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UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology

Eighty female high school students from low-income, underserved schools in Los Angeles will visit UCLA Tuesday for the first-ever “Empower Her: STEMDAY”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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Retired Marine Receives Cutting Edge Bionic Hand After Amputation: ‘It’s Like I Have A Hand Again’

What once seemed like science fiction is now a reality that is helping a wounded former U.S. Marine change his life.

05/20/2014

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Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor

In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future.

02/03/2014

In this handout illustration made available on December 5, 2011 by NASA, the Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star is digitally illustrated. For the first time NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed a planet to orbit in a star's habitable zone; the region around a star, where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist. The planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habit. Clouds could exist in this earth's atmosphere, as the artist's interpretive illustration depicts. (credit: Ames/JPL-Caltech/NASA via Getty Images)

JPL: NASA’s Kepler Telescope Spots 237 Confirmed ‘Exo-Planets’ Showing Similarities To Earth

One of NASA’s orbiting telescopes, tasked with identifying planets similar to Earth outside the Milky Way, is reporting promising results.

01/06/2014

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5 Students Hurt In Science-Related Blast At Watts High School

Five students at a Watts high school were injured Tuesday after an apparent school science experiment went awry, authorities said.

12/03/2013

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Calif. Seeks To Shelve Current Standardized Tests

California education officials proposed Wednesday to immediately do away with the standardized reading, math and social science tests used to measure student learning and school performance since the late 1990s.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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Revenge Of The Nerds! Caltech Holds Annual Ditch Day

It’s one of Caltech’s oldest traditions: Ditch Day.

05/24/2013

Andrew Hanna, who works for NASA, holds up his 17-month-old son Aaron during the space shuttle Endeavour exhibit grand opening ceremony at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cheap In LA: California Science Center

Wide-eyed and amazed visitors of the California Science Center come from all over to get an up-close and personal look at one of man’s engineering marvels: the Endeavour.

05/17/2013

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Educator Sees I.T. As The Next Leading Job Sector In Los Angeles

Dr. Gustavo Vejarano works with his students to develop cutting-edge technologies in Los Angeles.

05/13/2013

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Fire Behavior Analysts Fight Fire With Science

There’s a group of Southland firefighters who fight the flames behind the scenes — with science.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2012

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See Space Shuttle Endeavour Now That It Stopped Moving

An exhibition that launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour into a long-range educational program to inspire future generations of explorers starts October 30, 2012. Endeavour was built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger – it […]

CBS Los Angeles–10/29/2012

The temporary home of NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour is seen after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Jeffrey Rudolph, the president of the California Science Center and Inglewood Mayor James Butt Jr., unveiled the road trip plans after the space shuttle travels form Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center during a news conference August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Crews Begin Removing Hundreds Of Trees To Clear Path For Endeavour

South L.A. residents were upset as the city began to chop down over 400 trees ahead of the scheduled arrival of the Endeavour space shuttle.

09/04/2012

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Celebrate Bubbles at Bubblefest

The combination of staged spectacle, interactive science, and yummy vittles – not to mention a virtual metric ton of bubbles – makes Bubblefest XVI an event where it is easy for you to feel some […]

CBS Los Angeles–04/03/2012

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Guide to the Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is a wonderful destination for sight-seeing, vista-viewing, and educational day trips.

CBS Los Angeles–09/27/2011

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Dry Ice Lake Suggests Mars Once Had A ‘Dust Bowl’

If you think Mars is a hostile place now, it was harsher 600,000 years ago.

04/21/2011

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