• Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Obama's Full Climate Denier Denouncing UCI Commencement Speech (with Reactions)

    Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    François Englert, Who Theorized "God Particle," is Chapman's Latest Nobel Prize Laureate; UC Irvine Says It Played a Role Too: Update

    See the update at the end of this post with UC Irvine disclosing it played a role in the Nobel-winning physics. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 8, 3:37 P.M.: Chapman University has another Nobel laureate: He is François Englert, a Belgian theoretical physicist and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Residence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Gets "Award" for His Climate-Change Stance from Obamaniacs

    Hip-hip, hooray, our own Surfin' Congressman is getting an award today! However, we're not sure if Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is going to accept it because Organizing for Action (OFA-OC) is presenting the Huntington Beach Republican with its "Climate Change Denier Award." Wonder if it'll be made a captu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
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    June 18, 2013

    Jason Bentley, Z-Trip and Bonobo Added to Pacific Symphony's Wavelength Festival Lineup

    Fans of EDM in Orange County, rejoice. Pacific Symphony's Wavelength Festival of Music will be heading to the OC Fair & Event Center on August 24, featuring sets by KCRW's Jason Bentley (the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic for those of you who don't know), DJ Z-Trip and Bonobo, alongside members of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    UC Irvine Scholars Make a Mega-Discovery About Mega-Galaxies

    UC Irvine-led research reveals two young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way.The revelation, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is being likened to discovering a missing link between winged dinosaurs and ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Orange County Register Wildfire Coverage Has a Huge Hole in It: Media Watchdog

    Orange County fire officials recently held a press conference to go over their strategies and, more importantly, warn the public about an ever-earlier fire season. The Orange County Register covered this, as it did Southern California's recent wildfires, but a media watchdog saw a huge hole in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    If You Think It's Hot in Santa Ana and Long Beach Now, Just Wait Until 2050

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your non-essential items of clothing.According to a new UCLA climate study, average temperatures are going to rise in Santa Ana and Long Beach by nearly four degrees.But you still have time to stock up on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    [UPDATED with Stellar Author, Contributors:] Kids of Stressed-Out Moms Age Faster: UCI Research

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 2, 5:24 P.M.: Dr. Pathik D. Wadhwa (pictured here) was lead author of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper describing UCI's research into stressed-out moms and their faster-aging children. It's a wonder Wadhwa has time to write anything given all he specializes i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Climate Scientists Turn to Making a Rap Video

    ​On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Inconvenient Truth Underlying Al Gore's Snowball Fight With Matt Drudge and Bill O'Reilly

    ​The killer snowstorms socking much of the country are providing pundits on the right all the ammunition they need to mow down poor ol' Al Gore. Mr. Inconvenient Truth was called out last week by Bill O'Reilly, who wanted to know, if global warming exists, "Why has southern New York turned into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Storm of Biblical Proportions as Likely as Big Quake

    ​Screw the "Big One": a coming storm of biblical proportions may prove to be an even greater threat to Southern California than a mega-earthquake along the dreaded San Andreas fault.So say more than 100 scientists and experts gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to create an "ARkStorm Sce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    UCI Scientists Shake Up History Channel's Megaquake 10.0, But Is 'Big One' Threat Real?

    USGS​Two UC Irvine scientists are among the experts featured in tonight's world-premiere showing of Megaquake 10.0 on the History Channel. The two-hour special is set to shake up your flat-screen at 9 p.m., but, as Fritz and Fred always say, check local listings to confirm the time.The UCI academi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    You Weren't Imagining It: This July Was One of the Coldest

    ​If you feel like Orange County's June gloom only turned into July gloomier, you're right. The OC Register reported that, according to the National Weather Service, last July "was one of the coldest on record for coastal California." Fullerton's high temperature, for example, averaged around 79 de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Poll: Californians Bullish on Green Technologies Despite Recession

    ​A recent statewide poll shows a majority of California voters support the state's landmark 2006 law that requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions and imposing fees on companies that emit these gases if most of the money collected is returned to state residents.The breakdown in the poll conducte ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Meet the Star Men

    Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Calvary Chapel to Crucify Darwin this Weekend!

