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  • Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past

    Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past
    Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
  • Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL

    Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL
    Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count. That’s where area students with a penchant...
  • 818 Roundup: CV wins CIF football championship; Burbank approves raises

    818 Roundup: CV wins CIF football championship; Burbank approves raises
    Good morning, 818! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 74 degrees and a low of 54 degrees. Your headlines for the day: - Led by tenacious defense, the Crescenta...
  • A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it

    A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it
    NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp? Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
  • Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say

    Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say
    Get out those rain boots and umbrellas. Forecasters are expecting the biggest rainstorm since February to hit the Los Angeles area.  A Pacific Northwest weather system should bring heavy rains to Southern California starting Tuesday, according to the...
  • Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks

    Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks
    The Illuminate SF Light Art Festival returns this month with 16 sculptures around San Francisco that glow with extraordinary energy. The fest, now in its second year, showcases public artworks installed around the city as well as temporary pieces...
  • Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California

    Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California
    Fire officials remained on high alert Sunday as strong Santa Ana winds continued to pose serious wildfire threats across Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Red flag warnings were issued throughout the region as more...
  • Young robot builders get help from older kids

    In less than four months, about 30 kids from Crescenta Valley High School have put in about 950 hours mentoring young La Crescenta students who built robots to compete in the FIRST LEGO League against other Los Angeles student-built robots. Young...
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

    For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland

    SoCal: A glimpse of Descanso Gardens' new 5-acre oak woodland
    You'll soon be able to walk through a part of Descanso Gardens that has been off-limits to visitors for three decades and recaptures some of what the L.A. Basin looked like in its native state. Five acres that will reopen to the public on Saturday...