| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Any attempt to play a real person onscreen comes with its challenges. To become legendary physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” however, Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) had to do something like five...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In 1988, along with 10 million others, I spent several days trying to decipher, decode and demystify "A Brief History of Time" by professor Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist.
Reading is not the same thing as understanding, and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The line-up for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team is growing.
Straight from the news release, here's the members of Team wolf's steering committee that will review government agencies
Bisno is President of SEIU Healthcare...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the world faster and easier thanks to new technology from Intel and SwiftKey which replaces the decades-old platform that made his computerized voice recognizable around the world.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Mount St. Mary's University, the second-oldest Catholic university in America, has turned to a Los Angeles private equity and strategic planning businessman to be its next president.
The university announced Monday that Simon Newman, 51, will succeed...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73.
Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing.
It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state.
Scott took office in the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:39 AM
"It was stupid, but it wasn't 10-year-old boys."
John Grisham's ire is up because a law school buddy of his got caught up in a Canadian child porn sting.
"His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website," the 59-year-old best-selling...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is presenting a new tour of wartime England led by Donald L. Miller, author of “Masters of Air,” about the U.S. Eighth Air Force that engaged in some of the riskiest fighting against Nazi Germany....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:51 AM
An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of...