Comic-Con is an Economic Monster

Geeks of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your mint-condition, plastic-wrapped first editions of “Fantastic Four” comics from the 1970s, or maybe that set of lobby cards from the “Terminator 2″ movie. The nerd universe converges on San Diego this week for the four-day Comic-Con (pictured), which opened on Thursday. About...

Steam rising from Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant

Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said on Thursday. The utility, widely known as Tepco, said the levels of radioactivity around the plant had remained unchanged and it was still looking into what triggered the...

Alien Planet’s Color Detected for the First Time

For the first time, astronomers have detected the color of a planet beyond our solar system: It’s blue, but not because there’s water on its surface. It doesn’t even have a “surface.” Instead, theĀ  color is thought to come from glassy grains of silicate in its choking atmosphere. The planet, known as HD 189733b, is a blazing hot...

After 66 Years, the Roswell UFO Incident Belongs to the Ages!!!

Sixty-six years after newspaper headlines heralded the discovery of a “flying saucer” in Roswell, N.M., the famous 1947 UFO incident is passing from the realm of eyewitness accounts into the realm of legend. That legend came to life again for the anniversary, in the form of a Google Doodle game that lightheartedly retraces the Roswell story. The...

Happy 4th of July From KTALK!!!!!!!!

The KTALK Family would like to wish you all a very Happy 4 of July Holiday!!!

Extreme Weekend Heat Wave!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A wave of record-setting, life-threatening heat is expected to blaze across the West this weekend, with temperatures in some areas projected to top 120 degrees. Death Valley, Calif., could even top 130 degrees Saturday through Monday, just below the world record high of 134 recorded there on July 10, 1913, The Weather Channel said. The cause is a high pressure...