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  • Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

    Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick
    The Information
  • Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day

    Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day
    Today is Pi Day — a day to celebrate a number with desserts, numerical recitations and hot-dog throwing. Pi, the number that expresses the ratio of a circle's circumference over its diameter, was first calculated in ancient times, and sometimes is...

    Duo see more from waves than just great rides

    NEWPORT BEACH — Waves at The Wedge are legendary for hurling bodysurfers into the air and sweeping tourists off their feet. But they also have a more practical purpose: producing electricity. A pair of Newport Beach entrepreneurs have been testing...

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...