| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:30 PM
They’re here! After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in in the middle of Gale Crater.
The arrival marks the beginning...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Don't forget to look up tonight! The Harvest moon and the third supermoon of the summer will rise Monday evening and you don't want to miss it.
"Supermoon" is a nonscientific term for a moon that turns full just as it reaches perigee -- the point in its...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.
According to the National Weather...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Ten Years Ago
Members of JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 were back in town after having finished a 22-mile day hike to the 14,494-foot summit of Mt. Whitney. After they reached the summit on that July day, they consumed a quick lunch. Snow then began falling,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The temperatures were so hot this year in Joe Del Bosque’s cantaloupe fields in the San Joaquin Valley that some of the melons could have used sunscreen.
The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:20 PM
The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen.
The surface of the fruit got sunburned, which looks bad and in some cases affects taste. He had to throw those away.
The first six...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s.
Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Ten Years Ago
Three men suspected of burglarizing a La Cañada jewelry store six weeks earlier were in jail and law enforcement officials were on the hunt for a Glendale businessman suspected of leading a theft ring that was believed to have taken...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon — called Game+Hack 2014 — this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications.
From May 2 to 4, participants will be...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
A new retrospective of work by June Wayne is opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and science lovers will want to check it out.
Wayne was an artist who counted rocket scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory among her close...