| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:17 PM
As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:08 AM
This year is shaping up to be the driest in downtown Los Angeles since 1877.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had tied...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
New images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal a land of liquid methane and ethane lakes spotting the north pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge released the new images this week, saying...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
"I'll get you, Earth, and your little moon too!"
Just in time for Halloween, researchers at JPL have stumbled across a nebula that looks like a warty wicked witch, seen in profile.
The wicked witch head is actually a massive cloud of gas reflecting...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2013
| 2:02 PM
NASA has released an amazing image of Saturn and its ghostly rings flanked by three of its fellow planets – Earth, Mars and Venus.
The picture, nearly four months in the making, was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft when Saturn was...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Typhoon Haiyan's devastation of the Philippines can be detected from space, and NASA scientists have produced a map to help direct aid efforts.
Using data from Italian satellites, a rapid-response team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:00 PM
I was done.
At 57, I had three cratered marriages behind me, all with intelligent women and mutually agreed upon endings that separated them from me and me from my money and a couple of nice homes.
It was like I was in the major leagues and just...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Less than three weeks before comet ISON's closest encounter with the sun, the comet is now sporting a cool double tail.
Like those of most comets, ISON's dramatic tail is growing as it moves closer to the sun. That's because the warmth of the sun is...