| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.
In a squat brick...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Today, dear readers,
Is All Saint's Day. Thursday, Oct. 31 commenced the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. Not associated with Halloween, but based upon Aztec and Mesoamerican faiths, the day honors the lives of deceased...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:10 AM
When the Nobel Prize committee announced on Oct. 11 that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had won the 2013 Peace Prize, members of a Harford County laboratory rejoiced.
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Forensic Analytical...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes.
More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:31 PM
With a name like John Smith, the shtick about being the "every man" writes itself.
For John Mathew Smith, a City Council candidate running for a seat in Ward 1 in this November's election, it's not a gimmick; it's the truth.
"I'm a regular guy who...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
As a high school senior at Baltimore City College in 1989, Bala Ambati had some rather lofty goals, telling the yearbook he aspired "to become a doctor, win the Nobel Prize and help humanity." By then Ambati already stood apart from his 12th grade-...
| Sep 8, 2013
When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I am outraged by the use of gas by the Syrian government but equally outraged by the administration's mishandling of the whole process. Of course the U.S. should take some type of action ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). But President Barack Obama should...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:28 PM
If you like sci-fi mixed in with surreal choreography and a complicated father-daughter relationship, you're going to love "Gift of Forgotten Tongues," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Sept. 28.
Written by New York-based playwright Fengar...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, even he was surprised. Mr. Obama's winning of the prize was rightly controversial — after nine months in office it was difficult to determine what exactly had warranted it —...