Last weekend, F Gallery opened its newest art exhibition, "Newton's Third," an art show with the running theme of Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion (you know, the one that says that if an object exerts force on another object, that second object will exert an equal and opposite reaction to tha ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>
The realities of global warming have just become a lot more local. "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region," released yesterday just as summer begins, is touted as the first study to make unique regional and city climate change predictions. The research findings by UCLA's Institute of the Env ... More >>
Now we know Mighty Mouse's snack of choice. While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, scientists at MIT made a pretty awesome discovery. Male lab mice that were fed yogurt had bigger testicles than non-yogurt-eating mice.According to Scientific American, the mice were divided into two gr ... More >>
A portrait of recently ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed
Nobel Prize-winning chemist and UC Irvine founding faculty member F. Sherwood Rowland arguably saved the world from a global catastrophe when he discovered that certain chemicals found in popular consumer products could destroy the earth's ozone layer. The pioneer passed away on Saturday in his C ... More >>
Bill Nye, where are you? When it comes to science, you're probably smarter than a fifth grader. Under intense pressure to increase English and math scores, California elementary schools are shoving out the subject almost entirely, a new study reports. Research from San Francisco-bas ... More >>
To celebrate the release of St. Vincent's much anticipated third album, Strange Mercy (4AD), the artist born to this world as Annie Clark will perform a free show at LA's Space 15 Twenty (across the street from Amoeba Music). If you buy the album at Amoeba, Fingerprints, Origami, Rhino, or V ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyTyler the Creator's new album, Goblin, is out today. To celebrate, the charismatic Odd Future frontman last night tweeted that you can get get a wristband to their show at the Troubadour tonight if you buy a copy of the album at Amoeba today.
South Coast Repertory
We told you last month about an academic in Long Beach warning about flying predators: snakes formally known as Chrysopelea paradisi to be exact. Now, another academic in Long Beach is illuminating the world about a different, much larger flying predator--and this one not only glows in the dark, ... More >>
The Grove of Anaheim
According to HuffPo, a Canadian biotech firm has applied to the US Department of Agriculture to be allowed to grow and sell genetically modified apples that resist browning when cut. The so-called "Arctic" apples have the gene that causes oxidation suppressed, using technology from an Australian ... More >>
The Show: As commonplace as punk music has become over the years, there's something incredibly esoteric about watching the genre's hardcore pioneers. Last night as several bands from punk's early days celebrated Frontier Record's 30 year anniversary, group after group connected intensely with ... More >>
Flickr User JohnBurkeThought your meal at that last restaurant tasted off? Blame the screaming baby over in the next booth. Found that the burger at the bar last night wasn't as flavorful as usual? Maybe the jukebox was too loud. According to an article (and podcast) by Scientific American, ... More >>
Opponents of marijuana legalization are trotting out cops, physicians and driving-while-impaired stats in their bid to spook California voters before November's election.However, one buzzkiller has now produced the most damning pot pooh-poohing "evidence" of all:TOXIC BLACK MOLD!!!
Parents concerned about joystick jockeys have nothing to fear. That pimple popper spending all day on the couch in his boxers playing video games has a bright college future ahead of him--if he can get into UC Irvine, that is.
An anti-tax group and a coalition of businesses quietly led by Texas oil companies have launched a signature drive for a November ballot initiative that would suspend California's pioneering law to combat global warming.Meanwhile, a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)-bankrolled measure that cons ... More >>
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Keep those Blackberries pushed up tightly against your heads, Christmas shoppers: a very large, 30-year study of just about everyone in Scandinavia shows no link between cell-phone use and brain tumors.Reuters has the skinny.The findings validate what UC Irvine medical researchers have been sayin ... More >>
Frederik Vandaele / Flickr / Creative CommonsSome people suck at driving. If you do not suck at driving, you probably dislike these people. But now you're not allowed to, according to UC Irvine scientists: After all, you can't hate someone for what they're born with.Science Daily reports th ... More >>
HEY KIDS! It's TERRI! That's right! The mascot robot for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is coming to Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific on Nov. 14. As we all know, that's "Our Planet Day" at the Aquarium.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Here's an interesting story by the LA Times about our sister paper's venerated and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, his meal of whale on a trip to South Korea, and what his brother Mark, a marine scientist and president of Heal the Bay thinks about it.
Dorothy Green: remembered Academics, government officials, business people and clean-water advocates have been meeting since Tuesday at the seventh annual Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference at the Westin Long Beach, and unless they all got swallowed up by the creatures they gawked at during free ... More >>
Apparently building a six lane, 16 mile long toll road right down the middle of an environmentally protected state park would break some hippy-dippy law from way back in the 70s, according to the eco-nazis at the California Coastal Commission via the Los Angeles Times. The commission released a 23 ... More >>
Recording company founder
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Ladies and gentlemen, the propositions!
Is It Hot in Here: A week among Republicans
Dino Quest at the Discovery Science Center
After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>
And even more fun with the Unicorns
Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet
Bad science slandered a generations favorite drug. A new study aims to undo the damage.
And the Beatles vs. the beetles
UC Irvine history prof Mike Davis cant write a damn thing without the nuts going nuts. This time, the controversys over an obscure reference to Winston Churchill.
You can sit on irony, but its hard and unyielding
Cloning Arnold Schwarzenegger
If we knew then what we know now, theres a chance Brea Olinda High School would not exist