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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    THE ATTORNEY 3 1/2 stars. A hustler-attorney's life changes when he takes on a case involving a student who was arrested and tortured by the South Korean government in this true story. 2 hrs. 07 No MPAA rating (profanity, mild violence, scenes of torture, smoking) Tirdad Derakhshani
  • Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

    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. The...

    'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

    Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...

    What exactly is a Higgs boson? An explanation for the rest of us

    If you’ve heard the news about the Nobel Prize in physics, you might be asking yourself: What is a  Higgs boson anyway? If you know one thing about the Higgs boson, it’s probably that it’s called the “God particle.” Leon...

    Physicists say they've found evidence of 'God particle'

    Physicists say they've found evidence of 'God particle'
    To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson -- popularly known as the "God particle" -- that...