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OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

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Yo backer launches new app

Got more on your mind than the word "Yo" conveys? A new messaging app called MIRAGE has you covered.

Team Joseph Completes First Triathlon

It was the 35th year for the San Luis Obispo Triathlon on Sunday, July 27 at Sinsheimer Park/SLO Swim Center in San Luis Obispo.

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BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website's energetic storytelling style.

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Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

Robot furniture that builds itself

Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968

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US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."

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Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

Twitter

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Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

Cuyama Solar Farm Powers Ahead

Santa Barbara County is staking a claim to solar power energy on the Central Coast.

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Team Joseph to Participate in SLO Triathlon

Cal poly students in engineering and kinesiology invented the Aquabullet, a flotation device that will allow  20-year-old Joseph Cornelius from Los Osos to  race alongside 1,000 other individuals and teams on July 27 in the San Luis Obispo Triathlon.

Apple

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Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

Environmental Headlines

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47,…

Anchovies at California beach

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm…

West Virginia residents line up for bottled water

Settlement reached in chemical spill

A settlement was reached Friday with the company at the center of a January chemical…

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Manatees may lose endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee…

Recyclable cup

Is this the green coffee cup revolution?

Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that…

NASA global selfie

NASA unveils 'global selfie' made on Earth Day

If you thought Ellen's Oscars selfie packed in a lot of people, check out NASA's…

Local Headlines

Carpinteria Crime

Carpinteria Crime Shows Downward Trend

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is reporting lower major crime figures…

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…

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Fired SMPD Officer Hearing Restarts After a Break

Early in June, an arbitration hearing  at the Santa Maria Public library  began for…

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Lightning Strike Victim Was Former SBCC Student

The man was was killed during a lightning strike at Venice Beach was identified as…

SM Elks Lodge To Appear On TV

Santa Maria Elks Lodge to appear on the Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food to show what…

What's Right

Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

Irresistible Headlines

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire in Oregon

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel slammed into a utility pole and sparked a fire…

Amazing Spider-Man 2

Cops: Times Square Spider-Man punches officer

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man is accused of punching a police officer in…

Unattended Urn Returned To Family

Unattended Urn Found at Fillmore Gas Station Returned to Family

An urn containing the ashes of a Santa Barbara woman is being returned to her family…

Fillmore Woman Find Urn at 7/11 Gas Station

A Fillmore woman is searching for the family of Coraline Nelson, after she found…

Homer Simpson tattoos record

Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer…

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