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NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Can You Call Yourself A Bay Area Runner If You’ve Never Done The Dipsea?

I like to run. I like to run a lot! Granted at one time, I was much faster than I am today, so now I just trot along. I merely tell myself to “keep moving forward!”

02/24/2015

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Blossoms In February? Will The Early Spring Continue?

Having lived in the Bay Area for the last 19 years, I am in awe of these pink and white blossoms every Spring. But it’s NOT Springtime.

02/23/2015

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Wind Advisory With Gusts Up To 50 Mph In Effect For North, East Bay

A wind advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of the North and East Bays, especially Napa and Contra Costa counties, until 10 a.m. Monday.

02/23/2015

Goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks defends the goal as Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings and Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

How The Heck Are They Keeping The Ice Cold At Levi’s For The Sharks Game?

It’s finally here! As a Season Ticket Holder for the San Jose Sharks since 1991, I feel as I have waited for this day forever! Tomorrow (Saturday), at 7pm, the puck will drop at Levi’s Stadium for the very first NHL outdoor hockey game in Northern California History.

02/20/2015

Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year February 19, 2015 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

New Years Fireworks Could Push Beijing To Air Pollution To Measurable Limit

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. With a little over 21 million people, It is one of the most populated cities on earth. As a result, it is heavily polluted with toxic air pollution.

02/19/2015

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Why Have I Never Heard Of The ‘Black Moon’ Before?

It can be confusing and downright technical, but think of a Black Moon as one of four astronomical events which centers around a New Moon or Dark Moon.

02/18/2015

Lake Tahoe (credit: Hanna Bankston/UGC/CBS Local)

Snow In Tahoe This Weekend? There’s A Chance

There is an “inside slider” that will bring partly cloudy skies beginning Friday to the Greater Lake Tahoe area, with a CHANCE of snow showers over the weekend. Otherwise, long range computer models suggest a shot of snow on February 27 and 28.

02/17/2015

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Final King Tides Of Season To Surge Bay Area Coastline Tuesday-Thursday

The Bay Area is about to get hit with the season’s last round of high seas known as the “King Tides.”

02/17/2015

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