| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:27 PM
The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper project said Friday that they had agreed to dig a trench on the property to help determine whether an earthquake fault runs under it.
Officials at New York-based Millennium Partners said they do not believe the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A lawyer for opponents of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project criticized the developer and city officials for not disclosing important facts about an earthquake fault that may be directly underneath the site.
The Millennium Hollywood project...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.
It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
| Jun 16, 2013
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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Nicolas 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....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Nicolas Steno Google Doodle post stirs robust comments....
| Aug 20, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Southern 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,.....
| Apr 28, 2010
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,...
| May 4, 2008
Joshua 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...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Every 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......