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  • Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide

    Ian Barbour dies at 90; academic who bridged science-religion divide
    For Ian Barbour, the deadly possibilities of the Atomic Age raised questions that science couldn't answer — a perplexing situation for a young physicist after World War II. He responded to the challenge in an unusual way: After completing his...
  • 'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

     'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing
    Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...
  • Study to test California's kelp forests for radioactive contamination

    Study to test California's kelp forests for radioactive contamination
    The canopies of kelp undulating in the surges off the coast of California camouflage a complex ecosystem of sharks, rock fish, crabs, urchins and anemones that blossom like colorful flowers on the forest floor. Now, Steven L. Manley, a biology professor...
  • Norton Oil closure strands customers

    Norton Oil closure strands customers
    Harold Kirkhuff of Bethlehem should have come out ahead in the annual gamble to get the best price on heating oil. He prepaid for oil over the summer, locking in 2,000 gallons at $3.09 a gallon. With the price now upward of $3.50 a gallon, Kirkhuff...
  • Reviews: 'Robert Oppenheimer' by Ray Monk and 'An Atomic Love Story' by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus

    Reviews: 'Robert Oppenheimer' by Ray Monk and 'An Atomic Love Story' by Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus
    Robert Oppenheimer, the so-called father of the atomic bomb and one of the most brilliant physicists never to have won a Nobel Prize, has inspired legions of biographers and memoirists. And for good reason: He was a polymath of enormous gifts and charm....
  • 'Wanted,' 'Low,' 'Love' Bow at Baja

    LOS CABOS - Three awaited Mexican movies - "Mexico's Most Wanted," "Flying Low" and "Natural Philosophy of Love" - all world preem at the 2nd Baja International Film Festival whose Hollywood industry presence underscores that the U.S. is at least...
  • Bellamy Young gives 'Scandal' first lady an edge

    Bellamy Young gives 'Scandal' first lady an edge
    So much happens in one episode of ABC's hit drama "Scandal," it's hard to point a finger at one actor and say "scene-stealer." Yet Bellamy Young has been something of a thief this season. Born and raised in North Carolina and educated at Yale and Oxford,...
  • Review: Dogged pursuit of tragedy's truth in 'Challenger Disaster'

    Getting a dual American premiere Saturday, via Discovery and Science Channel, "The Challenger Disaster" is a BBC-made TV movie about physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) and the investigation into the causes of the 1986 space shuttle explosion. It...
  • Physics becomes entertainment at Fermilab

    Physics becomes entertainment at Fermilab
    Give five physicists 10 minutes to talk about their research as if they were a detective, Elvis or Stephen Colbert and you might regret sleeping through high school physics class all those years ago. At the second annual Physics Slam last month, five...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won. Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
  • D303 may drop Physics Honors to align with AP Physics revisions

     D303 may drop Physics Honors to align with AP Physics revisions
    High school students in St. Charles schools may no longer have the option to take Physics Honors next year as District 303 moves to align itself with changes to the Advanced Placement program. At a Learning & Teaching Committee meeting Monday,...
  • 28 neutrinos from outside the solar system open new era in astronomy

    28 neutrinos from outside the solar system open new era in astronomy
    In a cosmos filled with darkness, scientists say they’ve discovered the first elusive neutrinos to come fromĀ  outside our solar system in a quarter-century. The groundbreaking discovery made beneath the ice of Antarctica opens a whole new window...