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  • Around Annapolis: Eastport girl is a veteran activist at the age of 14

    Around Annapolis: Eastport girl is a veteran activist at the age of 14
    It isn't often that a teenager is considered a veteran of something. Josalyn Bonney, however, is precisely that - an eight-year veteran activist. At the age of 14, she has raised over $11,000 for the Rainforest Foundation US with a lemonade stand she sets...
  • Announcements

    Seeking volunteers Spa Creek Conservancy, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to stewardship of the Spa Creek Watershed through restoration, mitigation, preservation and education, is seeking members to participate as volunteers in environmental...
  • Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

    Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer
    It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-...
  • Around Annapolis: Women-only group invites others who seek to serve

    Around Annapolis: Women-only group invites others who seek to serve
    When Ann Cole, Pam Flake and Sarah Jane Dunaway joined the Junior League of Annapolis after moving back to the area, it was not only a benefit to the community, but also a way for like-minded women to reconnect. “After moving to Seattle for...
  • European 'butter power'

    European 'butter power'
    There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
  • Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium

    Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium
    Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things. In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are. Video...
  • Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia

    The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday. The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA...
  • Are robots lining up to snatch your job? Maybe

    DEAR JOYCE: My daughter and son are in high school and it will soon be time for them to anticipate their future careers. What are some of tomorrow's good jobs and which ones are likely to hit the dustbin? -- P.H. As technology continues to fire away at...
  • Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.

     Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.
    Laura's Law has been an option for counties in California since 2003, but only in recent weeks have three of the most populous ones — Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco — voted to implement it. The law — like another one in New York,...
  • British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

    British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan
    Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans. The “Flare Pan&...
  • Home of the Week: Chez Gray is 50 shades of Navy blue and gold

    Beth Henderson Gray and Dave Gray have a relationship that has spanned the decades, a few states and several rivers. It began when she flirted with a tall, handsome toll booth collector on one span of the Thousand Islands Bridge in upstate New York....
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...