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  • Eye on the cosmos

    Eye on the cosmos
    Tuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess...
  • Mailbag: Irvine 11 editorials got it wrong

    I cannot understand why the L.A. Times and the Daily Pilot continue on their editorial pages to defend the Irvine 11 (Editorial: Irvine 11, D.A. both made mistakes, Daily Pilot, Oct. 2; "Editorial: Punishing the 'Irvine 11' again, Los Angeles Times, Sept....
  • Mailbag: We can't ignore global climate change

    Kudos to the Coastline Pilot for your editorial about the local effects of global climate change, "Editorial: Washing away our revenue," Sept. 16. There seems to be an effective embargo about even mentioning global warming these days. Politicians mock...
  • Scientists Facing Manslaughter Charges For Failing To Predict Quake

    Scientists Facing Manslaughter Charges For Failing To Predict Quake
    If you can`t predict the unpredictable is it your fault if it happens anyway? Italy seems to think so. A group of scientists there are on trial charged with manslaughter. Their crime was failing to predict an earthquake that killed more than 300...
  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why?

    The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why?
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention. "I don't think there were any newspaper articles about it or anything...
  • The God Squad: Should we colonize other planets?

    Question: If the human race ever finds a way to reach and colonize another planet, do you think we should do it? The reason I ask is that some religious people I know say God would not want us to settle other worlds. They say that if God wanted us on...
  • Virginia partners with Microsoft to prepare high schoolers for tech-savvy workforce

    Virginia partners with Microsoft to prepare high schoolers for tech-savvy workforce
    Governor Bob McDonnell is working with Microsoft to provide advanced computer training to every high school student in the Commonwealth. Eight high school in our area are apart of the pilot project.One of those is Galileo Magnet in Danville. Microsoft's...
  • Public schools must adapt to choice or die off

    Public schools must adapt to choice or die off
    Public schools today are like newspapers 10 years ago. There was this fledgling enterprise called the Internet, but we were oblivious to the threat, even disdainful of it. Then, suddenly, our customers had unlimited choices for picking their news sources...
  • PlanMaryland: The Enlightenment hits a roadblock

    America is a product of the Age of Reason. Our founders used their rational powers to free us from the ignorance and superstition that shackled less enlightened societies. For over two centuries, we have assumed that the Age of Reason was here to stay,...
  • 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,...
  • Science and censorship

    Science and censorship
    Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...