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  • Saturn is in opposition tonight, and you can see it live, right here

    Saturn is in opposition tonight, and you can see it live, right here

    Saturn will be shining more brightly tonight than at any other time of the year, and you can see it live, right here.  Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday the astronomy website Slooh.com will broadcast a live feed of Saturn from its telescopes in the Canary Islands. Slooh's telescope operators will focus...

  • Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

    Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

    Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered...

  • At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views

    At Charlton Flats, in Angeles National Forest, spectacular views

    Just 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this Charlton Flats walk features spectacular mountain views and is a great introduction to the many Angeles National Forest hiking trails along the Angeles Crest Highway. Before you go, pick up an Adventure Pass at a sporting goods store.

  • Study of views on gay marriage should be retracted, coauthor says

    Study of views on gay marriage should be retracted, coauthor says

    A highly publicized study that purported to show how face-to-face interactions can change people's views on same-sex marriage is being disavowed by one of its authors who now says he has doubts about the data.

  • Meet 10 species that intrigued scientists in 2015

    Meet 10 species that intrigued scientists in 2015

    Among roughly 18,000 species discovered in the past year, these 10 did the most to wow judges at the International Institute for Species Exploration, part of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  

  • Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights

    Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights

    In the 1976-77 drought, the state ordered growers with some of the oldest water rights in California to stop pumping from many rivers and streams. Now, in a sign of the spreading pain of another punishing drought, regulators are preparing to do the same thing.

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