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Image: NASA's Terra satellite sees Alaskan volcanic eruption wrapped in white

When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Alaska's erupting Bogoslof Volcano the MODIS instrument aboard captured an image of a large ash plume surrounded by clouds making it appear to be wrapped in white.

County-by-county variability of bioenergy crop yields in the U.S.

Using corn and soybeans as their testing ground, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory devised methods to peer into the mechanisms that modulate crop yield variability. They used statistical models to examine how climate variability impacts yields of these popular bioenergy crops at the county level. Show More Summary

Charles Lloyd greets Trump's inauguration with cover of 'Masters of War'

Trump Inauguration Day updates: Trump to assume power, but unity remains elusive Jan. 20, 2017, 4:17 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration: Trump has not signaled that he will try to unify the country after he is sworn in Protests have already started in Washington...

On Inauguration Day, we officially become America the abnormal

To the editor: The numerous articles by political analysts and “mainstream media” about Donald Trump’s dismal popularity ratings all make the same mistake: They normalize the situation. (“The best template for Trump’s inauguration speech? Nixon’s,” Opinion, Jan. 18) Trump doesn’t care; he has already...

How will Trump's inauguration speech stack up against history?

Word from the Trump transition team is that the president-elect himself wrote the inaugural speech he’ll be delivering later today from the steps of the Capitol (and no, there’s no indication it will be the length of a tweet). Spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump intends to “talk about his vision”...

Meditation, meetings and more about what's on the agenda for California House members skipping the inauguration

Trump inauguration live updates: Protests begin ahead of the ceremony Jan. 20, 2017, 3:30 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Protesters rally in Washington, signaling a divided Inauguration Day Trump plans to move quickly on...

Federal Officials Close Tesla Autopilot Investigation, Saying There’s No Evidence of Defects

Reuters: U.S. Regulator Finds No Evidence of Defects After Tesla Death Probe U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors Inc car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided...Show More Summary

Six people found alive under avalanche that hit Italian hotel: rescuers

ROME (Reuters) - Six people have been found alive under the avalanche that hit an Italian mountain hotel almost two days ago and rescuers are working to free them from the snow, fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari said on Friday.

Thai floods harm key region for world's rubber

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (Reuters) - First came drought, then came floods. Rubber farmers in Thailand's south are counting the cost of extreme weather in the world's top growing region.

Al Gore rouses Sundance with climate film on eve of Trump induction

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Former U.S. vice president Al Gore delivered a rousing battle cry on Thursday to push climate change forward as an urgent matter for politicians on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, at the premiere of his new documentary.

Canadian army investigates mysterious Arctic noise

A strange beeping noise in the Arctic has Canadians puzzled. Is it marine mammals doing something weird? A foreign submarine? Collective hallucination?

Clippers have a tough time slowing down Karl-Anthony Towns in loss to Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-101, on Thursday night at Staples Center.  Andrew Wiggins added 27 points, including two free throws with five seconds left that helped Minnesota...

It was a strange win over the Avalanche but the Ducks will take it

Snowmageddon game, meet Glassgate. The Ducks seem to up the ante every season in terms of unusual occurrences, so it was true to form when there was a 45-minute delay in Thursday’s game because of a broken pane of glass.  The Ducks also made a minor trade and lost Jakob Silfverberg to an undisclosed...

Isaac Hamilton and UCLA are on the mark in 102-80 rout of Arizona State

Isaac Hamilton scored 33 points, hitting a career-high nine three-pointers, and No. 3 UCLA routed Arizona State, 102-80, on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion to improve to 11-0 at home.  The Bruins (19-1, 6-1 Pac-12) made 16 three-pointers and shot 60% from the field.  They led by 25 points in...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Read this before you march: a syllabus to contextualize the Women’s March on Washington  Women of color can now contribute to a developing Solange Knowles syllabus. This is one person’s emergency plan in case Donald Trump’s deportation force tries to remove him from the country, and he’s encouraging his readers to do the same.  In preparation […]

Jessica Williams gets ready to meet 'The Incredible Jessica James'

Sundance 2017 updates: 'Icarus,' a documentary about Russian doping, could light another match under U.S.-Russia relations Jan. 19, 2017, 8:56 p.m. The Sundance Film Festival is always exciting - ski slopes, film nerds and movie stars! This year the festival is being held during a Presidential...

College basketball: No. 11 Oregon loses Dillon Brooks to injury during win over Cal

Jordan Bell scored a career-high 26 points, Casey Benson had 15 on five three-pointers and No. 11 Oregon rolled to an 86-63 victory over California on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.  The Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) matched a 104-year-old school record with their 15th consecutive win, but they lost...

Did Senators Rush Through Rick Perry’s Energy Dept Hearing to Attend Corporate-Sponsored Inaugural Lunch?

Compared to many other Senate confirmation hearings for potential Cabinet members, the hearing for U.S. Energy Secretary proved much faster and less rocky for nominee and former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry.  Perry's hearing lasted about three and a half hours and included only two rounds of questioning. Show More Summary

NBA roundup: Spurs cruise past Nuggets despite Pau Gasol breaking a finger before game

San Antonio center Pau Gasol broke a finger in warmups, Coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter, but the Spurs still had no trouble in a 118-104 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Thursday night in San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added...

The L.A. Times studio kicks off at Sundance

Sundance 2017 updates: 'Icarus,' a documentary about Russian doping, could light another match under U.S.-Russia relations Jan. 19, 2017, 6:52 p.m. The Sundance Film Festival is always exciting - ski slopes, film nerds and movie stars! This year the festival is being held during a Presidential...

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