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  • Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver

    Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver
    California's drought has everyone talking about ways to save water. Gov. Jerry Brown has implored residents to reduce their consumption by 20%. One writer suggested Angelenos share showers. A nonprofit is encouraging people not to waste even ice cubes...
  • Volcanoes slowed global warming, report says; it won't last

    Volcanoes slowed global warming, report says; it won't last
    An unusual swarm of volcanic eruptions over the last 14 years may be partially responsible for the slowing of global warming, a new report suggests. The 17 eruptions from 1998-2012 pumped sulfur dioxide into Earth’s upper atmosphere, where it...
  • Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi

    Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi
    BLUFF, Utah — Darkness was falling like a starry curtain as I pulled into this dusty town along the San Juan River. It was mid-November, and a cold wind was blowing in from the desert. The lights of a lone café illuminated a sign ahead. "Bluff,...
  • Report on Anasazi ruins in Utah stirs curiosity

    Stunning photos and report on the Anasazi ruins of Cedar Mesa, Utah ["Rock of Ages" by David Kelly, Feb. 16]. Thank you. I went to Natural Bridges National Monument; now I'll go back and explore more ruins. The drive on Highway 261 south off the edge of...
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' deserves to get made

    Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' deserves to get made
    "The Hateful Eight" is bold work by an artist pushing himself to the creative edge as he devises a Rubik's Cube of contradictions for his audience. I'm not supposed to know this yet. That I have an opinion about an unmade movie is because of the...
  • Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits

     Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits
    If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
  • Girls' basketball: Southern Section playoff pairings

    Girls' basketball: Southern Section playoff pairings
    GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS OPEN DIVISION First round, Saturday, 7 p.m. #1 Mater Dei, bye #9 Sierra Canyon at #8 Alemany #12 Keppel at #5 Serra #4 Etiwanda, bye #3 Long Beach Poly, bye #11 Lynwood at #6 Chaminade #10...
  • 'The Hobbit's' Joe Letteri is in a world of his own visual effects

     'The Hobbit's' Joe Letteri is in a world of his own visual effects
    Early in his career, senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri blew up a planet for 1991's "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." The four-time Oscar winner has since made up for that wanton destruction by creating worlds as well, most recently...
  • Cool magma, Mt. Hood and the future of volcano eruption prediction

    Cool magma, Mt. Hood and the future of volcano eruption prediction
    For 100,000 years, a pod of cool magma has been sitting mostly immobile beneath the Mt. Hood volcano. Consider it cold storage.  As long as the magma stays cool, the volcano will not erupt. Cool magma is like peanut butter straight from the fridge...
  • Rare frozen path on Lake Superior opens dazzling ice caves to hikers

    Rare frozen path on Lake Superior opens dazzling ice caves to hikers
    Superman had his Fortress of Solitude, a cave he carved out of ice to have a place to weigh his ontological angst. Since he could fly, access was never an issue. Not so in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of people have taken advantage of this year&...
  • Boys' basketball: Southern Section playoff pairings

    Boys' basketball: Southern Section playoff pairings
    BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS OPEN DIVISION First round, Friday, 7 p.m. #16 Cantwell-Sacred Heart at #1 Mater Dei #9 Chaminade at #8 Mayfair #12 Riverside North at #5 Sierra Canyon #13 Gardena Serra at #4 Corona Centennial #14...