January 15, 2013 |
Ah, Paris. The wine, the food, the fashion, the pigs. You may know the first three, but the last? They're part of the Salon Internationale de l'Agriculture in Paris, the largest agricultural show in France. The show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will run Feb. 23-March 3 and will play host to more than 680,000 visitors. It's where town and country meet: cows, pigs, goats, sheep, 200 varieties of chickens, horses, dogs, plus a chance to sample food and wine from all over the country.
November 16, 2012 |
Stargazers, get psyched: The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Friday night and continue through the weekend. If you can find a clear, dark spot where the starry night sky is visible, you can expect to see as many as 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour. The Leonid meteor shower takes place each November as the Earth passes through a ring of rocky debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The number of shooting stars we get to see down here is determined by what part of the comet's orbit we pass through on any given year.
September 2, 2012 |
Construction has kicked off on a $63-million apartment and shopping complex near a light-rail station on the edge of downtown Culver City as developers move to capitalize on the new Expo Line. The six-story project is being built by Santa Monica-based apartment landlord NMS Properties. The development at 9901 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, across the street from Culver City, will be known as NMS@Culver City. It will house 131 units over restaurants and shops. The complex is across from the Kirk Douglas Theatre and Sony Pictures Plaza office building.
August 29, 2012 |
This view of Tropical Storm Isaac was taken early Tuesday by NASA's Suomi-NPP satellite. Researchers used the satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses light intensification for the amplification of weak signals. Isaac's clouds were illuminated by reflected moonlight. City lights can be seen through some areas of the storm. LATimesScience@gmail.com Twitter/@LATMaugh
August 14, 2012 |
Yohance Salimu, an All-City defensive lineman at Crenshaw High, had run out of options. His family had lost its apartment and was living at a homeless shelter far from school. He was taking trains and buses and staying with friends. There was no place to put his clothes, so they were starting to smell. Crenshaw football Coach Robert Garrett decided it was time to intervene. He offered Salimu six lockers at school. The catch: Salimu had to memorize six locker combinations.
May 4, 2012 |
The biggest full moon of the year Saturday (tonight) will bring the highest and lowest of tides too. And, according to NASA Science News , dogs may howl and the bright glare of moonbeams may keep you up that night. (If you don't believe me, watch the video above that explains it.) In fact, the "perigree moon," as it's known, occurs at 8:40 p.m. Pacific time when the moon in its orbit comes closest to Earth -- and only super-keen observers will be able to distinguish it from a regular full moon.