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hoodwinker sunfish

Massive alien fish washes ashore in California

March 2nd, 2019

It was only a couple of years ago that scientists finally confirmed the existence of a new, huge species of saltwater fish called the Hoodwinker Sunfish. The fish, which was named in honor of its remarkable ability to remain undocumented for so long, is one of a handful of large sunfish species. Now, one such …

Horse Wildfire

Horse saves itself from California wildfire by falling into a pool

November 14th, 2018

The wildfire raging in California known as the Camp Fire completely destroyed the town of Paradise, claiming businesses, homes, and lives, but at least one creature managed to save itself from the inferno, even if it was a complete accident. Posted by Paradise resident Jeff Hill, this friendly horse was found stuck in a residential …

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Here’s how NASA is helping deal with the California wildfires

November 13th, 2018

NASA spends plenty of time peering into space, but the agency’s high-powered tools can also provide some serious help to us here on Earth. With deadly wildfires raging out of control in California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using satellites to map the progress of the various blazes, giving disaster management officials vital info in …

camp fire video

Incredible video shows driver attempting to escape hellish California wildfire

November 9th, 2018

Earlier this year, wildfires raged through huge portions of California, claiming homes, businesses, and lives in the process. Those fires were eventually contained, but a new inferno which sparked up in Plumas National Forest this week has devastated tens of thousands of acres already, and it’s turned the town of Paradise, California, into a hellscape. …

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch gave California residents another scare

October 8th, 2018

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space Sunday evening, ferrying a satellite into orbit and then successfully landing its rocket back down on land for later reuse. Any rocket launch is exciting, but SpaceX’s Falcon 9 has completed so many missions at this point that yet another satellite delivery is easy to overlook. Overlooking …

California net neutrality bill news, lobbying

Big telecom is lobbying against California’s net neutrality bill with the dumbest possible strategy

August 28th, 2018

California is currently moving at speed to pass a state-wide net neutrality bill that would give the state’s residents some of the strongest protections in the country. Naturally, telecoms companies are running scared: The CTIA, one of the telecoms industry’s key lobbyists, described the bill as a “flawed and consumer unfriendly approach” in a recent statement, and …