Celebrities raise awareness of California drought

Space probe transmits stunning new views of Pluto
Fists hit the air and tiny American flags fluttered overhead July 14 as a huge crowd in a Laurel, Md., conference room cheered for the New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto. At 7:50 a.m. ET, the spacecraft swept past Pluto's surface at a distance of about 7,706 miles,...
Fists hit the air and tiny American flags fluttered overhead July 14 as a huge crowd in a Laurel, Md., conference room cheered for the New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto. At 7:50 a.m. ET, the spacecraft swept past Pluto's surface at a distance of about 7,706 miles,...
Fists hit the air and tiny American flags fluttered overhead July 14 as a huge crowd in a Laurel, Md., conference roo...
- Posted on July 31, 2015
Film appears from before Amelia Earhart disappeared
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning. Al Bresnik took dozens of still photos, including a few that...
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning. Al Bresnik took dozens of still photos, including a few that...
It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her ...
- Posted on June 12, 2015
Messages in a meteorites bring news from outer space
Meteorites may conjure images of giant rocks smashing into towns, but in fact, meteorites rarely hit people and regularly bring valuable materials to Earth from outer space. All of the iron we use on Earth today was delivered by meteorites and gold and platinum even have met...
Meteorites may conjure images of giant rocks smashing into towns, but in fact, meteorites rarely hit people and regularly bring valuable materials to Earth from outer space. All of the iron we use on Earth today was delivered by meteorites and gold and platinum even have met...
Meteorites may conjure images of giant rocks smashing into towns, but in fact, meteorites rarely hit people and regul...
- Posted on June 12, 2015
Woman sets out to row across Pacific Ocean
The best part of being on the ocean for weeks at a time, says Sonya Baumstein, is the stars. The worst? Being wet, all the time. Baumstein, an athlete from Orlando, Florida, waited for weeks to set out in her custom-designed rowboat from Choshi, a Japanese port east of Tokyo...
The best part of being on the ocean for weeks at a time, says Sonya Baumstein, is the stars. The worst? Being wet, all the time. Baumstein, an athlete from Orlando, Florida, waited for weeks to set out in her custom-designed rowboat from Choshi, a Japanese port east of Tokyo...
The best part of being on the ocean for weeks at a time, says Sonya Baumstein, is the stars. The worst? Being wet, al...
- Posted on June 11, 2015
Wanna buy “The Flintstones” home?
"Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history. The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property for $...
"Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history. The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property for $...
"Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right...
- Posted on June 11, 2015
Fake orca flops as sea lion scarecrow
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight sai...
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight sai...
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended...
- Posted on June 10, 2015
When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over?
You asked us, “When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over?” Pretty much since the first stone was laid, the tower of Pisa in Italy has been a Keystone Kops version of architecture. Not long after construction began in 1173, when builders reached the third story...
You asked us, “When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over?” Pretty much since the first stone was laid, the tower of Pisa in Italy has been a Keystone Kops version of architecture. Not long after construction began in 1173, when builders reached the third story...
You asked us, “When will the leaning tower of Pisa fall over?” Pretty much since the first stone was laid,...
- Posted on June 10, 2015
Moons “dance” around Pluto
There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds. Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and tinier moons Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kerberos show the odd rhythmic gyrat...
There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds. Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto, its largest moon Charon and tinier moons Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kerberos show the odd rhythmic gyrat...
There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends,...
- Posted on June 9, 2015
They’re called “wild animals” for a reason
A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous. Rangers distribute the flyer to people as they enter the park, but some visit...
A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous. Rangers distribute the flyer to people as they enter the park, but some visit...
A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Par...
- Posted on June 9, 2015
Tanzania is losing its elephants
The sharp decline of the elephant population in the African country of Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, according to a wildlife conservation group. The Tanzanian government has just estimated that 65,721 elephants died in the country in the last five y...
The sharp decline of the elephant population in the African country of Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, according to a wildlife conservation group. The Tanzanian government has just estimated that 65,721 elephants died in the country in the last five y...
The sharp decline of the elephant population in the African country of Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is cata...
- Posted on June 8, 2015
Baseball star snaps selfie with fan’s phone
Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs, thrilled a fan at a recent game, gesturing for her cellphone, snapping a playful selfie and then tossing it back into the stands. Harper took the picture in right field before Washington took ...
Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs, thrilled a fan at a recent game, gesturing for her cellphone, snapping a playful selfie and then tossing it back into the stands. Harper took the picture in right field before Washington took ...
Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs, thrilled a fan at a recent game, g...
- Posted on June 8, 2015
Free SAT test prep available
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free. The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair for student...
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free. The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair for student...
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online edu...
- Posted on June 5, 2015
Virtual reality becoming a greater part of reality
Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie studios, television producers and artists are adopting the technology. It immerses people in faraway realms by using bulky goggles, house-sized domes and smartphones....
Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie studios, television producers and artists are adopting the technology. It immerses people in faraway realms by using bulky goggles, house-sized domes and smartphones....
Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen mostly as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, now movie st...
- Posted on June 5, 2015
Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing
An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care, grabbed a pole and a shield and called police. Turns out, it was a stuffed animal. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County Anima...
An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care, grabbed a pole and a shield and called police. Turns out, it was a stuffed animal. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County Anima...
An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approac...
- Posted on June 4, 2015
Celebrities raise awareness of California drought
From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought. Stars whose homes boast lush, green lawns at a time when residents have been asked to cut back on water may be drought-shamed on...
From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought. Stars whose homes boast lush, green lawns at a time when residents have been asked to cut back on water may be drought-shamed on...
From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about Calif...
- Posted on June 4, 2015