| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
COSTA MESA — For many, evolution and creationism are incompatible concepts, but that's not how Rev. Sarah Halverson sees them.
The pastor at Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa believes so strongly that science and faith go hand-in-hand that on...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 8:36 PM
John Warren Johnson, a longtime science teacher at Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools, has died of congestive heart failure. He was 96.
His son, John Richard Johnson, said his father died Thursday at a hospice in Santa Barbara.
| Sep 6, 2010
| 9:11 PM
In November 1964, I was in the 11th grade, beyond high school biology, when I transferred to Corona del Mar High. There I met John Warren Johnson ("Former teacher was sharp to the end," Sept. 1), who devoted time to a Biology Club, unheard of at Hollywood...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Those who believe in science and those whose lives are ruled by faith are, by definition, worlds apart in their concept of what is commonly known as the creation. For one camp to sway the other, either by logic or by religious conversion, is virtually...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 4:51 PM
Even with a marine layer, a gorgeous view beats a Monday morning at the office any day. Crystal Cove State Park's celebration of the area's designation as a State and National Landmark on June 28 provides the ideal excuse to start the week with fresh...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 10:00 PM
While on a walk around Newport Dunes recently, I was brought up short by the sight of a majestic bird perched on a post on Back Bay Drive. After a few minutes, it took wing, and as it flew overhead, I could see a fish clutched in its talons.
I would soon...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 9:28 PM
On an October morning in 2004, a bleary-eyed UC Irvine chemistry professor checked to see who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He found the names of a team of three scientists, including an American named Irwin Rose.
“Wait a second,”...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Mark Lowry has collected sea lion and elephant seal scat from San Nicolas and San Clemente islands for more than three decades to track the long-term health of marine mammal life off the California coast.
But the federal biologist's work has new meaning...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:58 PM
A proposed 30-unit, live-work space for artists in the canyon would provide environmental benefits, according to the sculptor who wants permission to build the development.
Louis Longi said his project would include a way to capture storm water runoff...
| Feb 22, 2012
Roy J. Britten, a Caltech biologist who discovered that the mammalian genome includes large quantities of repetitive DNA sequences that do not serve as blueprints for genes, has died. He was 92.
Britten, who had pancreatic cancer, died Jan. 21 at his...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:43 PM
No amount of preparation could ready Annika Dries for the announcement.
On May 17, the former Laguna Beach High girls' water polo standout realized a lifelong dream when she was one of 13 athletes named to the USA Olympic women's water polo team that...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...