| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The mystery of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock that seemed to materialize on Mars is a mystery no more.
After taking a close look at the small white rock with a deep red center dubbed "Pinnacle Island," a research team has determined it is not a fungus-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Three fast-paced academic contests featuring some of the region’s best and most talented students will be staged Saturday afternoon, with one focused exclusively on science and two others drilling down on topics dealing with World War I.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:31 PM
In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:06 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is poised to tip its wheels over the crest of a dune called Dingo Gap, down a path that could lead to a promising new target for the robotic explorer to drill. But the rover has remained perched on the edge as its team...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Ten Years Ago
The La Caņada Flintridge City Council was given a preview of a $100-million master plan to upgrade facilities at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The plan called for three new main buildings to replace many of the pre-1960 buildings,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:54 PM
On the 529th day of Curiosity's journey on Mars, the rover turned its cameras to the skies and sent back this humbling image of Earth and our moon.
Our planet and moon appear as two small dots in the Martian sky, no bigger or more significant than...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Yee-haw! After perching near its tip for days, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity rode down the largest sand dune it has ever attempted on the Red Planet.
“I'm over the moon that I'm over the dune!” the rover’s Twitter account tweeted...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Tucked away on Honolulu Avenue, Montrose Bowl’s location is the definition of discreet. Despite the lack of flashing lights or colorful signs to announce its 77-year presence, the spot remains a favorite of locals and film companies.
With its blue-...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:17 PM
After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft awoke to a pre-programmed alarm Monday and signaled anxious ground controllers that it had indeed woken up on schedule.
"This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on," said Fred Jansen,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
After 35 years of operation, NASA announced in September 2013 that its Voyager 1 spacecraft, operated by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, had reached the space between the stars: interstellar space.
This was a victory for the mission and the first time a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:59 PM
In January 2004, two exploration vehicles touched down on Mars, beginning a 90-day mission in search of potential sources of water, a precursor for life, on a seemingly dead planet.
Armed with geological instruments, cameras and the technology required...