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  • It may seem like a healthy dose of rainfall for L.A., but it's not

    It may seem like a healthy dose of rainfall for L.A., but it's not
    When it's as dry as it has been for three years, a couple of weeks of sporadic rain or a big storm or two in Los Angeles can make it seem as though Southern California is getting a healthy dose of rainfall. But in fact, the city's rain totals since Oct....
  • California has warmest winter ever (or at least since 1895)

    California has warmest winter ever (or at least since 1895)
    While the East looks like a scene from Disney's "Frozen," California is in the midst of its warmest winter for at least 120 years. The average temperature was 47.8, 5.1 degrees warmer than the 20th century average temperature of 42.7 from December to...
  • Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes envelope on computer animation

    Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes envelope on computer animation
    "Big Hero 6" has been a critical and commercial hit for Walt Disney Animation Studios, scoring an Oscar nomination and taking in more than $500 million at the box office. But the more important number may be the 39,000 hours Disney Animation spent...
  • Life on Europa? Scientists ponder the possibilities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. When Galileo viewed Jupiter through his telescope in 1610, he saw four dim objects near it that he assumed were stars. Repeated observations revealed that these "stars" orbited Jupiter like our own moon circles Earth. Thus began over...
  • Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

    Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus. The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was...
  • Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says

    Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says
    Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
  • JPL worker counts down toward a writing career

    JPL worker counts down toward a writing career
    For decades, Jean Walker’s writing career existed only between shifts at La Cañada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and family dinners. She’d scribble notes after putting her two young daughters to bed, ideas for romance novels flying through...
  • Students abuzz over Science Bowl contest

    La Cañada High School is prepared to compete in a regional science competition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory this Saturday, following months of preparation in hopes they'll compete in the National Science Bowl. La Cañada High teacher Eryn Walsh said a...
  • Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking

    Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking
    This robot is so talented it's scary. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have built a robot inspired by the vampire bat that can walk and fly using its foldable wings. The Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot, or DALER,...
  • Mountain of an asteroid will be visible from Earth tonight

    Mountain of an asteroid will be visible from Earth tonight
    A mountainous asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles of Earth -- about three...
  • Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night

    Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night
    A mountainous asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating, the Los Angeles Times reports. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles...