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  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice

    Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice
    Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...
  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century....
  • Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders

    Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders
    On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company. Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...
  • 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-...
  • From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web

    From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web
    The jihadist calling himself Abdullah caused a brief stir on the Internet this week — but not, to his disappointment, because of his backing for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Instead, his comments posted on Twitter over the death of...
  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....