There was a magnitude 2.6 earthquake that shook Brea this morning that would not be worth mentioning were it not for this: There was a 3.0 shaker that hit Brea Thursday. Indeed, the earlier event seemed so minor at the time I did not bother posting on it. The shallow temblor (depth: 0.6 miles) was r ... More >>
Physicists Daniel Whiteson of UC Irvine and Michael Mulhearn of UC Davis swear they are not--in the words of the late, great Frank Zappa--jiving us with their cosmik debris, claiming to have designed an app to turn the global network of smartphones into a planet-sized cosmic ray detector.
[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.
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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 >>
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!!!
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.
Of course, by 'mainstream' I mean that celebrities are now endorsing the campaign. Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney today launched a new website, Meat Free Monday, which encourages everyone to, yes, you guessed it, give up meat on Mondays. Other famous names weighing in include Kevin Spacey, Sheryl C ... More >>
Research headed by UC Irvine science superstar Francisco Ayala that found the brains of the two sexes react differently to beauty also may help explain why women can't read maps and men can't see what's right under their noses.Ayala -- the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & ... More >>
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
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
Scientists testing/messing with dolphins at Disney EPCOT have taught them to sing the Batman theme song: "The dolphin was reinforced for producing a specific rhythm to a specific object," says Harley. "For example, when we presented him with a Batman doll, he received a fish for producing a specif ... More >>
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Ladies and gentlemen, the propositions!
A conversation with OCs most elusive expert on race mixing
Is It Hot in Here: A week among Republicans
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 >>
Intimacy on the primate family tree
UC Irvine math professor counts on fairer elections
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
From global foolishness to microimperialism, the rich own you. And you like it that way
Study shows sun, wind, geothermal power would solve 'crisis'
Cloning Arnold Schwarzenegger
If we knew then what we know now, theres a chance Brea Olinda High School would not exist
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