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NEW YORK (AP) — Martin J. Sherwin, a leading scholar of atomic weapons who in “A World Destroyed” challenged support for the U.S. bombing of Japan and spent more than two decades researching the pioneering physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning “American Prometheus,” has died.

In late 2017, an intriguing object flew through our solar system. Its speed and steep trajectory told scientists it was from interstellar spac…

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The early evening eastern sky has had an absence of bright planets since Mars appeared in that part of the sky in November. Finally, a bright light appears in the southeast shortly before 10 p.m. and by the end of the month it will have already climbed above the horizon when twilight darkens.

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It doesn't matter what the calendar says; Lorde says it's summer, so it's summer. The New Zealand mood-pop sensation returned last week with this light, airy, upbeat celebration of the sun, which nods to A Tribe Called Quest ("can I kick it? Yeah, I can!" Lorde says, sounding, gulp, happy) and is genetically engineered by producer Jack Antonoff to get the summer party rolling. You have no choice but to submit.

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