Month: June 2011

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger – The “Hannibal Lecter of South Boston”

NAME: James “Whitey” Bulger AGE: 81 DATE OF BIRTH: Sept. 3, 1929 FAMILY: Grew up in South Boston. His younger brother, William, was one of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts, leading the state Senate for 17 years and later serving as president of the University of Massachusetts for seven years. William Bulger testified about […]

What is a black hole?

(CNN) — Black holes may be featured in “Star Trek” and “Event Horizon,” but they’re not just the stuff of science fiction. Now, there’s new evidence that these gravity-powered matter-eaters have been around in abundance since the dawn of the universe, and might be responsible for how the cosmos looks today. Scientists say at least […]