| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:17 PM
A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county's official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges.
The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Scientists have figured out how and why massive pools of magma such as the one lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park blow sky-high in volcanic super-eruptions.
The rare catastrophic events can spew thousands of times more material than the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Nearly two years after a jury found former Beverly Hills schools Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard guilty of misappropriating public funds, a state appellate court panel has reversed his two felony convictions.
Hubbard was convicted in January 2012 of two counts of...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:53 PM
There is a new island on our planet. Its name is Niijima, and you can see one of its newest baby pictures, courtesy of NASA, above.
Niijima is a volcanic island. It emerged from the Pacific Ocean one month ago, about 600 miles south of Tokyo. It is...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago.
The findings, published in the journal PNAS, add to a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The scariest part about Halloween is having to put up with hearing "Monster Mash" a thousand times in a night. If you're looking for a tasteful soundtrack that still feels like the icy breath of the reaper tonight, Pop & Hiss is here to help.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.
During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities said Thursday they have shut down a major cross-border drug tunnel that traffickers had recently completed and equipped with an electric rail and cart system capable of ferrying tons of drugs from Tijuana to San Diego....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner.
"Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A Montana newlywed accused of killing her husband in Glacier National Park pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder after four days of trial -- half the time her marriage lasted.
Jordan Linn Graham, 22, accepted a plea bargain in the July death...