| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:40 PM
UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89.
Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:19 PM
To the editor: Thank you for your excellent obituary of Charles Townes. As scientists who had the great fortune to work closely with Townes earlier in our careers, we benefited greatly from his tutelage and his attention.
Townes was a teacher above...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed.
Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:00 AM
A recent letter to the editor points out that a solution to climate change is available that could be supported by Republicans ("Carbon fee is bipartisan solution to climate change," Jan 22).
It's revenue-neutral (no new taxes), uses conservative, free-...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both.
The times in Churchill's case...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:44 PM
Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83.
Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:17 PM
One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:31 PM
On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart can make any celebrity promotional appearance fun with his laid-back shoot-the-bull style. But occasionally, his full intellect is engaged, most generally by interviewing someone from the political sphere. Or an author....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:23 PM
SIMSBURY — Martha Brackeen-Harris remembers the segregated drinking fountains, sitting on the back of the bus and lodging in dorm rooms at black colleges instead of hotels.
But more vividly, Brackeen-Harris remembers meeting Martin Luther King Jr....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.
Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:39 PM
In a world with global warming, finite fuel sources and a renewed focus on clean sources of energy, one hot spot of protest on college campuses is becoming a push to clean up university money.
At Penn State, the driving force is Fossil Free PSU, a year-...