| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:25 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has gotten a brand new software upgrade, but the intrepid robot’s wheels are a little worse for wear.
Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge reported last week that they...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The source of the large fireball that streaked over Southern California on Wednesday has been traced to debris from the Comet Encke, local researchers and scientists said Friday.
The fireball, which according to the American Meteor Society could be seen...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is helping its members shake up their workout routines with the purchase of eight whole-body vibration machines said to improve muscle tone, balance and coordination.
About 100 people headed to the Y on Tuesday to try out the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:42 AM
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was buzzing Monday over the one-year anniversary of Curiosity's touchdown on Mars to explore the 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp and to look for signs of past life.
To celebrate the rover's landmark, JPL held a party, kicked off...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Rescuers found four mountain bikers early on Sunday who became lost in an area of the Angeles National Forest above the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, authorities said.
The men, all in their 20s, were found by Montrose Search and Rescue members around 1 a....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:02 PM
NASA has released an amazing image of Saturn and its ghostly rings flanked by three of its fellow planets – Earth, Mars and Venus.
The picture, nearly four months in the making, was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft when Saturn was...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:04 PM
It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond.
Its motto: "Don't leave Earth without us."
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.
It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:17 PM
As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:08 AM
This year is shaping up to be the driest in downtown Los Angeles since 1877.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had tied...