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Behold the Northern Lights

Behold the Northern Lights

Our Sun provides the light and heat that energizes our plants, our solar panels and our weather, among other things. But its influence stretches over the horizon into our nights, as well. As our nearest star, the Sun bathes Earth in a steady stream of energetic particles, magnetic fields and radiation that can stimulate our […]

Rally to support Trump and Rule of Law

Rally to support Trump and Rule of Law

      By Debra Tash A rally was held Sunday, April 22nd, in front of the Federal Building in Westwood.  Attendees, numbering close to 200 people at its peak, lined the sidewalk and occupied all four corners of the intersection at Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave. The organizers were surprised by the reactions of […]

NASA Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft

NASA Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft

Many of NASA’s most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo — all large machines that could measure up to a school bus. But in the past two decades, mini-satellites called CubeSats have made space accessible to a new generation. These briefcase-sized boxes are more […]

California’s Transportation Future, Part One – The Fatally Flawed Centerpiece

California’s Transportation Future, Part One – The Fatally Flawed Centerpiece

    by Edward Ring California’s transportation future is bright. In every area of transportation innovation, California-based companies are leading the way. Consortiums of major global companies have offices throughout the San Francisco Bay area, pioneering self-driving cars that consolidate technologies from not just automakers, but cell phone manufacturers, chip designers, PC makers, telecoms, and software […]

These are the 13 best-selling items at Costco right now

These are the 13 best-selling items at Costco right now

By Theo Thimou Costco Wholesale — one of money expert Clark Howard’s favorite stores — is on a tear right now with sales climbing in March thanks to strong performance across a variety of departments. But have you ever wondered what’s really selling at Costco? We’ve uncovered some interesting tidbits from a transcript of the warehouse club’s Q2 […]

The plot to regulate California home schools

The plot to regulate California home schools

By Timothy R. Snowball When state legislators attempt to enact laws that burden or break our constitutional rights, they often cite concerns related to the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public. And while these generalized concerns may fall within the so-called residual police power left to states in our federal system, they are not a license […]

How to improve your credit score by 100 points in 30 days

How to improve your credit score by 100 points in 30 days

As a Credit Karma member, I frequently check in to see how my credit is doing and make sure there’s nothing suspicious going on there. I really like Credit Karma because it’s free, provides detailed information about changes to your credit score, you can link all your accounts to monitor your debt to savings ratio, […]

This year’s Lyrid meteor shower coincides with Earth Day, but light pollution is ruining the show

This year’s Lyrid meteor shower coincides with Earth Day, but light pollution is ruining the show

Light pollution makes it hard for many people to appreciate the stars. A meteor flies by over Devil’s Tower David Kingham On Sunday we’ll all hear a lot about the importance of recycling, planting trees, and saving energy by turning out the lights.

Here’s an amazing new picture of the Lagoon Nebula to celebrate Hubble’s 28th birthday

Here’s an amazing new picture of the Lagoon Nebula to celebrate Hubble’s 28th birthday

Happy birthday to the best space telescope ever! Love, PopSci. A visible light image of the Lagoon Nebula (aka Messier 8 or M8) with the bright star Herschel 36 at the center. NASA, ESA, and STScI On a clear summer night in the northern hemisphere you can go out to your backyard with a pair […]

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one. Everyone organizes their sugar packets, right? Deposit Photos There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar.

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