Environment / Science
The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
L.A. Audubon’s Baldwin Hills initiative nurtures conservation in Dorsey High School students, while encouraging them to cross-pollinate their research with art.
The cub is 100 days old Sunday, which is when pandas are traditionally given a name. The name Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure, was chosen by the masses, who picked between five names.
New NASA photos show the comet emerging from behind the sun smaller and dimmer, but still throwing a big light trail, after it disappeared and was thought dead.
Scripps researcher says reefs can reduce the rate of ocean acidification, but at some cost to their own health.
Space will serve up a banquet of activities on Thanksgiving, featuring a comet kissing the sun, a zero-gravity freeze-dried feast in orbit and a rocket launch attempt:
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah usually don't mix, but this year they overlap. We take a look at why they coincide this year — and why the won't again for 70,000 years.
Astronomers will turn skyward to glimpse ISON, an unusual comet from the outermost edge of our solar system that is now plunging toward the sun.
The project to expand the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass may be a headache, but it's also a rare chance to see the insides of a mountain range.
Once again, there's talk about a possible "comet of the century." Will ISON be a thriller or a dud? It's due to whiz by the sun on Thanksgiving Day.
An oil company at the heart of an investigation into noxious fumes wafting through a South L.A. spoke with KPCC after agreeing to suspend operations Friday.
Malibu is known for surf, sun, celebrities - and now maybe for toxins. Preliminary testing at Malibu High School has turned up levels of PCBs that exceed regulatory limits.
Sen. Boxer first called for this action earlier this month when she learned that residents in the community — including children —were reporting health concerns from the chemical odors.
Food safety researchers in California are trying to find out how long E. coli in raw manure spread on a field might survive on a spinach farm.
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan spoke with KPCC about her job, the organization's future, and the tricky job of balancing the agency's budget and its priorities to expand human knowledge.
Thursday's rushing waters, fed by runoff, highlight the reason that so much of the river is concrete. After devastating floods in the 1930s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed it to manage storm runoff.