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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens

    Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens
    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....
  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

    For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • Young robot builders get help from older kids

    In less than four months, about 30 kids from Crescenta Valley High School have put in about 950 hours mentoring young La Crescenta students who built robots to compete in the FIRST LEGO League against other Los Angeles student-built robots. Young...
  • Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California

    Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California
    Fire officials remained on high alert Sunday as strong Santa Ana winds continued to pose serious wildfire threats across Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Red flag warnings were issued throughout the region as more...
  • Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks

    Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks
    The Illuminate SF Light Art Festival returns this month with 16 sculptures around San Francisco that glow with extraordinary energy. The fest, now in its second year, showcases public artworks installed around the city as well as temporary pieces...
  • Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say

    Southern California to see biggest storm since February, forecasters say
    Get out those rain boots and umbrellas. Forecasters are expecting the biggest rainstorm since February to hit the Los Angeles area.  A Pacific Northwest weather system should bring heavy rains to Southern California starting Tuesday, according to the...
  • 'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC

    'Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman' at MOCA/PDC
    Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-95) was an actress and artist better known as just Cameron, her familial birth name. The notoriety hinges primarily on two things. One was her role in filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s short underground classic,...