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These 13 Innovations Changed the World—and They All Originated in L.A.

From fast food and gangster rap to skateboarding and the internet, these origin stories are set in SoCal
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A Forgotten Pasadena Rocket Scientist and Occultist Inspired a New TV Show

Strange Angel chronicles the life of Jack Parsons, a man caught between science and the occult

Catch a Glimpse of the First-Ever Planetary Mission to Launch From the West Coast

NASA is going from California to Mars, and it may be worth getting up early to check it out

Your Once-a-Year Chance to Go Inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Is Here

It’s one of the hottest tickets in the universe

How Southern California Became a Place Where Science and Sci-Fi Collided

A new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History reveals a culture steeped in visions of the future

Really Though, A Major L.A. Earthquake Is Almost Certainly On the Way

A recent study from Jet Propulsion Laboratory has calculated the odds—and they are definitely not in our favor

Optimism, the Future, and Why I Loved The Martian

Watching Matt Damon’s character "science the shit" out of his limited resources made me think more about drought than any ad campaign ever could