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  • Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?

    Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain. In the $17....
  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
  • Burbank kids learn how to build robots

    Burbank kids learn how to build robots
    A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they’ll learn to build mini-robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift — all using...
  • Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust

    Hubble spots comet heading toward Mars, spewing space dust
    Hubble has spotted a comet named Sliding Spring spewing gas and dust into space as it zooms to a close encounter with Mars in October. Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope recently released two images of the comet. The image on the left,...
  • La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day

    La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day
    Ten Years Ago A herd of 250 goats arrived by transporter truck that brought them from Lakeview, Ore. to Descanso Gardens to serve in a vegetation management capacity, eating brush to reduce fire fuel. They were in La Cañada for a one-month stay,...
  • Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered

    Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
    Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang. The findings, made...
  • Light rain expected by midweek in L.A. area

    Light rain expected by midweek in L.A. area
    Light rain is expected in the Los Angeles area by midweek, forecasters said. There's a 40% to 50% chance of light showers by Wednesday night, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Even if it’s just a quarter of...
  • L.A. weather: Expect cooler temperatures, light rain by Wednesday

    L.A. weather: Expect cooler temperatures, light rain by Wednesday
    The storm system moving into the Los Angeles region is expected to produce only light rain by midweek, forecasters say. There is a 20% chance of rain by early Wednesday morning, which increases to around 50% later in the day, with winds expected to be...
  • Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online

    Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online
    An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known as 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow

    Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow
    Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years. So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...