In a stopgap measure to help struggling spring- and winter-run Chinook salmon spawn in the face of rising water temperatures and lower water levels due to climate change, state and federal wildlife officials in Northern California have begun trucking adult fish to cooler waters.
The spring- and winter-run salmon are genetically different, with ...Read more
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government joined Canada’s closest intelligence allies in banning Huawei Technologies Co. from fifth-generation wireless networks.
The Chinese state-championed telecommunications firm poses a threat to Canada’s national security, Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday, confirming an ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Facing fierce opposition from California’s powerful oil industry and trade unions, legislation to close down operations on three offshore oil rigs off the Orange County coast failed Thursday to win passage in a state Senate committee, seven months after a major spill fouled the beaches and wetlands around Huntington ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of sick and dying California brown pelicans have recently been found across the Southern California region and are now being treated at various rescue centers along the coast, officials said.
Some of these large birds — known for their distinctive oversized bills — arrive with fractures, likely hit by cars, while ...Read more
With a successful liftoff and after nearly 2 1/2 years, NASA and Boeing want to hit the target this time with their new and improved CST-100 Starliner on a redo of its uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station.
The new capsule blasted off atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Thursday at 6:54...Read more
An annual survey of the Chesapeake Bay has found the blue crab population at its lowest level since scientists began tracking the beleaguered species more than 30 years ago.
The finding is expected to set off discussions about whether to tighten restrictions on crab harvests, such as what size crabs commercial watermen can legally collect, how ...Read more
The Bartesian machine has been around for a while. Maybe it's marketing, the COVID-19 pandemic, or perhaps it just caught my attention.
Regardless, the home Bartesian cocktail maker, for those of legal drinking age, lets you experience the same ease of cocktails as pod coffee makers; the press of a button gets a bartender-quality drink mixed ...Read more
Graduation season is here again, and that means it's time to start shopping for the grad in your life. Whether they're graduating from high school or college, graduation is a huge milestone. You'll naturally want to celebrate their success with a thoughtful gift that will help usher them into their new journey.
A recent high school grad might...Read more
Grubhub’s attempts to drum up buzz for its food-delivery service by offering “free” lunch in New York didn’t exactly generate the kind of publicity the company was hoping for.
On Tuesday, the company offered New Yorkers a “free” lunch, excluding tips and fees, up to the value of $15 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The promotion was ...Read more
WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden went to Capitol Hill in October to arm-twist for his signature environmental and economic legislation, many Democrats remained hopeful the bill’s climate provisions would survive.
But Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., was worried. If the bill failed, Congress might not get another shot for years.
In public, Elon Musk’s erratic tweets have sent Twitter Inc.’s shares flailing, as traders bet that the billionaire is preparing to walk away from or re-negotiate his $44 billion takeover of the social-media company. Behind the scenes, it’s more like business as usual, as advisers on both sides plug away at the day-to-day work of closing a...Read more
Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers’ nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles.
A hack effective on the Tesla Model 3 and Y cars would allow a thief to unlock a vehicle, start it and speed away, ...Read more
A group of Democratic senators has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether identity verification company ID.me illegally misled consumers and government agencies over its use of controversial facial recognition software.
ID.me, which uses a mixture of selfies, document scans, and other methods to verify people’s identities ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Patrick Murphy saw the flashing lights come on behind him on State Route 115, and he immediately knew what it was about. He was on his way to get an estimate to fix a broken headlight, but it was the day before Thanksgiving, typically a big day for traffic enforcement. Of all the bad luck, a Pennsylvania state trooper had spotted...Read more
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a new era, with a new Captain America in Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. And that’s sparked the idea for one of the most intriguing Xbox controllers you can get.
Meet the Limited Edition Captain America controller for your Xbox console, the latest unique controller from Razer. The gaming PC company has teamed ...Read more
“Suikoden” is one of those cult Japanese role-playing game franchises that has a rabid fanbase, though it never reached the popularity of a “Final Fantasy” or “Dragon Quest.” The first three games with creator Yoshitaka Murayama at the helm were notable because of their deep world-building and a feature that lets players transfer ...Read more
Recently I helped a friend with an issue where her Windows PC “converted all of her PDFs into Google Chrome files.”
That’s how she worded the problem.
PDFs on her PC that previously had an Adobe Acrobat icon now showed Google Chrome icons, and double-clicking on them opened the files in Chrome.
I’ve seen this exact issue before, so ...Read more
WASHINGTON — An effort to add bipartisan tax incentives for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing to a larger economic competitiveness package is running into divisions among House Republicans.
The top-ranking GOP member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, is among those who believe giving tax breaks to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — When Christopher Tubbs joined an ambitious multinational effort to save California condors from the brink of extinction, he knew the odds of success were long.
There were wind turbines that could strike the giant birds and lead bullet fragments in hunted animals that could sicken and kill.
But Tubbs, who studies hormone-...Read more
Elon Musk declared he won’t proceed with his $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. unless the social media giant can prove bots make up fewer than 5% of its users, casting yet more uncertainty over the deal.
The billionaire tweeted “this deal cannot move forward” unless Twitter provides proof of its claims, reiterating his own view that ...Read more
- Boeing's Starliner launches from Cape Canaveral on mission to play catch-up to SpaceX
- Chesapeake blue crab abundance falls to lowest level since scientists began tracking the population in 1990
- Growing number of sick and dying California brown pelicans worries animal experts
- California lawmakers kill plans to ban oil drilling in state-controlled waters
- Grubhub customers learn there's no such thing as a free lunch after all