| May 12, 2011
| 9:52 AM
With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut. Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful. "The view of the...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:14 PM
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Then four physicists said, “We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter” – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
No matter where we are on the political spectrum, or what we think the role of government should be, most of us would agree that something is broken in America. One of the things that defines our country -- the American Dream -- is in real danger. As...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:05 PM
What do vampires do after massacring a wedding reception? Plan for world domination, of course.
After last week's monstrously ridiculous episode, this week was a bit more sedate. For "True Blood" that means a graphic sex scene, double Sams (seriously)...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Dr. Richard C. Tolman, left, and Prof. Albert Einstein standing in front of blackboard at California Institute of Technology. Dr. Tolman led a seminar at Cal Tech for over 50 scientists....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Wavy Gravy's main claim to fame is being the head of the Hog Farm hippie commune that served free food to the masses at Woodstock some 43 years ago (and still survives to this day).
"What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000," he exclaimed...
| Jan 18, 2012
As Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen certainly knows by now, people with Type 2 diabetes are routinely blamed for causing their disease by eating junky food and making unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Known for high fat recipes that raise the risk for...
| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| Jun 10, 2012
How to Build an Android
The True Story ofPhilip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection
David F. Dufty
Henry Holt: 288 pp., $26
In 2005, at the edge of robotics, a curious project took shape: an android that was an eerily realistic copy of science fiction...
| Aug 8, 2010
Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
W.W. Norton, 448 pp.; $27.95
If thinking about the quantum theory doesn't make you schwindlig (dizzy), then you haven't understood it, Niels Bohr, its great...
| Nov 28, 2010
It's hard to imagine that the reading of picture books could be controversial, but this fall saw a considerable kerfuffle over a story in the New York Times that declared picture books to be in decline. In the midst of a perfectly respectable news story...