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  • Families of murdered Iranian nuclear scientists file lawsuit

    August 15, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    The families of several slain Iranian nuclear scientists filed a lawsuit accusing Israel, the U.S. and Britain of being involved in their assassinations.

    “Through this complaint, we declare to the world that actions of arrogant governments, led by the U.S., Britain and the...

  • Iranian suspects reportedly confess to killing scientists, training in Israel

    August 6, 2012 | 10:59 am

    More than a dozen Iranian citizens arrested in connection with the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists have confessed, Iranian state television reported.

    The Iranians were shown in a television report describing how they were trained at an Israeli military camp near...

  • Scientist is first Israeli to win World Food Prize

    June 12, 2012 | 11:13 am

    An Israeli scientist was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize, becoming the first Israeli to receive the award.

    Dr. Daniel Hillel, who specializes in a new mode of bringing water to crops in arid and dry land known as micro-irrigation, was awarded the prize at the U.S. State...

  • Arthur Stern, scientist, humanitarian, peace activist, dies at 87

    May 30, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of...

  • Iran says it has arrested ‘Zionist regime-backed terrorist team’

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had identified a “major terrorist group” it said was affiliated to its arch-foe Israel and had arrested some of its members, the official IRNA news agency reported, citing an Intelligence Ministry report.

    Tensions are running high between Iran and Israel,...

  • U.S. reportedly tells Iran: Strait closing is ‘red line’

    January 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    The United States relayed a message to Iran that blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be a “red line,” the New York Times reported.

    The newspaper reported Friday that there is considerable skepticism in the Obama administration and among the military that Iran would go through with...

  • Obama administration condemns Iran car bomb

    January 12, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge.

    Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz...

  • With killing of another nukes scientist, Iran again blames Israel

    January 11, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Iranian officials are blaming Israel for an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist.

    Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in...

  • Scientist who aimed to spy for Israel pleads guilty

    September 7, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    A former U.S. government scientist pleaded guilty to charges of trying to sell classified information to Israel.

    Stewart Nozette, who was caught in an FBI sting operation in October 2009, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

    As part of a plea bargain,...

  • Breast is Best - Give me a Break!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 12, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Apparently, there is a new study out that specifically links breast-fed babies with a better behavior when they are four or five years old, than those that weren’t breast-fed.  Are you kidding me?  Of course breast-feeding your child is good for them, we all know that by now.  Do...

  • Iranian scientist requests asylum in Israel

    April 26, 2010 | 10:17 am

    An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said.

    Ayoub Kara, a Druze minister of the Likud Party, said Saturday that an Iranian academic with ties to Iran’s nuclear program passed the request for asylum via an Israeli woman of Iranian...

  • Einstein’s allure is more than theory on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    We think of Albert Einstein, and we conjure up the image of a frail, unkempt and absent-minded old man, but a visit to the Einstein archives at Caltech provides quite another picture.

    The man who radically transformed our understanding of the universe was adored by women, at 23...

  • Fund assists Israeli cancer researchers

    By Dina Kraft

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    If mapping the human genome was the seminal biological work of the 20th century, then learning how to "read" those genes will define this century, said one of Israel's top cancer researchers as he tinkers in his lab surrounded by tiny plastic tubes of DNA.

    "What is really important...

  • New film foams with the soap story of Dr. Bronner

    By Ben Ehrlich

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Emanuel Bronner, creator of the company Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, was not your typical boardroom suit.

    Third-generation soap-maker, escaped mental patient and son of Orthodox Jews and Holocaust victims, Bronner, who died in 1997, is the subject of a new documentary, "Dr. Bronner's...
  • Why is this award different from all others?

    By Gina Nahai

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting with my husband in the packed and darkened auditorium at Royce Hall in UCLA. It's the night of the LA Times Book Prizes, but we might as well be at some Hollywood awards show: The stage is decorated like the set of a movie -- Sean Penn is sitting two seats to my right;...
  • Spectator - The Holy Land of Progress

    By Chanan Tigay

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Israeli firm, M-Systems, developed flash technology that allows huge amounts of computer data to be stored on a key chain. Given Imaging Ltd. created a miniature, disposable video camera that can be fitted into a capsule and swallowed, giving doctors thousands of images of a...

  • Q & A With Dr. Michael A. Friedman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last May, Dr. Michael A. Friedman took the helm of City of Hope as its CEO. A federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 112-acre biomedical research and treatment center in Duarte got its start in 1914 when members of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association set up two...

  • The Mother of DNA

    By Julia Goldman

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College London announced the departure of his colleague Rosalind Franklin in a private letter to his friend, Francis Crick, a scientist at the rival Cavendish Laboratory.

    "Our dark lady is leaving us next week," Wilkins wrote.

    At the time,...

  • Being Richard Feynman

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I've always felt that what viewers bring to a play or movie by way of personal background and experience determines their level of enjoyment (or dislike) as much as the skills of the actors and author.

    Having spent some 30 years as a science writer at UCLA, during which I must have...

  • The Nano Meter: Israel Adds to the Future of Technology

    By Wendy Elliman

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli scientists, like their colleagues worldwide, are thinking smaller and smaller. The world's first computer occupied an entire room. Today's laptop does everything better and faster than its elephantine predecessor.

    The key to this miracle of miniaturization is, of course, the...