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  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
  • Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits

    Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits
    Every Thursday morning, Judith Sydner-Gordon puts on the same simple uniform: khaki cargo pants and an electric orange T-shirt with a saber-toothed cat emblazoned across the front. Recently, she added an accessory, a miniature canine skull that dangles...
  • L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology

    L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology
    The first thing I notice as we climb the steep stairs is an old hand crank telephone — the kind that looks like a face with two brass bells for eyes and a black trumpet for a mouth. It sits in a cubby along with a rotary telephone from the 1950s and...
  • GM expands ignition recall, takes $1.3 billion charge, suspends 2 engineers

    DETROIT General Motors Co. will expand its ignition-switch recall to more than 2 million cars to fix additional faulty parts, adding to a growing cost that GM now says will lower first-quarter earnings by $1.3 billion. The news came on the same day the...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • Some parents get an "F" in dress code

    Some parents get an "F" in dress code
    A Florida school board member wants parents who pick up their children to pick up their pants, too. Broward County board member Rosalind Osgood wants parents to lead by example, starting with their wardrobes. She says that any dress code inside the...
  • CME trading outage sends business back to the pits

    CME trading outage sends business back to the pits
    The world's largest futures markets operator had to shut electronic trade for leading agricultural contracts on Tuesday, just a day before key U.S. crop data, as rare technical problems hit and sent traders scrambling to get back on the floor. CME Group,...
  • Chan Lowe: Michael Bloomberg ponies up for gun control

    Chan Lowe: Michael Bloomberg ponies up for gun control
    Michael Bloomberg is one of those 1-percenters who gives his caste a good name. When he really believes in a cause, he ponies up real cash to back up his words.   Unlike the Koch brothers, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence public policy are not...
  • Stephen Goldstein: Obamacare success shows money won't always win

    Newtonian physics can save our republic, restore democracy, and defeat the efforts of the U.S. Supreme Court to turn the country over to the richest of the rich. It's already happening, but there's no guarantee it will succeed. "For every action,...
  • Antonio Fins: Tortuga Festival a hit, but message must be stronger

    Other than Sunday's rains, this year's Tortuga Music Festival was a hit. Big crowds, booked hotel rooms and great performances. Yes, by many measures, it was a success — except one. The 2014 Tortuga Music Festival fell short of raising the bar...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Florida should tread lightly on affirmative action

    As goes Florida, so goes the nation. This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of states to ban racial preferences in college admissions. The ruling stems from a Michigan case, where voters had approved an initiative banning race-based...