University of Southern California

U.C.L.A. Players Credit Trump With An Assist

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction comes from Marc Tracy, who covers college sports for The Times.</i><p>The U.C.L.A. sunglasses-stealing saga concluded Wednesday, not with a bang, but with a whimper.<p>Last week, three Bruin freshman basketball …

News (U.S.)

USC partners with media giants to expand diversity project

The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group and others are helping the University of Southern California lead an expanded effort to drive …

Business

Dentist kills himself in ruins of home burned in wine country fires

Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month’s Northern California firestorms.<p>The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Monday that Greg Mlynarczyk was a well-known dentist in Santa Rosa.<p>Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer …

San Francisco

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

• <b>Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study.</b>• <b><br>Researchers looked at how our brains naturally process memories in order to mimic what they do with micro-electric shocks.</b>• <b><br>The device can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30%, according to the</b> …

The Brain

How 'food porn' reveals social media's extremist tendencies

Algorithms that drive participation and attention-getting in social media invariably favour the odd and unusual – the extremes<p><i>Robert Kozinets is the</i> …

Pew Research Center

Macro-causality and social science

Consider a little science experiment we’ve all done, to find out if a switch controls a light. How many data points does it usually take to convince …

Social Sciences

Your IUD Might Lower Your Risk For Cancer In This Surprising Way

<b>By Korin Miller</b><p><b>Seriously though, could IUDs get any better?</b><p>Women have become obsessed with IUDs lately, and with good reason. The birth control …

Health

What Are Holographic Calls? Technology May Replace Voice Calling In The Future

As virtual reality technology evolves, it is slowly expanding from being limited to just gaming and entertainment to becoming a part of our daily …

Augmented Reality

Boulder's famous Flagstaff Star will be lit Saturday night

Boulder's iconic Flagstaff Star will be lit this weekend in the continuation of a decades-old holiday tradition.<p>The star will be turned on at 7 p.m. …

Boulder

CEOs have strikingly similar résumés — here's how to make yours look more like theirs

<b>• CEOs tend to have certain things in common when it comes to their résumés.</b><p><b>• Job site Zippia recently looked through 7 million résumés to get a sense of the top skills CEOs tend to emphasize.</b><p><b>• Many CEOs major in some business-related field, among other findings.</b><p>Want to give your résumé a boost?<p>Try …

Business

Just More Evidence Women And Minorities Are Left Out Of VC Funding

A look at the last 12 months of funding announcements finds that it pays to be a white man with a degree from Stanford.<p>If you want to start a new company and be really well-funded and successful, the best strategy is to be a white male who graduated from Stanford. That sounds horribly insensitive, …

Venture Capital

Scholar Project

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PepsiCo Foundation today announced a grant of $750,000 to the Warrior-Scholar Project ("WSP"), an …

Pepsi

Can Shocking Your Body in an Electric Suit Actually Give You a Full Workout?

What if a full-body workout was only a matter of hooking yourself up to a system of wires and electrodes, doing a few lunges and squats, and calling …

Exercise

Federal Bribery Indictments Unsealed Against NCAA Coaches

Federal courts unsealed a series of indictments on Wednesday against several NCAA basketball coaches and a top Adidas executive that further revealed a pay-to-play culture in college basketball.<p>According to newly unsealed court documents, "Coach-2" — who NBC News has previously reported is …

Rick Pitino

Meet Camelia From USC

VIEW GALLERY<p>Today’s College Girl of the Day is Camelia from the University of Southern California. She’s a Kappa Kappa Gamma and also dabbles in …

The Bold and the Beautiful

Trump thinks U.S., China could jointly solve world's problems

BEIJING -- U.S. President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favour of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his …

Donald Trump

Contraceptive coil could reduce woman's risk of cervical cancer by 30%: Study

American researchers have discovered the contraceptive coil could reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by 30%.<p>The intrauterine devices (IUDs), …

Cancer

USC students petition to get Bryan Singer's name removed from film department

Follow @raisedinthecity<p>The shit hath hitteth the fan for many of Hollywood’s worst abusers, with power players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, …

Bryan Singer

Fandom 250 preview: 24 best college fandoms in the NCAA

The Fandom 250 recognizes 24 colleges and universities for their avid athletic fanbases.<p>Collegiate pride is no joke. People — Americans, mainly and …

College & University

Apple moved profits to tax haven Jersey after Ireland crackdown: reports

After drawing scrutiny for its use of tax loopholes in Ireland in 2013, Apple (AAPL) came up with another plan: find another tax haven that wasn't in …

Corruption

Three Trojan First-Teamers Headline 2017 All-Pac-12 Honor Roll

USC Trojans

Global data-sharing initiative launches to improve outcomes and care delivery

The Global Health Insight Network launched in Amsterdam Monday to pull together and compare healthcare data from across borders to improve patient …

Health Care

Trans women may soon be able to get pregnant, expert claims

Those born with male assigned sex organs cannot conceive children biologically; however, this may soon change, at least according to one fertility …

LGBTQ

The source of Paul Richardson’s sudden production? Workouts at USC with Russell Wilson

While most Seahawks were finding beaches and families or homecomings with former teams during last month’s bye week, Paul Richardson and Russell …

Doug Baldwin

Daring Game Designer Evokes Emotion in VR

<b>To pull more people into virtual reality, game developer Robyn Tong Gray designs experiences that strike memorable, emotional chords</b>.<p>“My favorite …

Intel Corporation

Elite universities strive for inclusivity – but only up to a point

Last week, the Sutton Trust called on elite UK universities to make a “radical change” to their admissions policies by significantly increasing the …

Education

Australian Defence Force Virtual Reality Training Just Scored $2.2 Million In Funding

Image: Associate Professors Rohan Walker and Eugene Nalivaiko<p>"It’s imperative our troops are forearmed with strategies to ensure they remain in …

Australian Defence Force

USC Remains #1 In Collegiate Water Polo Rankings

The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) releases the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water Polo Conference (NEWPC) …

College & University

New York City Truck Attack Brings Deadly Terrorist Trend to the U.S.

For a little more than a year, Americans have watched vehicular terrorist attacks strike Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin, London and Nice — and on Tuesday, the deadly threat was carried out in America's most populated city.<p>“It was really only a matter of time, I think, before these tactics migrated …

Terrorism

Birthing A Movement To Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections: An Update From California

In 2015 the California Health Care Foundation earmarked up to $5 million to tackle C-section overuse in the state. Here, I provide an update to a …

Health Care