In 1945, the FBI raided a warehouse in Los Angeles that was used for storage by the German Consulate. Among the files, they found a collection of 3x5-inch cards kept by the Nazi regime containing contact information for important people in LA. The cards included the names, addresses, and phone numbers of people in the…
UCLA’s campus is on lockdown, with two people dead in what looks like a murder-suicide according to CBS. The shooting reportedly occurred in the Engineering IV building, and people are being told to shelter in place. The biggest problem? Many of the doors in that building don’t have locks. So the engineering students…
You shouldn’t always believe your eyes—because there’s much out there that you can’t see. A new, free algorithm created by UCLA engineers enables you to discern details in images that would be impossible to observe any other way.
Happy birthday, Internet! You may be turning 45 today, but we swear you don’t look a day over 30. And not to embarrass you, but we thought we’d celebrate by sharing some of your baby photos. Or, more accurately, perhaps some of your sonograms.
The rivalry between the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California is a deep one, and any one of those schools cheering for the other is an incredibly rare sight. And yet, that's exactly what happens in this exclusive clip from the Quidditch documentary Mudbloods.
Above, is the log book from UCLA documenting the first host-to-host connection of the ARPANET, the precursor to our modern internet. It was 10:30pm on October 29, 1969. The first message ever sent? "LO." They were trying to type LOGIN, but it crashed before they could finish.
Los Angeles is a big place—over 400 square miles. Even though it's home to the country's largest urban park, many of its residents don't have easy access to public green space—or they might not know where the nearest one is. A new "interactive interpretive" urban trail system hopes to close that distance, while…
The identification of the DNA markers associated with aging has brought us one step closer to the ever-elusive Fountain of Youth. UCLA geneticist Steve Horvath just published details about the discovery, and says that this could actually lead to drugs that reverse the process of aging.
There are surprisingly few documents from 1969 that mark the birth of the internet. We have some notes scribbled on a pad of paper, and a few newspaper articles after the fact. But there weren't any reporters parked outside of 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA on October 29, 1969 to witness that historic moment when the…
The mechanical computers of yesterday may have been enormous, difficult to program, and amazingly clunky—but they sure were beautiful to watch in action. Released theatrically by Popular Science on August 6, 1948, this short film played before Paramount Pictures movies and demonstrated to the public how computers were…
Every meal can be a minefield when you suffer from severe food allergies. So researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a sort of mine detector for food that's able to analyze, detect, and warn a user about food allergens before they dig in.
A core tenet of the human "fight or flight" response begs the question, is this guy bigger than me? A recent study suggests that answer depends on if he's wielding or not. Turns out, our brains might give a subconscious size advantage to opponents if they're holding a weapon.
That taco you just ate may not have smelled suspect but if it harbored e coli you could be in for a few days of food poisoning. A new phone-based imaging device could one day spot the gut-busting bugs before they make you sick.
*Restrictions may apply. Someone get me my whiskey-drinking cap, I'm gonna live forever! Wait, whaddya mean it only works for worms?!?!
Don't bother with morphine the next time you are in pain. All you need is a healthy dose of love to make yourself feel better in an instant.
Just when I thought I could get away with saying I was 25 and holding, scientists from UCLA had to design a test that can accurately predict my age from trace amounts of saliva. Just great.
Those Angeleno academics over at UCLA (along with a few others) were smug enough to suggest on Twitter that some tracking algorithm to come from the halls of Westwood in 2009, could have sped up the hunt for Osama.
This is 3420 Boelter Hall in UCLA. Looks cool and decidedly 1970s, right? Long manes, gnarly mustaches and vintage technology cabinets. What were they doing in there? Turns out, this is where the Internet was born.