| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:28 PM
On Sunday, a NASA Langley airborne laboratory will embark on a joint sea-and-air research campaign from Maine to Virginia to Bermuda to help hone the world's most advanced technologies to study ocean phytoplankton.
For 20 days, scientists from NASA...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago investment manager with strong ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is among the contributors who have collectively donated more than $850,000 to the foundation overseeing the development of President Barack Obama’s presidential library, according...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:13 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — A $1 million gift will allow Colonial Williamsburg to team up with Columbia University to teach teachers how to spread American history and civics across the curriculum in New York state schools.
Colonial Williamsburg will...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
He wouldn’t be the only victim they knew, but he was probably the one they knew best.
Friends and colleagues of Joep Lange, who died Thursday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, remembered the prominent researcher as a straight-talking and well-...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Forging something worthwhile and lasting from tragedy is difficult at best, but the Sarah C. McCausland New Trier Performing Arts Scholarship was created this year to do just that.
Sarah, a 2013 New Trier High School graduate, was very active in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston.
"I had no hope after that,"...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University, Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009&...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:57 PM
In the 1980s, state Sen. Kenneth T. Hampton's cream-colored Lincoln Continental was a fixture at the grocery store in Higganum center while he talked to constituents inside. Hampton, who represented the 33rd District, died July 3 in Cape Coral Fla. He was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:25 AM
From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Carroll Community College didn’t even have its independence when Dr. Faye Pappalardo joined the staff as dean of student services in 1988.
The college — a satellite location for Catonsville Community College, now the Community College of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...