| Nov 28, 2014
| 8:05 AM
TORONTO Actress Felicity Jones has nothing against comedy.
In fact, she would love to do one.
"I'm available for hire. I don't want to do any more crying."
The tears this time, though, came with the rich, real-life role of Jane Hawking, wife of Stephen...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:01 PM
With an Adler After Dark event last week, the Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory quietly reopened for public use after a renovation that improved access to the building's 20-inch mirrored telescope, put in a lakeside ground-floor classroom/meeting...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:35 AM
"The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu; Tor (400 pages, $25.99)
If you delight in science fiction that delivers the shock and thrill of something strange, Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is your novel this year. It combines...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:08 AM
His name sounds like one you'd give a character in a parody of patrician privilege.
But the real story of Chesley Bonestell, pronounced BON-uh-stell, has nothing to do with mixing G&Ts or being one of the strongest doubles partners at the club....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:20 AM
TORONTO At age 32, Eddie Redmayne is still boyish, with freckles not always visible on screen, a generous head of hair, a wardrobe that includes both a black leather jacket and Converse sneakers, and a humility about the praise that welcomes him as he...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It never rains but it storms on Uranus. Astronomers have spotted a slew of squalls on this usually quiet, distant planet — two of them giant storms that took professional and amateur astronomers by surprise.
The findings, presented this week at...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:02 PM
York County Planning Commission to review special use permit for Taco Bell and a nutrition company on Wednesday
The York County Planning Commission will review two requests for special use permits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. One application is from...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him.
"My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:05 PM
With amazing clarity, astronomers have spied a solar system in the act of being born.
At the center is HL Tau, an infant star that is believed to be no more than 1 million years old. It is surrounded by hazy, concentric rings of material that scientists...