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Despite the drought that plagued Southern California last winter, river rafters can still get their paddles wet: Parts of Northern California and other Western states got the rain and snow that missed SoCal. California's Kings, Kern, Kaweah, Merced...
HOUSTON -- Oklahoma’s largest-recorded earthquake was triggered by injection wells used by the oil and gas industry, according to a report released this week. The Tuesday report in the geoscience journal Geology is the latest scientific evidence...
Nation NowNicolas Steno, recipient of a Google Doodle on Wednesday, was a 17th century brainiac with the type of weird genius that led to his discovery of the human salivary duct and a made him a pioneer in geology. But in the end, he threw it all over for God. It....
Nation NowNicolas Steno Google Doodle post stirs robust comments....
Today's topic: Biologist Stephen J. Gould famously observed that religion and science deal with different but compatible realities. Was he correct? A god definable by science is no god Point: Michael Shermer Cartoonist Sidney Harris once illustrated...
Tags: Albert Camus, Bible, Biology, Mystery (genre), Science
There's a fault line opening in John McPhee. After 28 books and countless essays, he is giving us, bit by bit, a more personal sense of who he is. In a recent, beautiful piece for the New Yorker, he combined an essay on pickerel with memories of his...
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L.A. NOWLos Angeles public works officials met with Pacific Palisades residents this week to address their concerns about possible problems arising as crews start work next year building a new storm water system just north of Pacific Coast Highway. The $15.9-...
More than 50 new surface earthquake faults have been discovered in California over the last two decades, according to a new state map that officials hope will help guide future development decisions and emergency planning. The state's fault activity map,...
L.A. NOWSouthern California is overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault, according to a landmark study released Friday. The long-awaited study came after scientists spent years studying the geology of the Carrizo Plain area of the San Andreas,.....
Top of the TicketEvery president since Ronald Reagan has used the State of the Union address to showcase heroes of the past year -- and convey a sense that they are still connected to the voters and the issues that propelled them to......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJoshua Tree National Park "Whoso walketh in solitude, and inhabiteth the wood . . . into that forester shall pass . . . power and grace." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson But what if I snap my ankle? Or blow a cardiac gasket? Or fall or get stuck on a mountain...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOnline gun dealer Eric Thompson can't recall exactly what he was doing when he learned that one of his customers had just killed five students in a college geology class. He knows what flashed through his mind, though: Not again. Ten months earlier,...
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