| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:02 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
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....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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,...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a cosmos filled with darkness, scientists say they’ve discovered the first elusive neutrinos to come from outside our solar system in a quarter-century.
The groundbreaking discovery made beneath the ice of Antarctica opens a whole new window...