At ninety odd years of age, physicist John Archibald Wheeler, who coined the term black hole to describe collapsed stars years before they were discovered, continues to publish engaging papers in the mainstream science journals. His most recent offering, with Daniel Holz of UC Santa Barbara, suggests that scientists could use super-powered lasers to look… Continue reading
Thanks to Jewish World Review for the reminder: On this day in 1968, the first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
From Today’s New York Times: In a television poll on a postgame show in September, Red Sox fans were asked if the team should sign Clemens as a free agent. Nine out of 10 respondents said no. I don’t know if I’d buy that poll. Dan Shaughnessy had a great column a while back on… Continue reading
More sense from Peter Beinart at the New Republic: Give Ted Kennedy credit. By clearly outlining his reasons for opposing war with Iraq, he’s creating the debate that many others in his party have been simultaneously demanding and ducking. But just because he’s fostering that debate doesn’t mean he’s winning it. Or that he deserves… Continue reading
According to John Nadel of the Associated Press: Torre gave the Angels credit, but wouldn’t say they were a better team than the Yankees. “I’m too proud to say that,” he said. “We were beaten by a team that played a whole lot better than we did this week.” Full story here. Why? The Yankees… Continue reading