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A self-portrait taken by the NASA rover Curiosity in Gale Crater on Mars. (AP Photo/NASA)

Research suggests ancient Martian lake may have supported life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had […]

12/09/2013

Caltech names physicist as new president

  PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president. Rosenbaum is currently the provost and John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor […]

10/24/2013

This undated photo provided by the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shows former JPL Director Bruce Murray. (AP Photo/NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce C. Murray, who battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home in Oceanside at […]

08/29/2013

This 1989 image provided by NASA shows C. Gordon Fullerton, a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot, whose career spanned almost 50 years. (AP Photo/NASA)

Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — C. Gordon Fullerton, a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions and had an extensive career as a research and test pilot for NASA and the Air Force, died […]

08/22/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Ohioans promoting Richter scale developer legacy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio native Charles Richter’s scale for measuring the power of earthquakes isn’t as widely used as before, but he has fans determined to make sure his name and legacy don’t fade away.

04/25/2013

mars-surface

Mars rover shows planet could have supported life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA scientists say tests on a Mars rock show the planet could have supported primitive life. The analysis was done by the rover Curiosity, which drilled into the rock, crushed it and tested a tiny sample. Watch video here.

03/12/2013

Caltech president to lead Saudi Arabian university

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau plans to step down from his position at the prestigious institute this year to lead a new Saudi Arabian university.

02/19/2013

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Streak buster

The big sports news comes from college baseball. The California Institute of Technology beat Pacifica 9-to-7 to end their losing streak of 228 straight.

02/05/2013

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Is “Super Quake” coming soon?

A new study raises the possibility that a major earthquake could occur along the entire length of the San Andreas Fault. KFWB‘s Pete Demitriou checked in with Penny and Phil on LA’s Morning News from […]

01/10/2013

Milky Way drawing

Study: Billions of Earth-size planets in Milky Way

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.

01/07/2013

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