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1927 Verdugo Hills brush fire

In early December 1927, brush fires erupted in several Southern California communities; the most destructive one started in Crescenta Valley. Both sides of the Verdugo Mountain range burned, threatening Burbank and Glendale. Scores of cabins and houses burned in Sunset Canyon.<p>An article in the Dec. …

California

Magistrate pays destitute asylum seeker’s court fine, quits over suspension to speak out

A senior magistrate who attempted to pay £40 towards a destitute asylum seeker’s court fine has resigned from his position after being suspended by authorities for the act of kindness.<p>Nigel Allcoat, who has been a magistrate for 15 years, expressed deep despair at growing fines and costs the state …

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. Getting a little fitness routine in, however, can help give you a boost of energy.<p>Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing …

Why New Horizons' closest approach to Pluto will be just 8 minutes long

For 9-1/2 years,<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sped through space at more than 30,000 mph on a one-way trip to Pluto. But when it finally gets to its distant destination, it has no plans to slow down.<p>"We are just flying by, so the spacecraft does not go into orbit," said New Horizons principal …

Solar System

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

First Photographs Emerge of New Pacific Island off Tonga

Tonga

SMILE

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement