• Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    As Quake Aftershock Wakes Up La Habrans, USGS Warns of Phony "Big One" Letter

    As aftershocks continue to spook folks in Greater La Habra--a magnitude 2.8 shaker centered a mile south of the city woke some folks up at 6:02 this morning--the U.S. Geological Survey is warning Southern Californians about a fake alert that went out on the agency's letterhead about a Big One coming ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014

    "Evolution and Climate Change"

    Argyros Forum Room #202, Chapman University

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Chapman University School and Institute are Nos. 1-2 in Experimental Economics Rankings

    If you'd asked me which is the best school of economics in the country, I would have guessed the University of Chicago only because I'm a big fan of the Freakonomics podcast and professor Steven Levitt. Turns out the University of Chicago is also huge when it comes to experimental economics, althou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Coastal Commission Raised Questions of Poseidon Honesty Years Ago

    Poseidon Resources Inc., the company hoping to build a $1 billion desalination plant on Huntington Beach Shores, left out vital information when applying for a permit for its Carlsbad facility in 2007. That's according to California Coastal Commission (CCC) documents obtained by the Weekly which say ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013

    Dinosaur Petting Zoo

    Carpenter Center

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Climate Change Strategies Not Working Quickly Enough: UCI's Steve Davis and Fellow Scientists

    UC Irvine Earth system scientist Steven J. Davis has an inconvenient truth he'd like to share: we have to make "a fundamental and disruptive overhaul of the global energy system" to eradicate harmful carbon dioxide emissions right now. A paper in tomorrow's Environmental Research Letters by Davis a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Gary DeLong, Climate Change Denying Hopeful for Congress, Logrolled by Bill Clinton at UCI

    Last night's The Colbert Report featured another partisan logrolling clip that makes that Comedy Central program and The Daily Show so priceless, with a Fox News pundit-blonde and anchors Brit Hume and Chris Wallace repeating that day's GOP talking point: that Mitt Romney appeared to be a "plausible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    As Orange County Register Denies Climate Change, Media Matters for America Burns

    We here at the World Weekly HQ have our platters full when it comes to passing along racism, immigrant bashing and let-them-eat-caking in the pages (virtual and otherwise) of the Orange County Register. So, it's been up to Media Matters for America, a progressive national watchdog, to chronicle the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    DNA May Explain Why Some People Are Nice and Others Are Assholes, Co-UCI Study Suggests

    If some punk just cut in front of you in the Starbucks line and then told a kid that Santa's not real and snarled at a puppy, you may want to have some compassion.   He may not have niceness in his genes.Researchers at UC Irvine and the University at Buffalo have found that DNA can he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Orange County Register Columnist Committed Libel, Climate Scientist Says

    ​A climate scientist has fired back at an Orange County Register columnist who suggested he could be at the center of another ClimateGate.Michael Mann, director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, Tweeted that a March 2 Orange Punch blog post by Mark Landsbaum--in which the columnist wr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011

    Binary Star

    House of Blues

  • Culture

    December 1, 2011

    'Louis Slotin Sonata' Has Its 19th Nuclear Breakdown

    Bizarre and all over the place, Cal Rep's latest is still a (atom) smash

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Goold's Gold Exposes an Inconvenient Truth About Global-Warming Opportunities

    ​In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore told you about the consequences from global warming.In Goold's Gold, Jonathan Goold tells you about the opportunities from global warming.You can see the documentary, which was directed and produced by Orange Coast College English instructor Tucker Capps, for fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    UC Irvine Cosmologist to Co-Host National Geographic TV Special

    UC Irvine Communications​In the vast mix of travel guides, the Milky Way always gets the shaft. What's new in the cosmos? What's the latest on those supermassive black holes? (Still dark, we presume.)

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Thank you, Global Warming: UCI-Led Study Shows Sea Levels Steadily Rising

    ​Frequent and extreme storms tied to global warming are causing more freshwater to flow into the Earth's oceans and sea levels to rise, concludes a team of researchers led by Jay Famiglietti, a UC Irvine Earth system science professor."All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world's oceans fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    How to Predict an Earthquake with a Doughnut

    ​There is a sweet new way to predict earthquakes and it's making waves throughout Southern California. Many scientists believe that predicting earthquakes is still impossible, but the Mogi Doughnut seems more credible than the Quake Quack's theory. Colorful charts do not a seismologist make. Acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Is "Quake Quack" Behind Bold Prediction of a Significant SoCal Shaker This Week?​Twitter is all a-twitter with the revelation that a big earthquake will hit Southern California some time today through Friday, but those freaking out likely have no idea that the source of the ground-shaking news has been labeled a "Quake Quack."Luke Thomas has for years made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Film Curator Brings Trashy Ocean Issue Home With Tonight's "Kaisei" Screening

    It's not often that a film series curator gets to present a motion picture she was intimately involved with the making of, but Keiko Beatie will do so tonight when the Laguna Beach Film Society presents Kaisei: Journey Into The Plastic Vortex.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    New UCI Research Will Have You Looking at Earthquakes and Lawns Differently

