| May 25, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Mud pits, electric wires, climbing walls and a long-distance run — for most participants, outdoor obstacle races offer a chance to overcome physical challenges and bond with friends, often in a rowdy atmosphere.
But even as these adrenaline-fueled...
| May 26, 2012
| 1:24 PM
As part of a federal project aimed at better treating pain, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will begin revamping the way it teaches future doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists.
Pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and their...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 12:38 PM
New Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley met with the media today and talked about coming "home" to the Baltimore-Washington area, about the Terps' quarterback situation and about a recruit he seems particularly excited to coach.
| Apr 26, 2012
| 6:02 AM
At first glance, the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair looks like a low-wattage shindig.
To the casual observer, the occasional gallery visitor, names like Barbara Takenaga, Deborah Kass and Madeleine Keesing have little resonance. That's because few...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:20 AM
From the earliest days of our nation, Americans have been a generous people. In 2012 alone, according to Giving USA estimates, Americans donated $316 billion to charity.
At no time is this generosity more evident than during the holiday season, when...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:35 AM
WASHINGTON There are bad ideas and then there are BAD ideas. The difference of course is in the potential for harm.
A recent prime example of the latter can be found in Fisher-Price's decision to begin exposing America's babies to the wonder of...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
By Paul Carsten and Adam Rose
BEIJING, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The day before China's Communist
Party published one of its most important policy statements in a
decade, a copy of the reform plans was already circulating on
Chinese social media.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:09 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the abortion debate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level.
Early voting is underway in...
| Oct 20, 2013
In the summer of 2011, Kim Henderson, 32, was attending a writers conference at Reed College in Portland, Ore., when she decided to slip away for an afternoon and lose herself in the shelves at the Powell's Bookstore. In the shop's staff picks' section,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Could cannibal Hannibal Lecter be capable of empathy? Psychopaths do have empathy, researchers say, but it doesn't come naturally.
A brain-imaging study of 18 violent, psychopathic criminals in the Netherlands, the largest such study undertaken,...