Articles by John Schwartz



Was Gibson or the Tequila Talking?

  • 07 August 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Did Mel Gibson mean it when he said, according to a sheriff's report of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving July 28, that ""The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world""? Or when he asked the arresting deputy, ""Are you a Jew?""

Astronaut Removes Cloth From Discovery's Belly

  • 04 August 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
During a spacewalk, Stephen Robinson successfully pulls out the gap fillers protruding from the shuttle's heat shield.

NASA Suspends Shuttle Flights, Citing Debris

  • 29 July 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The agency announces that further flights will be grounded, but Discovery's current mission will not be curtailed.

Billionaires Build Their Own Rockets

  • 15 June 05
  • The New York Times
Paul Allen's first foray into rocketry, as he recalls it, was inauspicious. ""My cousin and I tried to build a rocket out of an aluminum armchair leg,"" he said.

First-Ever Private Space Flight a Success

  • 23 June 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A veteran civilian test pilot on Monday became the first human to reach space in a privately developed program, guiding a tiny rocket ship more than 96 kilometers above California in a flight with several white-knuckle moments.

Microsoft Warns About Critical Software Flaw

  • 12 February 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
People who use Microsoft operating system software have to patch their systems yet again, or their computers will be vulnerable to attacks that could cede control of their computers to hackers, the company announced Tuesday.

'Stunning Flaws' in High-Tech Voting

  • 29 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The software that runs many high-tech voting machines contains serious flaws that would allow one person to cast multiple votes and permit poll workers to alter ballots without being detected, computer security researchers said last week.

U.S. Agency Proposes Keeping Eye on Internet

  • 23 December 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. government plans to propose requiring Internet service providers to help build a centralized system to enable broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance of its users.

A Debacle Chronicled In Kitsch

  • 08 February 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
This city, already rich in museums and art galleries, got a new mini-gallery last week: an exhibit of commemorative plaques, T-shirts and expensive gewgaws from Enron Corp. At a coffee bar.

A Debacle Chronicled In Kitsch

  • 08 February 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
This city, already rich in museums and art galleries, got a new mini-gallery last week: an exhibit of commemorative plaques, T-shirts and expensive gewgaws from Enron Corp. At a coffee bar.

Lenders' Complaints Prompt Lay to Quit

  • 25 January 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Kenneth Lay resigned Wednesday evening as chairman and chief executive of the Enron Corp. under pressure from outside creditors, nearly two months after his company filed for one of the largest bankruptcies in the history of U.S. business.

Clinton Pledges Action To Raise Net Security

VIEW FROM AMERICA: Swedish Romance Lost In Machine Translation

Egg Auction Site Hatched on Internet

Used to Be, the Internet Was a Safe Place to Play

Dispute Over Granting of Internet Names Resolved

Qwest Grabs US West, Misses Frontier

Smut Hunters Fight to Protect Kids on Internet

Clinton Looks to Internet Screening

Risk of Smoke to Women Detailed

Health Information Burgeoning on Internet

Tobacco Company 'Turns State's Evidence'

FDA Says Seldane Unsafe, Suggests Ban

1996, an Elvis Year for Internet Jargon

Clinton Set to Sign New Tobacco Rules

Harvard Killing Ends in Suicide

Why Weight Is Almost Destiny

Libertarians Duel Spies In Scrambling Debate