| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
— Charles Lee and his collaborators were strong contenders in the eyes of prognosticators at Thomson Reuters, but he and his team did not win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced early Monday morning.
Instead, the Nobel Prize in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two Laguna Beach High School seniors who were recently named National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists.
Aviva Meyers and Grant Barton are two of about 16,000 students nationwide to be...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For the fourth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Three other California schools were in the journal’...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In addition to being home to the 32 colleges that make up Cambridge University, the small English city is also the birthplace of Jagex and its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Runescape. With over 220 million registered...