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  • Area students to test science knowledge

    Area students to test science knowledge
    Students at Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools will compete Saturday in a regional competition to determine which team from across Southern California will compete in the National Science Bowl hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington,...
  • Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests

    Southern California students battle it out in quiz-style contests
    Three fast-paced academic contests featuring some of the region’s best and most talented students will be staged Saturday afternoon, with one focused exclusively on science and two others drilling down on topics dealing with World War I. At USC,...
  • John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'

    John Huizenga dies at 92; physicist helped discredit 'cold fusion'
    On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
  • Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes

    Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes
    When Smithfield resident Lehan Crane was looking to build a house of his own, he knew he wanted as many green technologies as possible — LED lighting, foam insulation in the walls, high-efficiency windows, a Southern aspect for solar panels. But...
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2013

     
    As experts largely predicted, car shoppers shook off any hesitation from the federal government shutdown and bought enough new cars in the second half of October to drive the auto industry up about 11 percent by Halloween, judging by numbers......
  • California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says

    California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says
    California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says. The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
  • Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says

    Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says
    A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan. A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution. About two-thirds of Southern California...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...
  • Fisker spreads Karma with bankruptcy

    Fisker spreads Karma with bankruptcy
    What remains of Fisker Automotive, the maker of the Karma, a hybrid plug-in luxury sports car, has been auctioned off by the U.S. Department of Energy to an investor group headed by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, who is part of a new venture called Hybrid...
  • Fisker Files Bankruptcy; Taxpayers Lose $139 Million

     
    Fisker Automotive's travails hit its direst ??? and possibly final ??? note Friday when the troubled plug-in startup filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Investment group Hybrid Technology LLC purchased what remains of the automaker's loan from the...
  • Hampton Roads could reap benefits of offshore wind

    Hampton Roads could reap benefits of offshore wind
    Virginia is among a handful of states with no land-based wind farms to generate electricity. But environmental and industry advocates say the commonwealth could become a leader in offshore wind energy — if it only harnesses the political will...
  • Dam the drip

    Dam the drip
    Americans use almost 100 gallons of water per day per person — where they're allowed to. More jurisdictions now impose limits on lawn watering, pool filling and sometimes even car washing. Then there are government programs restricting water use...