| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Nearly 14 billion years ago, in a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly expanded from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, faster than the speed of light. This mysterious period, known as...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Putting authors on currency is not a new thing. Benjamin Franklin, a founding father and author of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” is on the U.S. $100 bill, and in Chile the Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral graces the 5,000 peso bill,...
| Mar 28, 2014
Re "Bring on supply-side economics," Opinion, March 23
To quote Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." Ideologues like Brad Schiller tout supply-side economics once again as a possible cure for our economic woes.
Economists teach us about "supply and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Studio estimates Paramount's biblical film "Noah" opened with a box office of $44 million!"
So read yesterday's headlines.
One wonders why this rainy semi-biblical epic, starring Russell Crowe, wasn't "saved" for release nearer the Academy Awards at...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions.
In his saffron robe,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City, the Associated Press reports. The author, known colloquially as Gabo, is 87 years old.
According to some news sources, Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized with...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Well, God bless John Kerry for trying.
It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:11 AM
Research that made international headlines with a purported breakthrough in the creation of highly valuable stem cells has been found to contain falsified and manipulated data, according to a panel of Japanese investigators.
At a news conference in...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Participant Media is joining Image Nation Abu Dhabi as co-financer of the upcoming documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. Docu is being helmed by "Waiting for Superman" director...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary.
In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:21 PM
This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I&...