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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....
  • White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions

    White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions
    The White House budget request for 2016 has proposed to give NASA $18.5 billion, including funding for the Mars 2020 rover and a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. But while the overall budget is nearly half a billion dollars more than the 2015...
  • Record heat, record snow: The coasts are clearly weather-beaten

    Record heat, record snow: The coasts are clearly weather-beaten
    In the never-ending cross-country rivalry, winter is the West Coast's prime time to win. We hold up our sand to the East Coast's snow, and wiggle our pedicured, flip-flopped toes at clunky, thick-socked boots. On social media, we send out photos of...
  • 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...
  • Students abuzz over Science Bowl contest

    La Caņada 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 Caņada High teacher Eryn Walsh said a...
  • 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...
  • Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

    Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?
    An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars. Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a...
  • Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun

    Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun
    Rosetta's journey with a comet has already revealed a dark world far more complex than scientists had realized. In a flurry of papers published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers provide the first data-driven snapshot of comet 67P/Churyumov-...
  • Crescenta Valley High gears for science event

    Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl. A five-member team will...
  • Time to see Comet Lovejoy before it leaves for 8,000 years

    Time to see Comet Lovejoy before it leaves for 8,000 years
    California sky watchers may be able to see two celestial bodies zooming past Earth in the next few days with just a pair of binoculars. If they're savvy. Comet Lovejoy, which won't be back for 8,000 years, is visible in the night sky, and on Monday an...
  • 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,...