July 7, 2012 |
Steve Nash can be tough on coaches. Scheming to stop his relentless pick-and-roll game often leaves even the best tacticians futilely scribbling on whiteboards. "The agony he caused before games, during games and after games trying out how to figure out how you were going to do it better ... " former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said, his voice trailing off, "He's taken years off coaches' lives. " The newest Laker has also left heartache in his wake.
June 12, 2012 |
Sweet and sought after, young Hollywood stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are speaking out about their chemistry - onscreen, that is, in "The Amazing Spider-Man . " While the two keep a low profile in their personal relationship (sparked last June), the actors bring some theatrical heat as lovebirds Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. "We got on really well as people, in between [takes]," Garfield told MTV News. "That was the fun stuff. In between, we'd just mess around, and I felt, 'Ah, this is different.'" Garfield expressed relief that Stone decided to take the role, saying that his scenes with the "Crazy Stupid Love" actress were his favorite to shoot (watch the interview below)
June 2, 2012 |
If the success of History's recent miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" is any indication, it's still tough to beat a good tale from the frontier. Whether emanating from an iPhone or a 90-inch flat screen, there's something about hoofbeats stirring up mountainous mulch and men in big hats meting out justice that twangs the American heartstrings deep and true. Though set in the modern west, A&E's new law enforcement drama "Longmire" hits many of the same notes. A place of flat plains edged with pine-crowded mountains, Absaroka County, Wyoming, still answers to its sheriff, one Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor)
April 20, 2012 |
Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Too much hot fudge can spoil the sundae. A current case in point is your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We have been giddy since owner Arte Moreno and his TV partners bought Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. Baseball fans and sportswriters love to win World Series on paper, and these two seemed to put the Angels under the bright lights in late October. But did they? Pujols is not the problem. Waiting for his first homer as an Angel is a sideshow.
March 12, 2012 |
The world's largest natural products convention, a celebration of all things healthy and eco-friendly, was being held at the Anaheim Convention Center Saturday when F. Sherwood Rowland, 84, died at his home in Corona del Mar. It's not much of a stretch to say that Rowland, 84, helped spawn the industry that drew more than 60,000 people and 2,000 exhibitors. In 1973, the UC Irvine chemistry professor and a young researcher on his team, Mario Molina, discovered that manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons destroyed the Earth's fragile and vital ozone layer.
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March 12, 2012 |
F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84. Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar of complications from Parkinson's disease, the university announced. In 1995, Rowland was one of three people awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work explaining how chlorofluorocarbons, ubiquitous substances once used in an array of products from spray deodorant to industrial solvents, could destroy the ozone layer, the protective atmospheric blanket that screens out many of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
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January 22, 2012 |
When President John F. Kennedy announced in 1961 that America was committed to "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the decade, winning the race became the paramount objective of the national space program. But UC San Diego nuclear chemist James R. Arnold played a crucial role in drawing official attention to another goal: preserving and studying the soil and rock samples that Apollo astronauts would bring back with them. Arnold, 88, who died Jan. 6 in La Jolla from complications of Alzheimer's disease, was a member of a group of four scientists — dubbed the Four Horsemen by colleagues — who sounded the alarms that led NASA to establish a program for analyzing what proved to be a treasure trove for lunar research.
January 17, 2012 |
"Justified" fans who still mourn the loss of Mags Bennett, last season's wonderfully treacherous antagonist, can rest uneasily. When the show's third season premieres Tuesday, they will find themselves in some very capable new hands. Deranged, perhaps, but capable. Welcome back to Harlan County, Kentucky, whose hills and hollers are riddled with varmints. They may be driving Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (star Timothy Olyphant) crazy, but they're hoping to give the audience a nasty good time.
January 10, 2012 |
Reporting from Oakland — There is something different with the Miami Heat this season. It is something that Dwyane Wade can sense when his team goes on the road, playing in hostile arenas. "You get a few more cheers," the perennial All-Star guard said. "The fans want to see good basketball. " Good meaning an 8-2 start as Miami arrives at Staples Center to face the Clippers on Wednesday night. Good meaning that LeBron James leads the league with a 30-point average per game.
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January 9, 2012
Sidney W. Benson Former USC chemistry professor Sidney W. Benson, 93, a chemistry professor who was scientific co-director of USC's Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, died Dec. 30 at his home in Brentwood of complications from a stroke, the university announced. From 1977 to 1989, Benson oversaw the Hydrocarbon Research Institute with fellow chemistry professor George A. Olah, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1994. The privately funded institute was established to conduct research in organic chemistry and physical chemistry labs for use by chemical, petroleum, gas and power industries as well as governmental agencies.