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Last score for ‘menacing music’ composer

Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers, whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter ...

April 4, 2020, Saturday


Penderecki’s love affair with Chinese culture

KRZYSZTOF Penderecki has made multiple visits to China since the end of the 1990s. Bearing great interest toward Chinese culture, especially poetry, he created Symphony No. 6, “Chinese Poems,” a work ...

April 4, 2020, Saturday


Surreal? Aligning science to the spiritual

BUDDHISM meets quantum physics. Impossible to imagine? Think again. In reality, scientists and philosophers have discussed for decades possible connections between science and the spiritual. Many cite ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


‘Gambler’ spins roulette table for last time

KENNY Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Fancy footwork: An embroiderer finds her niche

IN Li Yijun’s home, more than 1,000 handmade embroidered shoes are piled in the living room and bedroom. The shoes, of different sizes, all have the pattern of a tiger face on the front. For the past ...

March 21, 2020, Saturday


‘Hidden figure’ from NASA helped ‘enlarge frontiers of space’

KATHERINE Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black ...

March 14, 2020, Saturday


Welch’s candor key to business success

JACK Welch, who transformed General Electric Co into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, ...

March 7, 2020, Saturday


Goodbye to pain. The skilled hands that relieve misery

DR Sun Wuquan’s consulting room is suffused with the atmosphere of a massage salon. Several patients lie face down on gurneys with “face holes” in one end for breathing. Sun works on their backs with ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


How much do we really understand about our brains?

ISRAELI molecular neuroscientist Hermona Soreq’s research on the brain differences between men and women with mental diseases has evoked some controversy in the scientific community. “They say it’s a ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


Protégés and mentors: Science research has ‘a lot of work to do’

MANY established scientists value education for the next generation and devote time to teaching young students. Aaron Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel chemistry laureate, knows the value of good mentorship because ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday




 

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