February 20, 2013 |
Ride enthusiasts are already drooling over a multi-launch roller coaster coming to a Swedish amusement park that promises six inversions and a series of near-miss encounters with other rides dotting a wooded hillside terrain. Photos: Projekt Helix megacoaster at Liseberg Dubbed Projekt Helix, the $30-million coaster is set to debut in spring 2014 at the Liseberg amusement park located outside Gothenburg, about equidistant between Oslo, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark, along Sweden's west coast.
December 17, 2011 |
If dethroning seven-time San Diego Section champion Oceanside two weeks ago was the highlight of the season for La Mesa Helix, then its 35-24 victory over Loomis Del Oro on Saturday in the CIF Division II state championship bowl game Saturday at the Home Depot Center was the icing on the cake. After losing their opener to Eastlake of Chula Vista, the Highlanders reeled off 13 consecutive victories, the last against a team whose only loss had been in overtime to Westlake Village Westlake, which represented Southern California in Saturday night's Open Division bowl game.
December 12, 2011 |
Troy Starr turns 50 in February. How quickly the years have gone by. He was a fiery 25-year-old assistant coach at Carson High in 1987 when the team was upset by Granada Hills in the City Section football championship game. In 1992, he became head coach at Woodland Hills Taft, taking over a program that had a 0-8-1 record the previous season. He lasted 14 seasons and built the Toreadors into a City Section power. He resigned in 2007 to become the director of football operations for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida.
September 30, 2010 |
The drama that surrounded Francis Crick and James Watson's 1953 unveiling of the structure of DNA is no secret ? Watson described the heated competition between two British research groups in his bestselling book, "The Double Helix. " But part of the record had been thought lost when Crick's papers were apparently thrown out by what he described as "an over-efficient secretary. " That nameless secretary has now been exonerated. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York recently uncovered the long-lost letters mixed up with the papers of Sydney Brenner, Crick's officemate of more than two decades.
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July 21, 2007 |
Odile Speed Crick, the bohemian painter of nudes whose most famous drawing was an illustration of DNA that appeared in a seminal paper by her husband, Francis Crick, and James Watson on its structure, died July 5 in La Jolla after a short illness. She was 86. Although the Crick household was filled with her paintings of curvaceous women, the artist subjugated her career to that of her husband, providing strength and support throughout their 55-year marriage.
November 2, 2004 |
Science and everyday life seem to converge more and more visibly these days. President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry publicly debate the ethics of stem cell research in their quests for the presidency. The Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of executing juvenile offenders, taking into account MRI evidence that physiological differences in the brains of young people limit their impulse control and ability to forecast consequences. And a feature film -- "What the Bleep Do We Know?"