| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The search for the Higgs Boson Particle was kinda like the search for the Holy Grail, but kinda not like it.
The Higgs Boson is the holy grail of physics, that elusive little puppy commonly known as the God Particle. It used to exist only in theory,...
| Jul 12, 2012
First came the God particle, the Higgs boson. Then came "Ice Age" (2002). Then, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006). Then "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009). And now arrives "Ice Age: Continental Drift," informally known as "Ice Age 4," also known as a...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies.
His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:40 PM
How do you write Lin's Bin?
Lin's Bin starts with a question.
Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts?
Where does the time go?
Why are teenagers so cranky?
The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Question: Reportedly, scientists in Switzerland have announced the key discovery to authenticate the theory of all matter: the "God Particle." New discoveries, in turn, create new analysis of the intelligent design of creation, and so the wheel of science...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:31 PM
You'll notice something when you first pick up "The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science."
The book has some heft to it. And it has the look and feel of a book you might have stowed in your high school locker....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
PARIS (AP) — New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos — how it began, what...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- There's no shortage of grizzled veterans at South by Southwest this year, from Depeche Mode to Iggy and the Stooges to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the last of whom opened NPR Music's jam-packed showcase Wednesday night at Stubb's. For a...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:15 AM
We did some good work last night, Austin. The breakfast taco for dinner was a nice touch.
And then there was some music. On the first night, I like to hit the sack having checked off a bunch of boxes, wake up feeling liberated of the FOMO that is...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
For the last several albums – “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” with the Bad Seeds in 2008, and two Grinderman releases – Nick Cave has been in room-wrecking mode. The music brimmed with mayhem, misadventure and ink-...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:33 PM
With screenwriting and film-scoring credits on "Lawless" and "West of Memphis," respectively, Nick Cave has spent much of 2012 focusing on his career in movies.
Next year, though, the Australian polymath will return to rock with a new studio album by...