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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...
  • Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows

    Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows
    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...
  • Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

    Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'
    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...
  • The McLovins: It's All About The Songwriting

    The McLovins: It's All About The Songwriting
    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...
  • New Streams Of Music From Ben Allison

    New Streams Of Music From Ben Allison
    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...
  • Super Bowl: Big game, big sandwich

    Super Bowl: Big game, big sandwich
    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...
  • Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry

    Why does bacon smell so good? It's all in the chemistry
    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...
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat from Wal-Mart

    Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat from Wal-Mart
    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...
  • Glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream -- for $225, you can have a scoop

    Glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream -- for $225, you can have a scoop
    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...