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  • California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires

    California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger

    Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up call

    Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up call
    After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft awoke to a pre-programmed alarm Monday and signaled anxious ground controllers that it had indeed woken up on schedule. "This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on," said Fred Jansen,...
  • La Caņada History: Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade

    La Cañada History: Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade
    Ten Years Ago Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were focused on Mars during the first weekend of January 2004, as the rover named Spirit was scheduled to arrive there to begin a three-month mission collecting data and returning it...
  • JPL Chorus preparing for winter show

    JPL Chorus preparing for winter show
    The holidays may be over for most people, but workers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge are planning one last musical hurrah. The JPL Chorus will perform holiday songs at their second free winter concert at 8 p.m. on...
  • La Caņada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces

    La Cañada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces
    Ten Years Ago Then-Vice President Dick Cheney, on a four-day campaign swing to the West, paid a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada. Cheney toured the facility and met scientists and engineers working on the Mars rover program before...
  • Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow

    Pasadena's mature tech scene aims to emerge from Silicon Beach shadow
    Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years. So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a...
  • NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill

    NASA gets some funding for Mars 2020 rover in federal spending bill
    Congressional negotiators released a $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that’s more generous to NASA’s scientific endeavors than the White House’s proposal, but it may be too soon to celebrate, officials said...
  • 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,...
  • University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl

    University High wins crown at JPL Regional Science Bowl
    In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a...
  • Mars rover Curiosity set to ride biggest sand dune yet

    Mars rover Curiosity set to ride biggest sand dune yet
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is poised to tip its wheels over the crest of a dune called Dingo Gap, down a path that could lead to a promising new target for the robotic explorer to drill. But the rover has remained perched on the edge as its team...