    ​While Rick Warren goes around eating ice cream, the mothership Calvary Chapel campus will host a two-day conference starting Friday on the evils of Charles Darwin. Titled, appropriately enough, "Darwin was Wrong," a press release promises many lectures on the subject by scientists who "will prese ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    Astronomy at the Library

    Foothill Ranch Library

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    Astronomy Night

    Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Junior Oceanographer

    Ocean Institute

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Toll-Road Dissing NOAA Now Fights to Protect Local Steelhead

    Perhaps environmentally sensitive locals should withhold sending support to the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council and instead cut checks to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was, after all, the NOAA tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher Praised for Saying the Sky is Falling

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), shown here possibly pointing to a dangerous object in the sky, is being commended by the no doubt august Institute for Human Continuity for his "Planet X forsight" and belief that Earth's preparedness for dealing with cosmic debris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Superhero Science is Finally, Shockingly Revealed--For Free!

    If you've ever wondered if Superman really could fly, UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin has the free online course for you. (Full disclosure: That is NOT Dr. Michael Dennin shown here.) "Science from Superheroes to Global Warming," which is available here, mirrors the curriculum of U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    UC Irvine Eggheads on the March

    Twenty UC Irvine science and engineering researchers were named last week as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, representing the largest class this year of any American university or institution. Eighty-five current and former UCI faculty members have previously earn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    UCI Scientist Helps Add More Culprits to the Global Warming List

    Anyone worth Al Gore's salt knows that cars, factories and farting cows contribute to global warming, but an international study that includes the research of a UC Irvine scientist has found drought and deforestation can also help fuel the pesky phenomenon and should be included in future climate pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Wildfires Just a Sneak Preview?

    Ted Soqui shot this in Yorba Linda the weekend past. See his amazing slideshow here. Now that the fires have been contained, heroes have been identified, firefighting techniques have been blasted, causes have been zeroed in on, and our Last Action Hero Governor has likened the disaster to one of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Spacing Out

    UCI Observatory Tour

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Fire of the Century . . . of the Year

    Hellish fires now, Sahara Desert later, says UCI doom prophet Mike Davis

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Bad News With Al

    OnDVD: An Inconvenient Truth

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Baby, It's Warm Outside

    The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>

  • Web

    July 20, 2006

    Remote Hog

    Global Warming: What You Need to Know With Tom Brokaw

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Shake n' Bake

    It's been funny--not funny ha-ha--sitting here on the sidelines watching the changing global-warming debate. While the international scientific community for years has piled voluminous report atop voluminous report detailing that global warming is real, producing all sorts of climatic problems and e ... More >>

  • Features

    June 22, 2006

    June Gloom Boom

    Its getting hot in here . . . wait, no it isnt

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Burning Down the House: Al Gore lights our fire

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    Backing or Backpedaling?

    Governor Schwarzenegger took a stand on cutting greenhouse gases yesterday. His stand? Going on the commonly held theory that most readers never get beyond the headline and first paragraph of a newspaper story, unless they have some compelling interest in the story, his stand depends on what city yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Change in the air?

    This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing. NEW REPORT ON COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA, ELSEWHERE TO FIND WIDE DISPARITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES; INVESTORS WILL PUSH POOR-PERFORMING FIRMS TO SHAPE UP NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Science Friction

    UCI physics professor takes on Michael Crichton, global warming

  • Film

    June 3, 2004

    Theres Got to Be a Morning After

    The Day After Tomorrow

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Watching the Carbon Detective

    UCI prof Sue Trumbore is out to find the Missing Sink

  • Culture

    November 13, 2003

    Infinity, IYI

    David Foster Wallace stares into a mathematical abyss and lives to write about it

  • News

    November 14, 2002
  • Columns

    April 11, 2002

    Burning Bush

    The prez ignores UCI professors warnings on global warming

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Crashing Bohr

    Laguna Playhouses Copenhagen

  • Columns

    June 21, 2001
  • Columns

    April 27, 2000
  • News

    February 17, 2000


    Rohrabacher torches latest global-warming report

  • Columns

    December 23, 1999
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