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Scientists finally know why meteors explode just before hitting Earth  -  2 hours ago
Mankind hasn’t had to deal with much in the way of deadly meteors over the years, but on the few occasions when one of the pesky space rocks does target Earth, they often self-destruct in the…

Former Facebook exec say site is 'ripping apart society'  -  2 hours ago
The comments were made by Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, to an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint  -  2 hours ago
Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.

The Killers, Weezer and other highlights from Night 2 of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday  -  2 hours ago
The second night of the annual KROQ holiday show broken down into five handy-dandy observations for your reading enjoyment.

Lilac fire: At 75 percent contained, firefighters continue their push toward putting out the blaze  -  2 hours ago
Full containment of the destructive fire is expected by Dec. 21, according to a Cal Fire statement.

How to keep latkes crispy for eight days and nights  -  3 hours ago
Moisture is the enemy of fried potatoes.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display  -  4 hours ago
This pre-Christmas display of celestial fireworks is due to reach its peak during the long, dark hours from Wednesday night (Dec. 13) into early Thursday morning (Dec. 14).

We're missing out on a better way to make flu vaccines  -  4 hours ago
It's going to be a rough flu season—and we have eggs to blame.

Scientists Go on a Mission to Save Sea Turtles  -  4 hours ago
Over the past half century, Leatherback turtle numbers have suffered a disastrous decline of almost 70%. Researchers in Panama are pulling out all the stops to save this cherished species.

Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 300-Foot Snake  -  5 hours ago
Researchers used a camera-equipped drone to discover ancient rock art, some 2,000 years old, in Venezuela, along the Orinoco River.

Russian AI Alisa wins backing of 40,000 in election run-up  -  5 hours ago
The smartphone AI assistant known as Alisa, similar to the Apple's voice-activated Siri, was created by Moscow-based technology company Yandex.

Google honors physicist Max Born with new Doodle  -  6 hours ago
Google is celebrating what would have been the 135th birthday of German physicist and mathematician Max Born with a new Doodle.

Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for 1st Time  -  6 hours ago
Our planet is "humming," and scientists are getting closer to figuring out why.

Gaze Into a 530-Million-Year-Old Eye, the Oldest Yet Discovered  -  6 hours ago
Found on an Estonian trilobite, the eye once processed 100

New Species of Extinct Marsupial Lion Deepens Their Fierce Family Tree  -  6 hours ago
The dog-sized animal adds more diversity to the history of Australia's largest predator

Nasa to make 'major' alien-hunting Kepler discovery  -  7 hours ago
Nasa scientists will be joined by a senior Google AI engineer and an expert from the University of Texas at Austin to reveal the Kepler telescope's latest planet candidate results.

Mass Grave Discovered From Gruesome 400-Year-Old Shipwreck on 'Murder Island'  -  10 hours ago
One of Australia's most bloody maritime mutinies is still turning up gruesome secrets after almost 400 years.

Bonsignore: Rams learned some bitter lessons on Sunday, and they couldn’t have come at a worse time  -  13 hours ago
The Rams had the Eagles on the ropes on multiple occasions in an epic brawl between two NFC powerhouses. Maybe not completely in control of things, but certainly within grasp. And with so many pote…

Fountain Valley has old-school holiday celebration at Gazebo in Heritage Park  -  16 hours ago
The 29th annual Christmas at the Gazebo brought old-timey fun to Heritage Park in Fountain Valley. The event, hosted by the Fountain Valley Historical Society, and this year in conjunction with the…

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