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  • Book Review: A history of the upending of physics in "Quantum"

    Book Review: A history of the upending of physics in "Quantum"
    Quantum Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality Manjit Kumar W.W. Norton, 448 pp.; $27.95 If thinking about the quantum theory doesn't make you schwindlig (dizzy), then you haven't understood it, Niels Bohr, its great...
  • Leon Knopoff dies at 85; UCLA scientist who applied computer modeling in earthquake research

    Leon Knopoff dies at 85; UCLA scientist who applied computer modeling in earthquake research
    Leon Knopoff, a UCLA researcher who was widely regarded as the father of theoretical seismology, died of respiratory failure Jan. 20 at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 85. Knopoff did pioneering research in "how an earthquake works," said his colleague,...
  • Book review: 'For the Love of Physics'

    Book review: 'For the Love of Physics'
    For the Love of Physics From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time — A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics Walter Lewin, with Warren Goldstein Free Press, 302 pp., $26 For more than 30 years, the pioneering X-ray astrophysicist Walter...
  • FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons

    FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons
    The claim by senior ATF officials that none of the weapons lost in the botched Fast and Furious sting operation were used in the shooting of a Border Patrol agent is not supported by FBI ballistics tests, according to a copy of the FBI report on the...
  • A history of men's hairstyles

    A history of men's hairstyles
    The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at...
  • Atom bombs' fallout still felt by Japanese survivors in Southland

    More than anything else, the colors remain vividly etched in Kaz Suyeishi's mind when she recalls that fateful August day more than six decades ago as the world's first atomic bomb exploded over her family's hometown of Hiroshima. The beautiful blue of...
  • Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Arthur C. Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
    Arthur C. Clarke, who peered into the heavens with a homemade telescope as a boy and grew up to become a visionary titan of science-fiction writing and collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the landmark film "2001: A Space Odyssey," has died. He...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • Carl von Weizsaecker, 94; physicist did atomic research for Nazis

    Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker, 94, a German physicist who researched atomic weapons for the Nazis and became a philosophy professor who espoused pacifism after World War II, died Saturday after a long illness, his family told the Associated Press in...
  • PASSINGS

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Salpeter obituary: The obituary of astrophysicist Edwin E. Salpeter in Monday's California section said that the "Salpeter-Bethe equation" showed how helium changes to carbon. In fact, that equation by Salpeter and...
  • PASSINGS: Gerald H.F. Gardner, Nikolaos Makarezos, Lee Kurty

    Gerald H.F. Gardner Helped end sex bias in job ads Gerald H.F. Gardner, 83, a geophysicist and mathematician whose statistical research and expert testimony led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that eliminated sex bias in newspaper want ads, died July...