Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter

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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

NASA's Orion completes first test flight

NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!

2015 Grammy nominations announced

It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.

Saving Starry Kitchen's balls

Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.

Exploring the limits of human performance

Usain Bolt, Ueli Steck, Alberto Contador - are all athletes that have redefined what humans can do in sport, but how much better can we perform, as humans?

Brooke Shields opens up about her late mother, Teri

Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.

Bugs eat a lot of the trash that we throw on the ground

Scientists studied just how much food bugs eat within a small area of New York City and they found that it could be the equivalent of 600k potato chips per year.

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tears for Fears reissue "Songs from the Big Chair"

Tears for Fears founders Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith talk with Tess Vigeland about their career, creating "Songs from the Big Chair" and what's next for them.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Azealia Banks, Prhyme and more

Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang join A Martinez to talk about their favorite recent releases, including music from Azealia Banks, Prhyme, Pace Cadets and more.

App Chat: Getting pampered... on demand!

Sometimes you just need some pampering. This week Take Two takes a look at a few on demand apps that want to make your life a little easier.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Nick Jonas, TV on the Radio and more

Music journalists Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join A Martinez in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment.

Apple heads to court to battle antitrust case

Apple heads to court to face the music this week. A federal lawsuit dating back almost a decade questions the tech giant's past dominance in the download market.

On The Lot: Bill Cosby's future, 'Dumb and Dumber to' and more

Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.