| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Michael Cera and John Hawkes have been signed to star in the FX comedy pilot "How and Why" from Charlie Kaufman.
"Why" revolves around a brilliant man who understands nuclear physics but is clueless about how life works. Kaufman will write and direct the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:45 AM
High school students in St. Charles schools may no longer have the option to take Physics Honors next year as District 303 moves to align itself with changes to the Advanced Placement program.
At a Learning & Teaching Committee meeting Monday,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE -- The most dramatic contemporary event from which one can attempt to extrapolate future world change is the political and social uprising of the Arab peoples of the Mediterranean basin. The consequences are unpredictable, highly...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Give five physicists 10 minutes to talk about their research as if they were a detective, Elvis or Stephen Colbert and you might regret sleeping through high school physics class all those years ago.
At the second annual Physics Slam last month, five...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Harold Kirkhuff of Bethlehem should have come out ahead in the annual gamble to get the best price on heating oil.
He prepaid for oil over the summer, locking in 2,000 gallons at $3.09 a gallon. With the price now upward of $3.50 a gallon, Kirkhuff...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:19 PM
For anyone interested in the politics of left and right--and in political journalism as it is practiced at the highest level, Orwell's works are indispensable. This week, in the year marks the 110th anniversary of his birth, we present a personal list...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Comedy and apps will be new subjects of study at Lyons Township High School next year, as the school adjusts course offerings to better prepare students for life after graduation.
Courses on the literary tradition of comedy and Apple iOS development...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a cosmos filled with darkness, scientists say they’ve discovered the first elusive neutrinos to come from outside our solar system in a quarter-century.
The groundbreaking discovery made beneath the ice of Antarctica opens a whole new window...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Bernard J. "Bernie" Weigman Jr., who had taught at what is now Loyola University Maryland for more than 40 years and also chaired its physics and engineering department, died Saturday of prostate cancer at his Reisterstown home. He was 81.
The son of...