Photos from Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego.
Volunteers with the nonprofit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive collect genetic samples from ancient trees and clone them in a lab to be planted in the forest. The group believes the giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on earth and that propagating them will help reverse climate change.
Sightings of cougars and coyotes around and within America’s second largest city are striking, if not completely shocking, given that they’re two of the continent’s more adaptable creatures. In findings recently shared by the National Park Service, scientists were surprised by just how close to humans the animals hunt and live.
Firefighters contended with a fire burning on the Seal Beach pier in Seal Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 20, 2016. The blaze erupted early Friday at the end of the long wooden pier southeast of Los Angeles. Smoke was pouring out of holes in the roof, much of which had collapsed. The restaurant has been closed since 2013.
Jackie Treehorn’s pad is becoming part of an art museum? “Far out,” we hear The Dude gasping. The living room that the film “The Big Lebowski” set in Malibu is, in real life, in the hills, not by the beach. Now, the convention- and gravity-defying home its part of, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple John Lautner, is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which plans to use it for fundraisers, exhibitions, conferences, and collaborations with other museums, the L.A. Times reports. In a Times column, the museum’s director called it “one of the most important houses in all of L.A.” and “one of the most L.A. houses.”
Lucha Va Voom is the mixture of elements of Lucha libre, or masked Mexican professional wrestling, with comedy and striptease. Since 2002, the company has toured the U.S. For the annual Cinco De Mayo show, they have added some more traditional Mexican elements like Folklorico dancers, mariachis, Aztec dancers, tequila, and something called tamales from outer space.
Storms and powerful waves caused by El Nino have been intensifying erosion along nearby coastal bluffs and beaches in the Pacifica, Calif., area.
El Nino storms lined up in the Pacific, promising to drench parts of the West for more than two weeks and increasing fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires. At least two more storms are expected to follow on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing as much as 3 inches of rain.