See the update at the end of this post with UC Irvine disclosing it played a role in the Nobel-winning physics. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 8, 3:37 P.M.: Chapman University has another Nobel laureate: He is François Englert, a Belgian theoretical physicist and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Residence ... More >>
TEDxOrangeCoast, which stages TED conferences in Orange County, has announced tickets are now on sale and three speakers have been revealed for September's event at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa.The bright-minded ones are a chemist, a volunteer garden builder and a high school science whiz.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans leave boogers everywhere?
Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food Act, is one of the more controversial items on this Tuesday's election slate; the whole foods movement and a whole slew of chefs and food industry people support it, and the "no" side is funded by large companies like Monsanto a ... More >>
Last night's The Colbert Report featured another partisan logrolling clip that makes that Comedy Central program and The Daily Show so priceless, with a Fox News pundit-blonde and anchors Brit Hume and Chris Wallace repeating that day's GOP talking point: that Mitt Romney appeared to be a "plausible ... More >>
Dave MauBy Dave Mau As the culinary world turns, so do the fads and foibles that inhabit restaurant culture. Food truck mania (except for some standouts) is slowly fading into the past, joining others like taco Tuesday, gastro pubs and overly-gourmand street tacos in realm of passé food OC concepts ... More >>
My being on assignment last week forced my skipping last Friday's What We Learned. Not that anyone noticed . . . sniff . . . It's because I'm fat, isn't it!?! MARCH 10: UCI's Nobel Prize-winning chemist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) passes away at his Corona del Mar home from Parkinson's Disease co ... More >>
Nobel Prize-winning chemist and UC Irvine founding faculty member F. Sherwood Rowland arguably saved the world from a global catastrophe when he discovered that certain chemicals found in popular consumer products could destroy the earth's ozone layer. The pioneer passed away on Saturday in his C ... More >>
Fourth grade. Early 1970s. Encouraged by his Polish-German mother, the young Bibliofella made the serious mistake of announcing his proud heritage at elementary school, just as so-called "Polack jokes" arrived to poison the zeitgeist, no doubt some sick temporary psycho-social transference move b ... More >>
There's also a (now-defunct) Marie Curie Band from Gainesville, Fla.It's Marie Curie's birthday today, so raise a glass for one of the most historically notable women in science. In case you don't know, Curie was the first person to score two Nobel Prizes -- one in physics, and another in chemist ... More >>
The latest exhibit, featuring Danny Schutt, can't decide if it's pro-uprising or just likes AK-47s
UPDATE, AUG. 2, 5:24 P.M.: Dr. Pathik D. Wadhwa (pictured here) was lead author of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper describing UCI's research into stressed-out moms and their faster-aging children. It's a wonder Wadhwa has time to write anything given all he specializes i ... More >>
Cafe Miss Cutie Facebook pageSorry, couldn't resist...It was a great week here, as always, but not necessarily a good one in the world of OC eating. The highs and lows after the jump!
Harald zur Hausen is a towering figure in the world of cancer research, being that he was the first scientist to link cervical cancer to the human papilloma virus (HPV) and has produced other groundbreaking research on the subject. He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008, so whe ... More >>
'Wake up and smell the tacos'