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How LACMA’s Art + Film Gala Became ‘the Met Ball of the West’

In a city studded with red carpets, the annual benefit — deftly orchestrated by Eva Chow — stands at the growing intersection of art, fashion and …

Met Gala

'Star Trek' Actor Simon Pegg Talks Space Tech with Astronaut in Orbit

In a conversation with "Star Trek" actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg, space station astronaut Kate Rubins said she feels like she's living in the …

Science Fiction

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The U.S. Navy wants to go all in on the USS Ford-class aircraft carrier program. Less than a year...<p>The world’s largest automobile market is China, …

U.S. Air Force

America isn’t using nearly as much renewable energy as Americans think

Of all the energy the US uses, how much comes from wind and solar power? Take a guess (without Googling!).<p>The average American, at least according to this new survey from communications and PR firm Makovsky, has it at 20 percent — 11 percent from solar, 9 percent from wind.<p>That is … quite wrong. In …

Renewable Energy

NASA Art Exhibit Portrays Satellite Movement With Sound

<b>WHAT:</b> NASA’s Orbit Pavilion Sound Experience, the exhibition in a new collaborative project at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, from October 29—February 27.<p><b>WHO:</b> Jet Propulsion Laboratory visual strategists Dan Goods and David Delgado, StudioKCA …

Art

Our Galactic Arm May Have a Longer Reach Than We Thought

The sun's galactic neighborhood just became a bit more significant. New research reveals that the sun's branch of the Milky Way may be several times …

Universe

A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that’s as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why

In a list of wonders in our solar system, Saturn’s hexagon ranks high. Discovered by the Voyager mission in the 1980s, it’s a cloud pattern that swirls around the north pole of the ringed planet. Each side of the hexagon is longer than the diameter of the Earth, and its total surface area (192 …

Astronomy

How 8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change Your Brain for the Better

You don't need to practice mindfulness meditation for years to see benefits.<p>For years, many entrepreneurs have been relentlessly touting the benefits of mindfulness meditation, from a younger brain to better decision-making. So why haven't you started yet?<p>Is it because you think it would be hard to …

Mindfulness

Stanford Scientist: We'll Have A Century of Medical Advances in the Next Decade

Looking Beyond Gadgets<p>Just this year alone, we’ve seen several tech companies jump into medical research. From Sean Parker’s $250-million …

Singularity

Tesla doubles the energy density of its commercial batteries

While Tesla's solar roof / Powerwall event isn't until tomorrow, the product that preceded both, its commercial... cousin, Powerpack, has been upgraded and is already shipping to companies. The company says Powerpack 2 has double the energy density than the original model, paired with a new …

The massive U.S. Internet outage demonstrates the dumb power of smart devices

The more we learn about the cyberattack that brought down much of the Internet in the United States last Friday, the more appalling it becomes.<p>Landing in three waves, the attack temporarily crippled parts of Dynamic Network Services, better known as Dyn, which connects some of the largest Web-based …

Twitter employees share last day memories on Twitter Moments

This is not one of Twitter's shining moments.<p>In attempt to cut costs, Twitter announced Thursday plans to restructure the company, which involved …

These 10 beautiful Spanish words have no equivalent in English

One of the best things about learning a new language is discovering words with no equivalent in your native tongue. After all, they end up teaching …