| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:29 PM
In a first, scientists have detected rings encircling an M&M-shaped asteroid known as Chariklo.
Until now, only the solar system's four gas planets — Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and especially Saturn — were known to have rings.
"It was an...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Light rain is expected in the Los Angeles area by midweek, forecasters said.
There's a 40% to 50% chance of light showers by Wednesday night, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Even if it’s just a quarter of...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years.
So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
| 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 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...