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Astronauts’ Newest Health Concern: Herpes

March 19, 2019 |

Astronauts who “boldly go where no man has gone before,” as William Shatner’s Captain Kirk once put it , likely anticipate their body will undergo certain changes while in space. But how many have guessed they might see a herpes flare-up? New research from NASA shows that the more time space…

Newest 2020 Candidate Made His Fortune in Craft Beer

March 4, 2019 |

Every new week seems to bring a new Democratic candidate into the 2020 race, and Monday’s entrant is John Hickenlooper. The former governor of Colorado, 67, served two terms, the last ending in January. He also served as mayor of Denver. He eschews attack ads and is seen as a…

One of the World’s Newest Islands Has a Mystery

February 7, 2019 |

An underwater volcano burped up a land mass near Tonga about four years ago, and NASA researchers who visited the new island for the first time got a surprise. The South Pacific island informally called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai has “very sticky” clay mud, says scientist Dan Slayback in a NASA…

What you need to know about Clean Power Alliance, SoCal’s newest electric company

February 3, 2019 |

Southern California Edison has been the region’s dominant electric utility for more than a century. But for nearly 1 million homes across the Southland, the days of Edison’s monopoly are ending.

Clean Power Alliance is becoming the default energy provider this month for residents of 29 cities,…

L.A. Times – Business

The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor, is as much an experiment as a ship-killer

January 26, 2019 |

With slick sides and sharp angles, the Michael Monsoor and its sister ship Zumwalt cut a distinct silhouette along the waters of San Diego.

Unlike a nearby aircraft carrier whose radar juts into the air, the Monsoor’s composite material deckhouse is polygonal and covered with material that can…

L.A. Times – Business

Ford’s newest models won’t just run on hot air

December 29, 2018 |

Technology investors like company CEOs to sound farsighted and a little quixotic. Gnomic statements are interpreted as a sign of rare and profound wisdom that some day will deliver vast riches for the true believers. Sadly for Ford Motor Co. boss Jim Hackett, shareholders in the car industry aren’t…

L.A. Times – Business

French Territory Could Become Newest Country

November 2, 2018 |

New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, is preparing for an independence referendum—the last step in a three-decades-long decolonization effort. Sunday’s vote is key to settling tensions between the native Kanaks, who once suffered from strict segregation policies, and descendants of European colonizers. It is also a…

Meet the World’s Newest Ugliest Dog

June 24, 2018 |

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, but only after a judge asked her owner, “That tongue is real?” Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, Calif., reports the AP . The dog’s owner, Megan Brainard of…

Introducing North Macedonia, Europe’s Newest Nation

June 17, 2018 |

Macedonia will rename itself “North Macedonia” as part of a landmark agreement with Greece aimed at ending a 27-year-old dispute between the two countries. What’s News Europe