| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible?
Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A settlement was filed in bankruptcy court Tuesday that could provide $100 million as early as next year to victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, lawyers said.
New England Compounding Center, its owners,...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Baltimore once suffered the highest rate of tuberculosis infection of any large city in the country — 75 cases per 100,000 people in 1966.
Since the 1980s, however, the city has served as a model for tuberculosis control and prevention, helping to...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport.
It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill Thursday creating a regional 3D printing and additive manufacturing authority in collaboration with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The bill, creating the Northeast Maryland Additive...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I read two letters in The Sun that involve mental health and hope that Maryland will join other states with common sense laws to address severe mental illness, thus closing the revolving door between jail and hospital ("Dealing with trauma like WMAR...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:19 PM
How far can state officials go in blocking public access to records showing how Maryland farms are doing at reducing their pollution of the Chesapeake Bay?
That's the question the state's top court is weighing after recent oral arguments in Annapolis....
| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:05 PM
It wasn't all that many years ago that someone wanting to get rid of unused pain medication had no place to turn.
Pharmacies aren't equipped to dispose of medications dispensed that are no longer needed. Police agencies had no way to get rid of any...