| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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.
| Feb 3, 2014
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
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.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:54 PM
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-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:41 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
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...
| Jul 4, 2013
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...