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  • IRAN: Tehran staging of 'Galileo' reflects a nation's struggle against 'ignorance,' 'ancientness' [Corrected]

     
    Will the truth triumph over superstition and dogma? That was the question hovering in a Tehran theater Sunday afternoon as 14 men and women in black clothes circled around the astronomer Galileo Galilei in director Dariush Farhang's sometimes nightmarish,...
  • STS-132: Mission overview of space shuttle Atlantis’ final flight

     
    Tomorrow space shuttle Atlantis will take it's 32nd and final (scheduled) flight. Blastoff is set for 2:20 p.m. EDT Friday for Atlantis and her six-member crew. On its 12-day mission, Atlantis will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the...
  • Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos speaks to Princeton grads

     
    On Sunday, Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos told Princeton seniors that kindness is a choice and urged them to think about their choices. "Our talk today is about the difference between gifts and choices," Bezos said. "Cleverness is a gift,......
  • Catholic Church endorses The Blues Brothers

     
    I guess John Belushi should be grateful. It took The Holy See hundreds of years to admit it was wrong about Galileo. And only a couple of decades to backtrack on condemning The Blues Brothers Movie, which had legendarily strict teacher-nuns, an...
  • Alan Bruun to step down as Mad Cow Theatre artistic director

     
    Alan Bruun, one of the founders of Orlando's Mad Cow Theater, announced over the weekend that he'll be retiring as the theater's artistic director at the end of the season. That's just one production away — a three-actor version of Shakespeare's...
  • Bob Schieffer: Getting a cancer diagnosis isn’t a death penalty

     
    “Being told we have cancer no longer means we have been given the death penalty,” CBS' Bob Schieffer said this morning on “Face the Nation.” His commentary packed a wallop, because Schieffer and his wife are cancer survivors. In...
  • Close encounters of the Catholic kind

     
    Semi-serious question of the day: Does the pope's astronomer (yes, there is such a job) watch "Futurama"? The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican's senior scientist, has no problem with the notion of...
  • Time stamp: Etten Eller jewelry delivers understated elegance

     
    Designer Tini Bloom’s 2-year-old jewelry line Etten Eller is a study in contrasts. The L.A native and Brooklyn resident crafts delicate “pearls” from nickel-plated brass and strings thin brass “sequins” onto Japanese cotton, creating necklaces...
  • British Library debuts smart-phone app

     
    The Treasures smartphone app launched Monday offers a guided tour of 100 literary, musical, scientific and historical pieces in the British Library's collection....
  • Newton, Galileo, Archimedes and Chuck

     
    Former Morning Call reporter Chuck Ayers died over the weekend in California. He would have been 53 years old Monday. Chuck was a talented reporter who did some excellent stories for the Call. Still, what I’ll remember most are the......
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: NASA's 1986 planned shuttle launch schedule

    -- March 6: Columbia begins nine days in orbit with a crew of seven, including three astronomers. Its payload includes telescopes to study Halley's comet and deep space. -- May 15: Challenger takes off for four days in orbit with a crew of four to send...