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  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Medals of Freedom: 'Change'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, attempting to spotlight several "agents of change,'' today announced that he will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, on a cast of living and deceased figures...
  • God, in books: Richard Dawkins, R. Crumb and making the case for God

     
    In books this Sunday, we look at God. And may lightning not strike us by beginning with Richard Dawkins, mobbed by fans at an atheist convention. Susan Salter-Reynolds talks to him about his new book. In "The Greatest Show on......
  • Opera review: Philip Glass' 'Kepler' has U.S. premiere at BAM

     
    The starry sky is regular subject, spiritual circumstance or actual setting of Philip Glass’ work. His latest opera, “Kepler,” given its American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Wednesday night, is about the German astronomer who...
  • For precocious kids: Santa Claus and wormholes

     
    Santa has a thriving holiday subgenre: As Web columnist Sonja Bolle wrote in last Sunday’s Word Play column, many new books are devoted not just to retelling old, familiar tales but also to telling about his “secret life” — where......
  • Looking forward to time in 2010

     
    Despite the fact that I read more fiction than theoretical physics, one of the books I'm most looking forward to in 2010 is Sean Carroll's "From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time." It's coming out......
  • TCA Press Tour: Stephen Hawking's celestial TV journey on Discovery

     
    Who would have thought that one of the world's most famous living scientists finds time to take in a little television? Whether it's crime dramas or "The Simpsons," Stephen Hawking tunes in. He'd even like to participate in a certain......
  • Library of the Lost

     
    Laura Miller, who wrote about C.S. Lewis' classic children's books in last year's "The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia," turns her attention to Narnia-like goings-on in the TV series "Lost." I am not among the "Lost" devout, so......
  • Brand X Files: Megan Fox almost a virgin. Weird Al sex tape. 'Ugly Betty' gets her braces off.

     
    Megan Fox is practically a virgin: "I’ve only been with two men my entire life," the 23-year-old actress tells Harper's Bazaar. (Hello) Plus, see her high school yearbook photo. (World Correspondents) The Weird Al Yankovic sex tape: SFW depending on...
  • 'Family Guy': Reunited

     
    How long has it been since we’ve had the full set? Valentine’s Day? Nearly six months since Cleveland, Peter and Stan all had wacky new adventures on the same Sunday night. Feels good to have the gang back together. Mostly......
  • TV This Week for April 25th – May 1st

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 25 - May 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies PRIME CHOICES SUNDAY Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder portray spouses Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of the......