| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
WASHINGTON — A new NASA spacecraft is bound for Mars today following a trouble-free launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
NASA officials reported no major problems with the 1:28 p.m. liftoff, which sent the agency's MAVEN spacecraft on 10-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
MAVEN is on schedule for its launch to Mars today. The NASA spacecraft will explore how the Red Planet went from wet and "friendly" to dry and dusty, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Teams prepping for liftoff had thumbs pointed up Monday as the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Once warmer and lush with water, Mars is now a frozen wasteland. A new NASA mission set to launch Monday will try to figure out why.
The leading theory is that Mars' atmosphere got so thin that it could no longer shield the Red Planet...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Four billion years ago, rivers and lakes dotted the surface of Mars, their waters reflecting puffy clouds drifting in a blue sky, scientists believe.
Now, it's a dry, rusty rock that's subject to fierce sandstorms, withering blasts of radiation and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Don’t be fooled – this epic video of plump clouds, clear lakes and gorgeous landscapes isn’t from some remote vacation spot on Earth. This could be what Mars looked like about 4 billion years ago, NASA scientists say.
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When “Star Trek” showed Capt. James T. Kirk writing on a handheld, touch-sensitive electronic notepad in 1967, most computer scientists, not to mention most viewers, thought it was absurd — a fun flight of fancy, yes, but certainly not...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:27 AM
NEW DELHI — India is set to launch a space mission to Mars on Tuesday that, if successful, would beat China to the punch, although some wonder whether the undertaking is the best use of money when many Indians lack food, clean water or basic...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for […]...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Scientists studying Martian clouds have created them right here on Earth. Using a cloud chamber in Germany and rock from the Mojave Desert, their experiment shows that the Red Planet's ice clouds often need far more humidity to form than clouds on Earth....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
You could place Michael Eisen in the same league as Aaron Swartz.
Like the late Swartz, who campaigned for free public access to government publications and academic papers, UC Berkeley biologist Eisen is one of the genuine pioneers of open-access...