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Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality. Mineral dust rises from dry...
The marriage of two disciplines, mathematics and art, may seem an unlikely union given an artist’s innate desire for free expression. Meet Helaman Ferguson, whose sculpture is known for its root in mathematical design. Ferguson, of North Laurel,...
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Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
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...
Five new members were inducted into the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame Tuesday in conjunction with the EHS Class of 2012 commencement ceremonies the same day. The five newest members of the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame are: Retired Maj. Gen....
Legally enforced segregation might have ended decades ago, but a new study finds that white families tend to move to white neighborhoods and black families tend to move to black neighborhoods, even as the country's racial diversity keeps expanding. The...
From 2008 to 2011, average monthly applications for food stamps in Baltimore increased by 66 percent, and applications for temporary cash assistance rose 35 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. These numbers are the most...
The Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1997. Tara Everly, Joan Lovelace, Erica McCauley, Alisha Mosley and Elise Ray join the 59 men and women who have previously been inducted. Everly was a three-sport athlete at Oakland...
A family of three in Baltimore County needs about $62,000 just to make ends meet, a new report shows. And, without government assistance, minimum wage barely gets them a quarter of the way there. In Baltimore City, that same family of an adult with a...
One in five Americans has significant hearing loss, far more than previously thought, according to new research that has scientists warning of an impending public health threat. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say the growing number of...
The Seattle TimesSEATTLE Don't expect kids to have a lot easier access to pot under Washington state's new law allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana. Teens already report that they can score weed pretty easily. Last year, 66 percent of the state's high...
The Philadelphia InquirerARDMORE, PA. There were moments in Cheng-Tsung Pan's U.S. Open round of 75 Saturday like the double-bogey on 14 or the blown par putt a hole later when another golfer might have wilted, even snapped. But his father raised him to be tougher than that....
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