| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La Cañada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House.
The event, which attracts large...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a dark universe its first rays of light.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Two hundred and thirty years ago, Charles Marie de la Condamine returned to France with proof about the shape of the Earth after spending 10 years in Latin America. For thousands of years, human beings had roamed the planet indifferent to its form until...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:41 PM
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii was disrupted Tuesday by protesters who oppose the telescope’s construction. The incident was the latest in a history of tension over what native Hawaiians...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Tel Aviv — The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the...