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The anatomy of a hurricane

The anatomy of a hurricane

Here’s how these huge storms form. Hurricane Irma near Cuba on September 8, 2017. NOAA/CIRA What makes a hurricane tick? Whether it’s a disheveled tropical depression or a picture-perfect category five swirling across the ocean like a buzzsaw, every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure. These powerful storms are just […]

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx will slingshot around Earth today. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona Today at 12:52 p.m. eastern time, an old friend will drop by to say hello—and get a firm push in the right direction before it heads on its merry way. It can’t stay too […]

Once Bullied For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Once Bullied For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

8-year-old girls are not often encouraged to play with bugs and insects, yet Sophia Spencer has become an entomological prodigy-and a role model for other girls interested in biology. The youngster had been teased for how much she loved bugs. Whenever she was seen playing with grasshoppers, the other second graders at her elementary school […]

All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7

All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7

Here’s what that upgrade will get you. The back of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are made out of glass once again, which makes them a little heavier than their predecessors. Apple A glut of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus reviews are no doubt hitting your social media streams right now, and it’s […]

Be Humbled By the 9 Most Breathtaking Photos of Saturn’s Cassini Voyage

Be Humbled By the 9 Most Breathtaking Photos of Saturn’s Cassini Voyage

If you sometimes find yourself in the midst of everyday annoyances and frustrations from work, it can be helpful to take some time out your day for a humbling dose of ethereal wonder. Which is why we compiled our ten favorite photos from the Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year voyage around Saturn. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The craft, […]

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Potatoes are close, but not close enough. Potatoes are awesome, but not enough to live off of them forever. Deposit photos For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. He also […]

2017’s Most Fun Cities in America – WalletHub Report

2017’s Most Fun Cities in America – WalletHub Report

With the upcoming fall season bringing cooler weather to enjoy more activities indoors and out, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2017’s Most Fun Cities in America. To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities […]

Over a Quarter Million Dollars Donated to Help Victims of Western Wildfires

Over a Quarter Million Dollars Donated to Help Victims of Western Wildfires

The Western states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California have been hit hard by devastating wildfires. With all these outbreaks, personnel and resources in the region are spread thin, but across the U.S. and Canada people have come together to raise more than a quarter million dollars to support the tireless, brave fire crews. In […]

Rob McCoy:  “The Constitution is an immovable object”

Rob McCoy:  “The Constitution is an immovable object”

By Michael Hernandez   (Editor’s Note:   Councilman Rob McCoy continues his celebration of Constitution Week as the special guest speaker at a free “Foundations” Luncheon hosted Thursday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. at Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park and sponsored by A-Team and Sonshiners, over 50 ministries of First Christian […]

Spotlight on Community: Pitching in to Cleanup our Beaches

Spotlight on Community: Pitching in to Cleanup our Beaches

This Saturday volunteers came out to help clean up local area beaches.  Our photo journalist, Dan Pinedo was there to help and to record neighbors, residents, people from all over arrive armed with used grocery bags and gloves, along with the spirit of community.  This is an annual event promoted the California Coastal Commission and […]

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