| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When you look up at the moon’s pockmarked face, you’re actually staring at Earth’s early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it’s just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines.
She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Turning 21 is a milestone. Of course, it means you can (legally) enjoy a beer or two, and you'll probably find your ideas are more easily welcomed into cynical adult discourse (lucky you).
Watching two members of the McLovins — guitarist Justin...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
We've entered some strange, futuristic world, one where technology, in a general sense, inspires jazz musicians, while new technologies, in the form of content-streaming sites like Spotify and YouTube, simultaneously screw them out of hard-earned...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The line snakes around the boxes of pasta, around the cartons of Italian cookies and all the way out to the sidewalk. Hungry patrons lean against stacks of imported canned tomatoes, standing on tiptoe to peer over the shelves for a glimpse at the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The smell of bacon cooking is so popular there is now a perfume made to mimic it. But did you ever wonder why, if bacon smells so good, nobody ever makes pork-scented perfume? Me neither, actually, but one team of researchers did.
The result is “A...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week.
The family of four, including Rosado Morales, who was nine months pregnant, and husband...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:07 PM
We've seen some less-than-traditional flavors of ice cream recently. Remember the Facebook-flavored ice cream out of Croatia? But things just got a lot weirder with an ice cream that actually glows in the dark.
Lick Me I'm Delicious, a company that...