Story | Jun 3, 2011 | 3:31 PM
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Story | Oct 4, 2011 | 3:34 PMTuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess and his colleagues, Saul Perlmutter of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and Brian P. Schmidt of the Australian National University in Australia, deduced the astonishing hypothesis that our universe is being violently blown apart by an immensely powerful, previously unsuspected force. This force, so-called dark energy, apparently makes up 70 percent of everything in the cosmos, yet its origins remain shrouded in mystery.
Story | Nov 18, 2011 | 6:00 AM
America is a product of the Age of Reason. Our founders used their rational powers to free us from the ignorance and superstition that shackled less enlightened societies. For over two centuries, we have assumed that the Age of Reason was here to stay,...
Story | Dec 31, 2011
Story | Dec 27, 2011 | 7:53 AM