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  • 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.
  • Lake Highland Prep student earns national honor for science research

    Lake Highland Prep student earns national honor for science research
    A senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School is one of 40 finalists for the nation's most prestigious high school science competition. Catherine Li, 18, is Florida's only top finisher in the Intel Science Talent Search, which selects students who have...

    Noah Smith: Democracy is the best ingredient for economic growth

    As China and Russia have surged in power during the past 15 years, more and more people have started to wonder if democracy is really the best economic system. For example, consider Hungarian President Viktor Orban's comments last July: The global...

    Technology improves avalanche safety gear for growing number of backcountry skiers

    As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case...

    Cheaper jet fuel, strong demand expected to boost airline profits even higher in 2015

    Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday. The price of jet fuel has dropped by about half since September, boosting airline profits and tamping...