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  • Bruce Murray, former JPL director who pushed planetary exploration, dies

    Bruce Murray, former JPL director who pushed planetary exploration, dies
    Bruce C. Murray, a planetary astronomer who joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1960 and went on to lead the lab 16 years later, died early Thursday at his home in Oceanside. The cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease,...
  • R.I.P. Frederik Pohl

    Frederik Pohl, one of the great science fiction authors and editors of the late 20th century, died Monday, his family announced on his website. He was 93. Pohl was known as a dark humorist and satirist in novels such as "The Space Merchants" (1953)...
  • Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell

    Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative." But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
  • Former JPL director dies at 81

    Former JPL director dies at 81
    Flags at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge were lowered to half staff last week as the NASA center honored former JPL director Bruce C. Murray, who passed away at 81. Murray died on Thursday, Aug. 29 at his home in Oceanside after...
  • Video on demand reaches 60% of TV homes, Nielsen finds

    Video on demand reaches 60% of TV homes, Nielsen finds
    Long hobbled by clunky technology and often featuring old movies and television shows, the cable and satellite on-demand video services have been slow to catch on with consumers. Now, the Rodney Dangerfield of TV technology is hoping wider...
  • Apodaca: Jet noise should take back seat to safety

    The Newport Beach City Council wants to change the way planes take off from John Wayne Airport and has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to consider its proposal for a new departure procedure. The FAA said it would consider the request. I hope...
  • J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. back in biz! 'Better Call Saul' in works.

    J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. back in biz! 'Better Call Saul' in works.
    After the coffee. Before deciding whether to pick the Jets or Patriots.   The Skinny: I love the Saul Goodman character on "Breaking Bad," but anytime I hear the words "spinoff," "prequel" or "sequel," I get very nervous as visions of "Joey" start...
  • See the frog? When NASA rocket launched, so did the frog

    See the frog? When NASA rocket launched, so did the frog
    Frog lovers, close your eyes. A photo taken at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility caught the outline of a frog, midair, as the LADEE spacecraft launched on Friday. Wrong place, wrong time, froggy. Not since 1959 has such a tragedy occurred, when two frogs...
  • Labels sue SiriusXM for use of pre-1972 recordings

    Labels sue SiriusXM for use of pre-1972 recordings
    The major record companies have sued SiriusXM over the satellite radio service’s use of recordings made before 1972, claiming that Sirius is not paying rights holders for the use of that music. The suit stems from the fact that before 1972,...
  • Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says

    Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says
    After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago. The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
  • NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing

    NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing
    And we never even got a chance to say goodbye. After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago. The...