25 March 2012
20 March 2012

Oliver Stone is one of a handful of true artists left in modern cinema who will almost always place a greater importance on the craft rather than economic considerations. He has written, directed, and produced such popular and sometimes controversial masterpieces as Any Given Sunday, Nixon, Heaven & Earth, and Born on the Fourth of July. He has also written and directed Platoon, JFK, Salvador, Natural Born Killers, The Doors, Wall Street and Talk Radio.

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15 March 2012
13 March 2012

Nobel Prize-winning American scientist Frank Sherwood Rowland, whose work demonstrated the role of human activity in the thinning of the Earth's protective ozone layer, has died at the age of 84.

 

Rowland was among three scientists awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry for explaining how the ozone layer is depleted through chemical processes in the atmosphere, including by human use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC).

The depletion of the ozone layer results in a reduction of Earth's protection from ultraviolet radiation. The work of Rowland and his associates showed how manmade compounds can combine with solar radiation to destroy ozone molecules...

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21 March 2011
18 December 2011
21 March 2011

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Summer Olympics. He has the Jesse Owens Award accolade named after him in honor of his significant career.

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