| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Alex Fong, 49, is a physicist and president of the Florida Photonics Cluster, an industry advocacy group in Orlando. He is an executive with the Orlando unit of Gooch and Housego PLC, a company based in Great Britain. Fong received an MBA degree from...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90.
A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:37 PM
YANGON, Myanmar — Win Tin, one of Myanmar's most respected opposition leaders who was jailed for nearly two decades by his country's military rulers, died early Monday. He was 84.
His death, attributed to organ failure, came as Myanmar marked...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
Of course Buendía's...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:56 PM
Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.
The findings, made...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Movie doubles seem to be multiplying at an alarming rate. At last fall's Toronto International Film Festival both "Enemy" and "The Double" grappled with what happens when you confront your doppelganger, and the idea appeared again in several films at...
| May 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to alarms, President Obama is worried that Americans don't understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming months.
The president will...