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  • Film Review: 'Interstellar'

    To infinity and beyond goes "Interstellar," an exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan's vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human. As visually and conceptually audacious as anything Nolan has yet done, the director's ninth feature also proves more emotionally accessible than his coolly cerebral thrillers and Batman movies, touching on such eternal themes as the sacrifices parents make for their children (and vice versa) and the world we will leave for the next generation to inherit. An enormous undertaking that, like all the director's best work, manages to feel handcrafted and intensely personal, "Interstellar" reaffirms Nolan as the premier big-canvas storyteller of his generation, more than earning its place alongside "The Wizard of Oz," "2001," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Gravity" in the canon of Hollywood's visionary sci-fi head trips. Global box office returns should prove suitably rocket-powered.
  • Jefferson Lab in Newport News produces new data on nucleon pairings

    It's the mission of physicists to drill down and study the weirdness of the natural world, from the subatomic to the galactic. Now data mining into experiments conducted at Jefferson Lab in Newport News has turned up new information about proton and...

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...