It's funny how vitriolic statements appear on the comments pages of various online news sources. Funny, too, how many of the commentators come across as self-proclaimed experts, yet never reveal any legitimate qualifications, probably because they have none.
"Let nature take its course," say some when it comes to saving wildlife in trouble. This stance certainly has merit. After all, we humans constantly meddle with natural processes.
Some biologists would take this even further: Why save people? After all, More»
Since 1945, the South Coast has played host to the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, an extravaganza of floral form and fragrance. The country's oldest such exposition, the dazzling show opens this year on Friday for three days of orchid madness at Earl Warren Showgrounds.
The nonprofit Santa Barbara International Orchid Show boasts a 35,000-square-foot display area brimming with gorgeous orchids from all over the world. Each year, the singular show draws upward of 10,000 visitors from across the globe, More»
UCSB was thrilled to accept a little television exposure from ESPNU on Thursday night.
The indecent exposure it's been getting on all ESPN outlets since its nationally televised basketball game? Not so much.
The student who rushed the Thunderdome court to challenge Hawaii coach Gib Arnold has gotten more national air time than any Gaucho athlete this season.
"Dangerous online interactions could be putting your child at serious risk, and if you don't know what your child is doing online you aren't prepared to deal with the consequences."
In Part 1 of this two-part series, the reader was presented with an overview of the disturbing trend among teenagers, and younger children as well, known as sexting.
When the floor of the seabed is uplifted significantly during an earthquake, it lifts the entire column of water above it as well. When the uplifted water reaches the surface, it organizes itself into concentric or linear waves that travel across the ocean at great speed. This is like throwing a large rock into a pond, producing rings of outgoing water.
Both local and distant tsunami waves are produced. Local tsunami waves may reach the shoreline minutes after the earthquake, More»
Over past centuries and then further back in the mists of time before recorded history, there have been tales of intrepid sailors of the seven seas. But one mariner stands out as perhaps the most famous of all Popeye the Sailorman.
Popeye is a fictional cartoon character originally created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The enduring and stalwart mariner started his career 85 years ago in both comic strips and animated cartoons.
I'm wading into dangerous waters with this column, but has that ever stopped me? This column is based on a very scientific study that I've conducted by observing the lives and behavior of four of my single friends; two men and two women.
Of course this "study" is accurate but it may have a plus or minus error factor of 3 percent.
Since I remained single until I was 39, I also have some anecdotal personal evidence. But, More»
When man invented fire, he didn't say, "Hey, let's cook." He said, "Great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark."
- Steven Moffat
Once upon a time, I had a roommate who could not cook anything whatsoever without utilizing his toaster oven. I had never seen a toaster oven until I met him and to this day do not use one.
At the end of last year I realized I needed to kick my exercise program up a notch. I had hit a bit of a plateau and was ready for a unique challenge that could provide structure, the right class and accountability along with a nutrition component.
I've always been an early riser and early-morning exerciser, so I set out to find a program that could accommodate my schedule and fitness goals.