Los Angeles, California - “Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections. Likely candidates and pundits on both ends of the political spectrum have begun to talk about how fairness, social justice and — even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act - the cost of health care insurance are contributing to the large and growing gap between the rich and poor.

Los Angeles, California - Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry, which favors matter to a very small degree, has puzzled scientists for many years.

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles policymakers and educational leaders called for a concerted strategy and broad-based support to build the region’s biotechnology future at a summit Thursday.

Stanford, California - Though she was born and educated in Dublin, and raised her family there, Eavan Boland also lived in the United States and in London as a child. Her latest volume of poetry, A Woman Without a Country, engages some of the contrasts and contradictions that come from living in a place without feeling that one fully belongs to it. As she puts it in the book, "This sequence is dedicated to those who lost a country, not by history or inheritance, but through a series of questions to which they could find no answer."

Los Angeles, California - A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality.

Stanford, California - So-called patent trolls may actually benefit inventors and the innovation economy, according to a Stanford intellectual property expert.