| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:56 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:59 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...