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  • Antarctic ice melts and California's response is ... a bullet train?

    Antarctic ice melts and California's response is ... a bullet train?
    You’ve been hearing it more often lately: Things are warming up faster than scientists had  predicted. Now, a study out of UC Irvine and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ups the ante, saying that rapidly melting ice in Antarctica contains enough mass...
  • Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

    Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say
    A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday. Researchers...
  • As wildfires roar in Southern California, cooler weather to aid battle

    As wildfires roar in Southern California, cooler weather to aid battle
    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...
  • New meteor shower may dazzle Central Florida — or just fizzle out

    New meteor shower may dazzle Central Florida — or just fizzle out
    Central Florida stargazers may be treated to a veritable meteor storm early Saturday and Sunday as the Earth passes through debris left by a newly discovered and unpredictable comet with a tongue-twister of a name. Then again, the Camelopardalids meteor...
  • Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online

    Asteroid to pass within 217,000 miles of Earth; watch online
    An asteroid was passing within 217,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday afternoon, closer than the moon's distance from the planet. The asteroid is known as 2014 DX110 and is estimated to be 100 feet wide, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Climate engineering ideas no longer considered pie in the sky

    WASHINGTON — As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration in Washington. Ships that spew salt into...
  • LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential

    LCHS Engineering Club helps tap undiscovered potential
    From the outside, room 604 looks like any other classroom on the La Cañada High School campus. But inside, the former wood shop room is a bustling workshop filled with wires, gadgets, computers and all the necessary ingredients required to animate a...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan

    NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan
    NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
  • Burbank kids learn how to build robots

    Burbank kids learn how to build robots
    A group of children gathered at the Verdugo Log Cabin in Burbank on Thursday for the first day of a two-month course in which they’ll learn to build mini-robots, which eventually can function as an elevator, catapult or ski lift — all using...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...