| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:07 PM
TOM ROBERTS, 75,
Smithsonian's 'Mr. Anonymous'
The name "Tom Roberts" appears on no plaque in the Smithsonian Institution's musical instruments collection. At no concert, even when Mr. Roberts was in attendance, did Smithsonian chamber musicians...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionapproved licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first authorized in over 30 years.
The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. (SO, Fortune 500) They...
| Feb 26, 2012
Harry C. McPherson Jr., who served as special counsel and chief speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson from 1966 to '69 and was a valued advisor to the president on civil rights, the Vietnam War and other policy issues, has died. He was 82.
| Mar 11, 2012
It's radioactive, its plants can be expensive to build and it scares the bejeebers out of many, but to some, nuclear energy is the future.
That may well be true, but for now, the race to that future has slowed to a cautious crawl as regulators have...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:37 PM
In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 11:19 AM
* Some progress in trying to stabilise reactors
* Radiation traces found in food and water
* Quake and tsunami give Japan vast rebuilding task
* More than 7,500 dead, 11,700 missing
Engineers enjoyed some success in their mission to stop disaster at...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 10:12 AM
Japan restored power to a crippled nuclear reactor on Sunday in its race to avert disaster at a plant wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami that are estimated to have killed more than 15,000 people in one area alone.
Three hundred engineers have been...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 1:30 AM
I grew up in a culture that devalued sleep. It was common to hear my parents say, “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.”
Sleep in our culture is treated as a manifestation of laziness. Many of us have internalized contempt for sleep and those who...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Japanese engineers struggled on Sunday to pump radioactive water from a crippled nuclear power station after radiation levels soared in seawater near the plant more than two weeks after it was battered by a huge earthquake and a tsunami.
| Mar 28, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1854: During the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.
1941: Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
1964: Lars Herseth, a low hurdler, was among the lettermen returning...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:23 AM
More than two dozen demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in front of Three Mile Island's main gate early Monday morning, marking 32 years since a partial meltdown in one of the power plant's two reactors.
The anti-nuclear demonstrators started the...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...