Homer Simpson discovered Higgs Boson 14 years before scientists proved its existence -- or, maybe not
Dan Taylor - Mar 05, 2015
Homer Simpson discovered Higgs Boson 14 years before scientists proved its existence -- or, maybe not
A 1998 episode of "The Simpsons" depicts Homer drawing an equation on a blackboard that a scientist today says is very close to calculations for the elusive Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle."
Smog chokes Beijing as residents desperately seek answers to pollution problem Smog chokes Beijing as residents desperately seek answers to pollution problem
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
The Chinese government is starting to take steps to deal with the problem, which has become dangerous for residents and prompted many foreigners to leave.
U.S. satellite explodes after temperature spike, Air Force says U.S. satellite explodes after temperature spike, Air Force says
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
The satellite, which was responsible for providing global visible and infrared cloud imagery and other data related to oceanography and meteorology, blew apart into 43 pieces of space debris.
Rosetta sees its own shadow as Comet 67P races toward the sun Rosetta sees its own shadow as Comet 67P races toward the sun
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
The surreal photo is more than just for kicks: it helps scientists gauge certain details about the surface by seeing how the shadow interacts with it.
Disneyland measles outbreak causes legislators to attack anti-vaccination movement Disneyland measles outbreak causes legislators to attack anti-vaccination movement
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
Parents have been able to get around vaccinating their children by claiming a religious or philosophical exemption over a misplaced fear that such vaccines can lead to autism in children.
Paris Hilton's brother to plead guilty after threatening to kill flight attendants: report Paris Hilton's brother to plead guilty after threatening to kill flight attendants: report
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
Hilton, who had reportedly been upset over his breakup with his girlfriend, apparently flipped out on a flight attendant who asked him to stay seated with his seatbelt fastened during its ascent, according to a report.
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premiers tonight, will the team turn against inhuman Skye? The cast speaks 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premiers tonight, will the team turn against inhuman Skye? The cast speaks
Dan Taylor - Mar 04, 2015
Skye feels that she must keep the nature of true powers secret after hearing Simmons threaten to exterminate Raina after learning of her inhuman nature.
Teen's confession of rape and murder will not be used in trial Teen's confession of rape and murder will not be used in trial
Kerry Sullivan - Mar 04, 2015
The confession of a 14-year-old who raped and murder his 24-year-old math teacher has been found invalid.
No prison for Gen. Petraeus, the ex-CIA chief who leaked classified information No prison for Gen. Petraeus, the ex-CIA chief who leaked classified information
Kerry Sullivan - Mar 04, 2015
General Petraeus reaches a plea deal with the Justice Department
Boston Bomber trial begins today, what you need to know Boston Bomber trial begins today, what you need to know
Kerry Sullivan - Mar 04, 2015
Opening statements begin today. Here's all you need to know to be up to speed on the Boston Marathon Bomber case.
This week NASA Dawn probe to orbit dwarf planet Ceres This week NASA Dawn probe to orbit dwarf planet Ceres
Kaela Amaral - Mar 04, 2015
NASA probe Dawn will soon be orbiting one of our solar system's own dwarf planets.
2015 Tribeca Film Festival to focus on films that capture 'everyday life'
Steven DiCarlo - Mar 04, 2015
Big names at this year's Tribeca Film Festival include James Franco, Dakota Fanning and Richard Gere.
DARPA looking to develop new ways to protect cyber privacy
Mike Valles - Mar 04, 2015
DARPA will be turning its expertise toward developing greater levels of cyber privacy to ensure safety of data for industry, the government, and for the individual.
Climate change implicated in recent California droughts
Justin Beach - Mar 03, 2015
An analysis of historic weather patterns in California provide yet another warning about the states hot, dry future.
Paleo diet founder releases new cookbook
Sean Krainert - Mar 03, 2015
New cookbook by Paleo diet founder released that will make the diet more manageable
Jury convicts Lacey Spears of poisoning son to death with salt
Beth Balen - Mar 03, 2015
Spears reportedly administered heavy concentrations of sodium through her son's stomach tube, leading to levels one doctor described as "metabolically impossible."
Was climate change partially responsible for the Syrian civil war?
Justin Beach - Mar 03, 2015
One of the worst droughts in the country's history gripped Syria from 2006 to 2010, the Syrian uprising began in 2011.
Major theater chains refuse to participate in Netflix 'experiment' Major theater chains refuse to participate in Netflix 'experiment'
Steven DiCarlo - Mar 03, 2015
Four major theater exhibitors refuse to support Netflix's desire to release films in theaters and at home simultaneously.
Ferguson shows pattern of bias toward blacks per DOJ civil rights investigation
Beth Balen - Mar 03, 2015
The report, which is based on a six-month investigation and is scheduled for release on Wednesday, includes information on crime statistics in the city over the past two years, which appear to suggest that only black people break the law.
Curiosity Mars rover heads to disabled list with arm injury
Justin Beach - Mar 03, 2015
An unknown technical problem has sidelined Curiosity on its trip through the Pahrump Hills.
