November 2, 2002 |
An international team of astronomers has discovered a distant star that could date to the beginning of the universe. Astronomers reported in Thursday's edition of Nature that the giant star is a galactic rarity because it is virtually metal-free, unlike the other, more-modern known stars. "These old stars provide crucial clues to the star formation history and the synthesis of chemical elements in the early universe," astronomers said.
March 9, 1986 |
Anticipation seems to be the name of the real estate game in England. Somerhill, a 50,000-square-foot, 320-room house in Kent that was sold through Knight Frank & Rutley last summer for the equivalent of about $2.25 million, is being turned into a luxury hotel because it is on the road to the tunnel planned between France and Britain.
September 11, 1991 |
Ask about hairstyles and most American women will subscribe to the big bang theory: Bangs make you look younger, perkier, sexier. And with celebrities Demi Moore, Cher, Barbra Streisand and Shannen Doherty wearing them this fall, it is no wonder bangs are making a comeback. The newest variations are wispy, veiling the forehead rather than cloaking it. Streisand carries off the effect in her latest film, "The Prince of Tides." Already it's the new "power look" among women execs in Hollywood.
October 9, 1995 |
Bang!!!, a new band formed by General Public's Dave Wakeling and twomembers of Standing Hawthorn, is seeking to make an onomatopoeic first impression as it plays its first round of concerts in the area, including a show Oct. 21 at Costa Mesa's Empire Ballroom, 640 W. 17th St. Wakeling, the transplanted Briton who now lives in Dana Point, says Bang!!!
June 22, 2006 |
IDIOSYNCRATIC rapper Busta Rhymes has the bestselling album in the country this week with "The Big Bang," which sold 209,000 copies its first week in stores. It was a big drop to second place where the Dixie Chicks album "Taking the Long Way" finished by selling 130,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music retail sales.
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March 25, 1994 |
Clad in caveman motif, Ivoree Venegas, 11, smashed her toy club on Adolfo Sanchez's head as the 12-year-old dressed in a loincloth giggled with glee. If the two fifth-graders were going to spend their day dressed as a live exhibit at the Santa Paula Elementary School District's annual Science Fair, they were going to have a good time. "I don't know why it's fun," Adolfo said with a laugh as Ivoree walloped him again with the squeaky, plastic weapon.
November 10, 1987 |
In early September, one of Britain' biggest merchant banks, Kleinwort Benson Lonsdale PLC, revealed that its securities business lost $12.3 million in the first half of the year. Later, Shearson Lehman Bros. International, the London branch of the U.S. investment bank, announced plans to lay off 150 members of its securities staff. Both developments signaled the start of phase two of London's financial deregulation: the shakeout.
May 11, 1990 |
As the genial documentary "The Big Bang" opens, its director is wooing a money man across a dinner table with that patented combination of cool and fervor that constitutes the perfect pitch. The filmmaker may be a little fuzzy about his project, but it came to him at the Shangri La Hotel when he realized he knew how it all started. "How what started?" the backer asks, carefully. "The cosmos ," the director expands, "with the orgasmic explosion of God."
March 18, 1990 |
Mikolaj Miszczak, better known to his admirers as Hamburger Mike, has been glum lately. He has been stalled, stymied and forced to wait--a process, if it can be called that, that is antithetical to his fast-track nature. For the moment, about all he can do is watch the money roll in. It's driving him nuts.
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April 25, 1992
"They have found the Holy Grail of cosmology," an elated astrophysicist said of this week's announcement that there are wrinkles in the fabric of the universe. The wrinkles are important to the theory that the universe, as intelligent life on Earth knows it, started with a Big Bang. It was, the theory says, an explosion of something smaller than the point of a needle that in the end was to be responsible for all of the matter in the universe.