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Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

By George Miller and Deborah Baber Savalla This article contains both news and opinions   For years, we have seen or heard of protests of Planned Parenthood and abortion, usually held near the Ventura County Government Center and down nearby Ralston Street outside the Planned Parenthood office. There are sometimes just a few people. Occasionally […]

In photos: Dubai’s massive desalination plant

In photos: Dubai’s massive desalination plant

Where they tame the undrinkable ocean Spencer Lowell Jebel Ali desalination plant One of the fastest-growing cities in the world is also among the driest. Situated between the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert, the Jebel Ali desalination plant makes the metropolis of Dubai possible. Spencer Lowell A Big Gulp of the Gulf Dubai’s population […]

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

The Great Gray Owl is the biggest owl in the world – and it hasn’t been seen in Utah for 30 years. Utah resident Amber Watkins-Olpin was driving through Mountain Green last week on her way to work when she saw a huddle of residents gathered on the side of the road. Curious as to […]

Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow

Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow

The number of instruments on the International Space Station dedicated to observing Earth to increase our understanding of our home planet continues to grow. Two new instruments are scheduled to make their way to the station Feb. 18 on the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument will monitor the […]

Ventura College State Champions Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Ventura College State Champions Inducted Into Hall of Fame

The Ventura College 1996 and 1997 women’s basketball state champions were formally inducted into the Ventura College Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony recently held at the Athletic Event Center at Ventura College. As part of their 20th anniversary reunion, the teams were the first in school history to be inducted into the Ventura […]

A small city in Iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to America’s vanishing bees

A small city in Iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to America’s vanishing bees

Little habitats on the prairie to save our nation’s pollinators Geoffrey Fairchild via Flickr CC by 2.0 A bee visits a flower You’ve probably heard the news that our nation’s bees are in trouble. Pollinators have been disappearing for decades, and the population crash could threaten the global food supply. Now, a small city in […]

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang Ofer Yaron Artist illustration of the supernova SN 2013fs, located in a nearby galaxy. Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae. Scientists aren’t […]

A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy NASA A dying star NASA’s Hubble Telescope captured this image of a dying star. Astronomers at Cornell estimate that the Milky Way gives birth to about three new stars each year in a planetary nebula like this one, but loses just one. In the process of dying, the star lets out extremely […]

Wife of Dying World War 2 Vet asks for a Kind Word for Her Husband

Wife of Dying World War 2 Vet asks for a Kind Word for Her Husband

By Rose Martinez  . Louie Martinez, my husband, served in the US Army with the 27th Combat Engineers. On November 1945 it was re-designated the 27th Construction Engineers. . During the war Louie was helping unload an LST, Landing Ship, Tank. General MacArthur was nearby getting his photo taken. Suddenly they were under attack by air. […]

Carnivorous plants aren’t as cool as you think

Carnivorous plants aren’t as cool as you think

But their evolutionary history is Wikimedia Commons An unsuspecting bee wanders into a pitcher plant. Carnivorous plants seem like the ultimate flora. Not content with wavin’ around in the breeze collecting daylight, they also devour tasty insect flesh. They’re carnivores and they’re plants. They’re redefining what it means to be greenery. Right? It turns out […]

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