Thousands evacuated after Volcano Villarrica erupts
Mike Valles - Mar 03, 2015
At 3:00am early Tuesday morning, the Volcano Villarrica erupted in Chile, forcing nearby residents to evacuate immediately.
Oprah Winfrey announces closure of her Chicago studios
Ann Savage - Mar 03, 2015
The TV mogul's Harpo Studios will be moving to Los Angeles to join her OWN network headquarters.
Carrie Underwood announces the birth of her first child Carrie Underwood announces the birth of her first child
Ann Savage - Mar 03, 2015
Isaiah Michael Fisher made his social media debut on his mother's Instagram Tuesday morning.
Gen. Petraus pleads guilty to charges of mishandling classified material
Mike Valles - Mar 03, 2015
General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty to improperly handling classified material and may have avoided a prison term.
New research on ancient DNA provides clues about European languages
Justin Beach - Mar 03, 2015
New, extensive, genome research provides information about ancient European immigration and could shed light on the origins of languages.
BlackBerry CEO says company may create another tablet BlackBerry CEO says company may create another tablet
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
The company's last foray into the tablet market didn't go so well in 2011, when the Playbook was critically panned and suffered poor sales.
First look at Joseph Gordon Levitt as Edward Snowden
Rob Goldman - Mar 03, 2015
The film is set to release this December.
Jared Leto prepares for the role of Joker
Rob Goldman - Mar 03, 2015
Jared Leto cuts his hair.
Drew Peterson accused in murder-for-hire plot, appears in court today Drew Peterson accused in murder-for-hire plot, appears in court today
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
The Peterson case was so notorious that Lifetime produced a television movie on the case, with TV stars Rob Lowe playing Peterson and Kelly Cuoco playing Stacy Peterson, who disappeared and was never found.
Scientists capture first ever image of light as both a particle and a wave Scientists capture first ever image of light as both a particle and a wave
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
The team used an advanced electron microscope -- one of only two on the planet -- to create a quantum photograph that depicts light's dual nature for the first time.
Astronomers discover bizarre mini-galaxy from the early years of the universe Astronomers discover bizarre mini-galaxy from the early years of the universe
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
The small, young galaxy was filled with planet-producing dust, which is not something scientists were expecting to find outside of large galaxies with frequent violent explosions.
Parents of victims in Elliot Rodger rampage sue police, apartment building for ignoring warning signs Parents of victims in Elliot Rodger rampage sue police, apartment building for ignoring warning signs
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
Rodger killed six University of California Santa Barbara students and injured 14 others before killing himself, and parents of three of the victims say the police and the apartment building management failed to notice red flags.
Scientists' excitement grows as NASA's Dawn spacecraft just days away from Ceres Scientists' excitement grows as NASA's Dawn spacecraft just days away from Ceres
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
Once Dawn has all its scientific instrumentation calibrated in late April, researchers are hopeful it can help solve the mystery of its prominent bright spot.
Could the Fed hike the interest rate as early as June? Could the Fed hike the interest rate as early as June?
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
Murmurs behind the scenes suggest that support is growing for a June rate hike with strong job and wage growth continuing, rather than wait for later this year or early 2016.
Shocking study: Teens are easily able to buy e-cigarettes online Shocking study: Teens are easily able to buy e-cigarettes online
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
A total of 41 states have banned sales of e-cigarettes to minors, but a recent study found that teens were able to get e-cigs delivered to their door 94 percent of the time.
Students find body of well-liked California teacher hanging in classroom Students find body of well-liked California teacher hanging in classroom
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
Witnesses saw students burst into another classroom and take the teacher with them, and they heard a scream shortly after they entered the classroom of photography teacher Jillian Jacobson.
Duke, Krzyzewski keep mouths shut about rape allegations against ex-player Duke, Krzyzewski keep mouths shut about rape allegations against ex-player
Dan Taylor - Mar 03, 2015
A report by Duke's student newspaper quotes multiple sources as saying that Krzyzewski knew about the allegations as early as March of 2014, but didn't dismiss Rasheed Sulaimon until January of this year.
Where's the transparency Hilary? Clinton caught hiding emails Where's the transparency Hilary? Clinton caught hiding emails
Kerry Sullivan - Mar 03, 2015
A recent discovery reveals Clinton used her personal email account while serving as Secretary of State
William Shatner explains why he chose to skip Leonard Nimoy's funeral William Shatner explains why he chose to skip Leonard Nimoy's funeral
Steven DiCarlo - Mar 03, 2015
Shatner chose to "celebrate life" by attending a charity event during Nimoy's funeral service.
'Suge' Knight murder trial interrupted for third time by medical emergency
Steven DiCarlo - Mar 03, 2015
Knight complains of blindness and medical mistreatment during latest court hearing.
How clean are your arteries? Regular coffee consumption may help How clean are your arteries? Regular coffee consumption may help
Jamie Lloyd - Mar 02, 2015
Moderate daily consumption of coffee may lead to lowered risk of heart disease, a South Korean study finds.