Environment / Science
State wildlife officials are trying to learn how two endangered California Condors died after their bodies were found last month in water tanks used by firefighters in California's Central Valley.
After riding from Earth to the International Space Station aboard a Russian rocket, two Russian astronauts took the torch with them on a space walk, marking an Olympic first.
Residents near the facility say they're suffering headaches, respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds from fumes they claim are a byproduct of the oil pumping.
Lead is the leading cause of death in adult and juvenile California condors. Severe cases of poisoning can lead to "crop stasis," when a condor's stomach stops moving food.
Most meteors are created by debris left by comets and asteroids. They can produce impressive light shows that give scientists clues about what they are made of.
A fireball seen by witnesses from Santa Barbara to San Diego was most likely part of the South Taurids meteor shower. Did you see it? Let us know.
How do you map something you can't see? That's the question geologists are facing as they try to pin-point the location of a major earthquake fault in Hollywood.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station.
India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, hoping to become only the fourth space program to reach the Red Planet — and on about one-tenth the budget.
About 22 percent of sun-like stars in our galaxy may have planets orbiting them that are about the size of Earth and bathed in similar amounts of sunlight.
The United Nations thinks an international consortium of space programs need to get together in an effort to stop small — but potentially still dangerous — asteroids from hitting Earth.
The landfill contains about 130 million tons of solid waste, leaving behind a legacy that is visible from the 60 Freeway.
L.A.'s Department of Water and Power has employed thousands of workers who have called the Owens Valley home. That's helped shaped the community’s sensibility as much as neighbors' skepticism of L.A.’s thirst.
Dr. Curtis Eng says it is scary to see so many sick birds, but two of the condors are recovering and one remains in critical condition. Vets say 18 were mildly ill.
The black bears in the San Gabriel Mountains are descendants of 11 bears deported from Yosemite in the 1930s — reportedly because they were "troublemakers." But does the story check out?
With a changing climate, more storms — and more damage — are likely on the way. A geologist argues it's time to rethink the strategy of rebuilding coastlines after hurricanes devastate them.