| May 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
I have written and spoken many times — including in this column last September — about the academic and social benefits of music education for children. Learning to read music is learning a new symbolic language. Learning rhythms is an...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:15 PM
NASA's Cassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.
Beginning around midnight, a team of scientists and...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced a multi-agency assistance program for veterans whose employment prospects have lagged in the recovery, pledging to secure 10,000 jobs by 2017 for those who served in the military.
The city will...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Gazing up at the Red Planet’s pair of moons, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has caught two famous asteroids zipping across the night sky – marking the first time such space rocks have ever been caught on camera from the Martian surface....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, June 8, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach.
Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated a "potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Ten Years Ago
It was announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory would create its first float entry for the Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Parade, in cooperation with Caltech. The float's theme would be "A Family of Explorers," in keeping with the parade's...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
After days of hot, bone-dry conditions that fueled wildfires in San Diego County, firefighters can finally look forward to some relief from Mother Nature, forecasters said Friday.
“It’ll still be warm to hot, but each day from here on out it...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:36 AM
If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai.
On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:26 PM
On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...