| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Hope died in the opening lines of “In the Wrong Rain,” and optimism succumbed a few pages later. Duty ground stubbornly ahead for a chapter or two before collapsing as well. Curiosity thumbed randomly through the book and then tossed......
| Mar 11, 2011
| 4:32 PM
A few notable happenings for a more stylish weekend: Society for Rational Dress trunk show Saturday: Check out the edgy, often scuptural designs of L.A. brand Society for Rational Dress at a one-night trunk show at Ten Over Six, which......
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Who's paying attention to how things look to the publoic in this Democratic White House?...
| Jan 7, 2010
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died. He was 93.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug....
| Jan 28, 2010
Andrew E. Lange, a Caltech physicist and co-leader of an international team that produced a detailed image of remnants of the Big Bang showing the universe is flat, has died in an apparent suicide, Pasadena police said. He was 52.
Caltech President Jean-...
| Jan 31, 2010
Astrophysicist Geoffrey Burbidge, who with his wife and two other colleagues determined how elements are synthesized in the nuclear reactors of stars, died Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after a long illness. He was 84.
| Mar 28, 2010
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday:
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In 2006, Ian McEwan survived a minor scrape with the plagiarism police. A British newspaper pointed out the resemblance between passages in his celebrated 2001 novel, " Atonement," and...
| Jun 21, 2010
In the anti-Communist hysteria of early 1950s America, nuclear physicist Joan Hinton was labeled "The Atom Spy Who Got Away."
Recruited at 22 to help develop the atom bomb, she was so repulsed when the U.S. dropped it on Japan during World War II that...
| Apr 29, 2010
Furio Scarpelli, 90, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who co-wrote some of the best Italian comedies of the post-war period and who ventured into the spaghetti-western genre with the "The Good, the Bad and the...
| Apr 7, 2010
Morris "Dick" Jeppson, a weapons specialist who was mid-flight when he completed arming the first atomic bomb, which the Enola Gay B-29 Superfortress dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, has died. He was 87.
Jeppson, a retired scientist and businessman,...
| Sep 23, 2010
Holding the business end of a centrifuge in one hand and a jar of pea solids and their liquid in the other, Nathan Myhrvold explains with a gleam in his eye how to separate pea purée at a force 40,000 times Earth's gravity. "It's a fun thing to do to food...