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The 10 best science images, videos, and visualizations of the year

The 10 best science images, videos, and visualizations of the year

These are the 2017 winners of the Vizzies Challenge. Greg Dunn, Brian Edwards, and Will Drinker Hundreds of thousands of neurons in the brain. We are all too aware of how hard it can be to explain science. Describing concepts, theories, processes, and phenomena use up a lot of words—and even after careful consideration those […]

Starbucks Worker Receives Apology Note, Tip From Sassy Customer

Starbucks Worker Receives Apology Note, Tip From Sassy Customer

Baristas are pretty accustomed to getting an earful from annoyed customers, but it’s a rare occurrence when they receive an apology card for it. However, that is exactly what happened to 20-year-old Andrew Richardson last Tuesday while he was working at the Starbucks in Bishop, California. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The day before, Andrew had been […]

Asian dust might be the secret to keeping California’s sequoias alive

Asian dust might be the secret to keeping California’s sequoias alive

Small but mighty, distant dust packs a powerful punch Carol Highsmith via Library of Congress Sequoia trees like this one depend on dust for their nutrients. California’s towering sequoia trees may owe at least some of their vigor to a diminutive source, according to a study released Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. A team […]

2017 Ventura County Science Fair Winners Announced

2017 Ventura County Science Fair Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 Ventura County Science Fair were announced at an awards ceremony this evening at the VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center in Camarillo. This year’s science fair featured 720 entries from 850 middle and high school students from throughout Ventura County. At tonight’s ceremony, awards were presented in 13 scientific categories […]

Make America Great Hollywood Style — A Photo Essay

Make America Great Hollywood Style — A Photo Essay

Photo Journalist, Marc Langsam was at the MAGA LA (Make America Great Again) – L.A. Pro Trump Rally and March on Saturday, March 25th.  It started on  Hollywood Blvd. and Vine and marched along  that iconic thoroughfare to end at  Trump’s (Hollywood Walk Of Fame) Star on Highland Ave. About 150 in attendance.   There […]

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then? Wikimedia Commons In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they’ll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, that’s a whole […]

The Whales Are Back!

The Whales Are Back!

Spring has come to Southern California and with it the return of the migrating whales.  With the eye of an artist and the quick reflex of a seasoned photographer, Pete Padilla, a local, snapped a few pics, capturing sparkling sunshine, boarders and surfers, all gliding across the deep blue along with a few whales who […]

20 ways to organize all your stuff

20 ways to organize all your stuff

The sweet satisfaction of having everything in its place. Anthony DELANOIX / Unsplash We can’t all live like a lifestyle blogger. But we can try. It isn’t enough to simply wipe away the dirt, vacuum up the dust bunnies, and toss the clutter. Now it’s time for the fun stuff. It’s time to organize. Popular […]

Why you should never ever feed bread to a duck

Why you should never ever feed bread to a duck

Enough with this quackery pexels Do not feed the cute ducklings bread. Don’t even think about it. Are you on the internet right now? If so, perhaps you’ve encountered this meme: For many of us, this comes as a shocking revelation. Ducks and bread? Name a more iconic duo. But unfortunately, this meme speaks the […]

There’s a whole new species of cloud

There’s a whole new species of cloud

Celebrate with some amazing photos of the fluffy stuff. Claudia Hinz | International Cloud Atlas The iridescence is caused by diffraction of sunlight in all the tiny, uniform clouds. Clouds are a lot like Baskin-Robbins. They’re timeless, can be found all over America, and come in 31 flavors. And induce nostalgia. Yes, there are 31 […]