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NASA is sending a rover to a remote frontier on harsh terrain that's unfriendly to humans. But it won't be to the moon or Mars -- it's headed for Greenland. From May 3 to June 8, the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research will...
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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesBat-eating spiders are virtually everywhere, a new study has found. The only place bats are safe from these grasping arachnids ......
Beyond the boundaries of our everyday world is a planet filled with the extraordinary. Here are four voyages of discovery that will draw you into the vibrant and wondrous present, forging memories that will always remain a part of you. Exploring...
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Photographers are known for going to extremes to get the perfect shot. George Steinmetz's method can be considered just plain crazy. To capture unique aerial views of the world's "hyperarid" desert regions (areas with less than 4 inches of rainfall...
The loss of ice covering Greenland and Antarctica has accelerated over the last 20 years, shrinking three times as much as in the 1990s and contributing substantially to sea level rise, according to a comprehensive new study of ice sheet loss conducted by...
Sir Richard Branson has become the first person on LinkedIn to get 1 million followers as one of the social network's "thought leaders." The English entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group reached the feat Friday morning. He currently has nearly...
Michael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the U.S. and then through Latin America. Wigge, a travel journalist...
World NowThree Australian anti-whaling protesters detained after boarding a Japanese vessel in the Indian Ocean will be released to Australian authorities, the government in Canberra announced Tuesday....
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews the embroidered textiles in "Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women" at the UCLA Fowler Museum...
Los Angeles Times staff writerSeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace. The largest and most expensive...
Robert Helliwell, a Stanford electrical engineer whose study of radio waves emitted by lightning opened a new window to understanding the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, died May 3 in Palo Alto of complications of dementia. He was 90. Helliwell...
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Nation NowIceberg: NASA scientists working on Operation IceBridge have discovered a massive crack in the ice shelf in Antarctica....
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