    UC Irvine researchers have discovered new ways to look at earthquakes and your front lawn. No, not how shakers rip up your green playground. We're talking one study that dispels notions about how experts estimate the potential for the next so-called "Big One," and a second that disproves the idea th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    New Study: Nearly Half of Fast Food Soda Fountains Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

    The Upstairs Room @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​Not that I need to raise more alarms about food safety. We already have mercury in our sushi, unsafe airport food, and E-coli outbreaks which happen too often. We could go on for hours on the subject. But this one news item? Well, it's disturbin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Global Warming Activists as Inescapable as Global Warming this Weekend

    ​Last week, we posted about the Global Climate Change Day of Action event taking place at Irvine Regional Park tomorrow. There'll be bells tolling, bikes biking, and a bunch of people forming a "350" for an aerial camera.But there are a bunch more of these shindigs tomorrow all over the world, inc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
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    June 12, 2009

    Global Warming Denier Rohrabacher Froths On

    Photo by Jack GouldRohrabacher, frothing in November.The way Scott Harper begins his story proves that he had correctly identified the speaker he was covering."U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was in a froth . . ." Anyone who has witnessed the Mouth That Rohrabachered whip up the party faithful at GOP ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Vespas Bring Musicians, Global Warming Message to Sutra

    Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Obama's Expected Lift on Stem-Cell Ban Cheered at UCI

    President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday rolling back restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, fulfilling a campaign promise and repealing one of the most bone-headed stances taken by his predecessor, George W. Bush.News of Obama's expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Feds Kill Foothill-South Toll Road Proposal. Now What? Punt?

    UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Surf punks

    Social Distortion, the Adolescents and even bubblegummy Blink-182 are among the bands whose scheduled UC Irvine shows were canceled at the last minute over the years because fraighty cat campus security fretted onslaughts of scary, leather-clad, facially pincushioned punk rockers. A quick glance at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Fossil Fuel

    A Dinosaur Book 
of World Records

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Earth Invaders

    Let's Celebrate Earth Day!

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Burning Up

    You're Getting Warmer

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Crabs Gone The Way Of The Dodo?

    Thanks to the ever-popular Brazilian bikini wax, crabs (public lice) are quite possibly the next critters to make it to the endangered species list. The Brazilian wax removes most or all of the hair from a woman’s, um, southern region. Since crabs need hair to survive, pubic enemy number one has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Beirut In-store at Amoeba Tonight (Free)

    Much-hyped Euro-folk reviver Beirut plays a free show tonight at the Hollywood Amoeba Records at 6:30 p.m. He'll be supporting his new album The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing), which OC Weekly reviewed here. Amoeba is located at 6400 Sunset Blvd. (323-245-6400). In the meantime, enjoy this video of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Total Eclispe of the Hearrrt! Er, Moon.

    Did anyone stay awake all through night to witness the total lunar eclipse? Not me. But for some reason I awoke at 5:20 a.m. and trudged to my backyard, half asleep to capture this grainy image. The tail end of a magnificent display of nature... If you get nerdy for this kind of thing the way I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Irvine Starbucks Climate Crisis Discussion Today

    Just came over the wire: At 2 p.m. today, the Starbucks Coffee at 3995 Alton Pkwy. in Irvine is hosting a "National Day of Discussion" on the issue of "climate crisis" in support of a new Paramount/National Geographic-sponsored film, Arctic Tale. Filmmakers Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson, as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2006

    Your Little Round Belly (Bacteria edition)

    Stumbling out of a holiday food haze? Feeling fat? Wondering what separates you and your good intentions about your waistline from those who seem perpetually and effortlessly svelte? Well, maybe-- just maybe-- it's less your inability to resist Christmas cookies and your little used gym membersh ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 23, 2006

    'Devo Mixed With Seventh Grade'

    Single Cell debunks black holes

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Smart Kids, Not So Smart Adults, and DNA for Dinner

    The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, "School-age children from Spanish-speaking households in San Diego County and throughout California are gaining English fluency at record rates". While this is excellent news, the news for adults is a little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Popcorn and Greenhouse Gases (non Al Gore edition)

    Hot on the heels of last night's Orange County Film Society's premier of Chris Paine's Who Killed the Electric Car?– a documentary that makes the "compelling case: that oil companies, automakers, lawmakers, consumers and the media killed a workable solution to air pollution, global warming, so ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • News

    November 27, 2003

    The Darkish Side

    UCIs Observatory No, really

  • Culture

    January 23, 2003
  • Culture

    June 20, 2002
  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Gunk Science

    Ocean study says . . . nothing

  • Features

    September 20, 2001


    A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Christine Todd Witless

    Bushs EPA pick has much to learn

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000
  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Cancer Politics

    Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!

  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Approaching His Limits

    Numbers, failure and Josh Kornbluth

  • Culture

    February 25, 1999

    Frankly Speaking

    Everyone's favorite 8-foot monster prowls the stage

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