| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:16 PM
The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said.
Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:27 PM
The budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Monday earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million that Los Angeles officials called crucial to extending the Purple Line from the Mid-...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:28 PM
After one of the driest Januarys ever in California, there may be a glimmer of hope for the parched state: There's a slight chance of above-normal rainfall for Southern California over the next three months and an even chance for the rest, according to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:30 PM
After a dry January in which San Francisco received no rain the entire month for the first time in 165 years, rainfall figures released Monday show California is at 85% of normal for this time of year.
But a storm heading to Northern California this...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:55 AM
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.
The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Here's a question for you: What are the names for the pyrimidine bases found in DNA?
That's just one example of the many challenges that a few dozen high school students in Huntington Beach and Irvine will field this weekend in a quiz-style...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens.
The surprise announcement came Wednesday at an event meant to advertise Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:12 PM
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago.
The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Ten Years Ago
Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January 2005 were celebrating the first anniversary of the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Spirit landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 3, 2004 and Opportunity touched...