Story | Jan 30, 2015 | 3:06 AM
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | Jan 29, 2015 | 12:29 PM
Story | Jan 29, 2015 | 12:48 AM
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital...
Story | Jan 28, 2015 | 10:25 PM
COLLEGES: Football recruiting: Monticello linebacker Griffin Davis, the 2014 Jefferson District Player of the Year, committed to attend William and Mary, according to multiple reports. Judicial: Pace University cleared head football coach Andy...