| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The source of the large fireball that streaked over Southern California on Wednesday has been traced to debris from the Comet Encke, local researchers and scientists said Friday.
The fireball, which according to the American Meteor Society could be seen...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Using a laser, NASA has beamed data between the moon and Earth -- 239,000 miles -- at a record-shattering rate.
The download rate that got NASA scientists so excited was 622 megabits per second. We asked an expert to break it down.
| 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...
| 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 […]...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Happy harvest moon!
Wednesday night's full moon is known as the harvest moon because it is the closest full moon to the fall equinox, which occurs Sunday and will mark the official start of autumn.
The equinox happens twice a year, once in the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Deadly flooding in Boulder, Colo., was due to the chance collision of meteorology, geography and urban development, according to weather and climate experts.
As a fleet of U.S. military helicopters conducted search and rescue efforts Monday, more than...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Now that Voyager 1 has safely reached interstellar space, scientists who have spent decades working on the mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
"We've had 30 years of fear that something could go wrong,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:07 AM
NASA engineers have built a device that uses radar to detect heartbeats in the rubble of collapsed buildings, with technology typically used to explore other planets. The FINDER device, developed with the Department of Homeland Security, could help...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is warning customers to prepare for possible power outages due to Santa Ana winds that are expected to blow in Friday.
“During high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Red planet, meet rogue comet.
Comet ISON zipped past Mars this week on its way to a potentially suicidal encounter with the sun on Thanksgiving Day.
Scientists are unsure whether the estimated 2-mile-long comet will survive its encounter with the sun...