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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian 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...
  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
  • Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in

    Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in
    If you're dead serious about politics, consider this: A new paper finds that people with conservative ideologies were more likely to die in the study period than their liberal peers. The findings, published by the Journal of Epidemiology & Community...
  • Charles Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, dies at age 99

    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...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Monticello High linebacker commits to W&M

    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...
  • Charles Townes, Nobel laureate who helped invent laser that transformed daily life, dies at 99

    Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    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...
  • Three-Part Coney Island 'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways

    Three-Part Coney Island  'Skeeball' Exhibit At Real Art Ways
    The Coney Island satellite exhibit at Real Art Ways in Hartford, a three-part presentation — "Skeeball" — has a poignant feel, lamenting the passage of time at and chronicling the deterioration of the legendary New York playland. Fred Kahl's...
  • More lawmakers joining president in using State of the Union guests to make political points

    To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you had to look up — way up, to the visitors' gallery circling the room above President Barack Obama's head. Lawmakers, no longer content to be a formal — and sometimes hostile...
  • Cuban negotiator known for preparation, intellect

    MIAMI Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, who will head the Cuban delegation in this week's talks to begin normalization of diplomatic ties with the United States, is described as well prepared, intelligent and a keen observer of U.S. policy and she is a woman who...
  • Moore gives Oscar-worthy performance in 'Still Alice'

    Julianne Moore walked away with the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama beating out the likes of Rosamund Pike in "Gone Girl," Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything" and Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" for a film that has received far less exposure...