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  • Tweets for NASA's 55th birthday: 'You can't shut down awesome'

    Tweets for NASA's 55th birthday: 'You can't shut down awesome'
    NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has a message for the politicians in Congress squabbling over whether it’s more important to stall the Affordable Care Act or fund the federal government’s operations: “Farewell, humans,” the...
  • Mapping out the search for life on Jupiter's watery moon Europa

    Mapping out the search for life on Jupiter's watery moon Europa
    Is there life on Jupiter's icy moon Europa? Scientists would like to find out. "It does have the right ingredients," said RobertĀ Pappalardo, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and lead author of a new study outlining what might be learned from...
  • Bruce C. Murray dies at 81; former director of JPL

    Bruce C. Murray dies at 81; former director of JPL
    Although most of his fellow space scientists scoffed at the idea, Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Bruce C. Murray insisted that a picture of a planet's surface was worth a thousand words — or at least as much as the measurements of magnetic...
  • Heat wave: It's 116 and rising in Palm Springs, Death Valley

    Heat wave: It's 116 and rising in Palm Springs, Death Valley
    Temperatures across Southern California crashed through the triple-digit mark Saturday as a heat wave bore down on the region, leading by broiler conditions in the Coachella Valley and other desert locations. As of noon, numerous valley areas had passed...
  • Heat wave: Records break, broiling conditions extend to Tuesday

    Heat wave: Records break, broiling conditions extend to Tuesday
    The heat wave sweeping through California and the Southwest has broken records and is expected to continue through Tuesday. "It's early in the heat season. Usually our hottest months are August and September. We're not even in July yet, but this is a...
  • Records break as heat wave intensifies; 122 in Palm Springs

    Records break as heat wave intensifies; 122 in Palm Springs
    More records broke Saturday as a heat wave kept its grips on California and the West. According to the National Weather Service, several desert and Inland Empire communities set new records for this day of the year, including Palm Springs (122 degrees),...
  • Oppressive heat wave intensifies as temperature records fall

    Oppressive heat wave intensifies as temperature records fall
    Another oppressive day is on tap for California and the West as a heat wave enters its third and potentially worse day. Eyes will be on Palm Springs, where forecasters said the temperature could reach an all-time high. The current record is 134 degrees....
  • Heat wave: Today will bring 'peak in heating,' forecasters say

    Heat wave: Today will bring 'peak in heating,' forecasters say
    Areas of Southern California experienced record high temperatures Saturday, and forecasters say that Sunday could be even hotter. “Today is supposed to be the peak in heating,” National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Smith said. Smith...
  • Loved ones recall couple in case of fake Rockefeller

    Loved ones recall couple in case of fake Rockefeller
    As hummingbirds hovered nearby, friends and relatives gathered in Descanso Gardens late Wednesday to remember a young couple believed to have been murdered nearly three decades ago by a man who evaded police while pretending to be a member of the...
  • Southern California to sizzle in weekend heat wave

    Southern California to sizzle in weekend heat wave
    Temperatures are expected to spike Friday as Southern Californians brace for a blistering weekend that has prompted heat advisories and the opening of cooling centers. The National Weather Service issued heat warnings for large swaths of the state,...
  • Thermometer hits triple digits as heat wave strikes Southern California

    Thermometer hits triple digits as heat wave strikes Southern California
    Temperatures reached 105 degrees Friday in Palm Springs and it wasn't even noon yet. It was 97 degrees in Lancaster and 95 in Palmdale before 11 a.m., the National Weather Service reported. And it’s only going to get worse. Los Angeles...