the virus, with its telltale …

Public Health

Anthem Breach: What Should I Do Right Now?

Repercussions from some data breaches are easily remedied, but victims of insurance company Anthem’s breach will have to remain vigilant against fraud for the rest of their lives.<p>The insurance company, which is one of the nation's largest and includes several major Blue Cross and Blue Shield …

Identity Theft

Bob Dylan's Sinatra Covers Album Is Shaping Up To Be Amazing

Bob Dylan, one of the best guitar players and songwriters of all time, is working on a new album, and it is shaping up to be an incredible and unusual collection of recordings as far as he goes.<p>The legendary performer is finishing up an album of Frank Sinatra covers, set to be called <i>Shadows In The</i> …

Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great

Sit back and revel in not only Dylan’s best record since ‘Time Out of Mind,’ but in one of the best records of his career. Really.<p>As one fan posted …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

8 great public spaces hidden in downtown San Francisco

San Francisco has more than 65 privately developed spaces that are open to the public. No two are alike, and not all are readily apparent. Some are on rooftops; some are tucked inside buildings. Others are hidden in plain sight, easy to walk by without a second glance.<p>The city’s Planning Department …