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  • Rapture or not, there's still work to do

    Rapture or not, there's still work to do
    We were waiting for the end of the world/Waiting for the end of the world/ Waiting for the end of the world/Dear Lord I sincerely hope you're coming/Cause you really started something. Elvis Costello There's nothing worse for a columnist than to...
  • Rising Temperatures May Have Negative Impact on Beer

    Rising Temperatures May Have Negative Impact on Beer
    Even if you don't care about saving the environment, at least think about saving the beer! Global warming's rise in heat may effect the ability to produce your favorite brew. No word on the effects it might have for bathtub gin though. David Letterman...
  • "The Black Hole War," by Leonard Susskind

    In a packed lecture hall at Columbia University in 1958—or so the story goes—eminent physicist Wolfgang Pauli was presenting a radical new theory. In the audience was Niels Bohr, another eminent physicist, who, at lecture's end, stood up and...
  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 is fast to adjust to surroundings

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 is fast to adjust to surroundings
    I'VE never gone so fast on a motorcycle. My top speed: 163 mph. Actually, my top speed wasn't really mine. It was AMA racer Chris Ulrich's. I was just hitching a ride at the tail end of a track day to see what the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 can do in a pro'...
  • 'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver

    'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver
    So Much for That A Novel Lionel Shriver Harper: 438 pp., $25.99 Toward the end of her gleefully mutinous new novel, "So Much for That," Lionel Shriver reveals the provenance of her beleaguered protagonist's name, Shep Knacker. In bygone England, a...
  • 'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom' by Graham Farmelo

    'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom' by Graham Farmelo
    The Strangest Man The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom Graham Farmelo Basic Books: 540 pp., $29.95 It's hard to imagine a more formidable subject for a biographer. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902-84) was a pioneer of quantum theory in...
  • Faith and Belief: Richard Dawkins evolves his arguments

    Faith and Belief: Richard Dawkins evolves his arguments
    Richard Dawkins, best known as the author of "The Selfish Gene" (1976) and "The God Delusion" (2006), is at the Atheist Alliance International Convention in Burbank to discuss his new book, "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution" (Free...
  • Stephen Hawking may have all the answers afterall

    Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist – I know he's brilliant, because I read his "A Brief History of Time" book and the five percent of it that I understood was terrific – says we should be afraid of close encounters with E.T. As he...
  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • 2008 summer reading list

    2008 summer reading list
    June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
  • Barton Gellman's portrait of Dick Cheney, "Angler," among the big winners

    Winners of the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Friday night before an audience gathered in the Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times building. Robert Alter, the author of 22 works on the Bible, literary modernism and contemporary...
  • Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model

    Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model
    New York Entrepreneur Richard Branson today unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis next year. Branson, whose Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial enterprises vying...