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  • Study finds residential segregation is far from fading away

    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...
  • Five join Edgewood High Hall of Fame

    Five join Edgewood High Hall of Fame
    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....
  • Tracking the long-distance travels of dust

    Tracking the long-distance travels of dust
    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...
  • More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows

    More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows
    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...
  • In Baltimore City, more people need help feeding their families

    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...
  • Median wages in Md. fail to keep up with cost of basic needs, report says

    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...
  • Hall of Fame inductees share their love of sport with others

    Hall of Fame inductees share their love of sport with others
    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...
  • Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns

    Like mini fighter pilots, fruit flies can execute hairpin turns
    Fruit flies seem to have a preternatural ability to evade annoyed swatters. Now, laser-wielding scientists have discovered the secret of these winged escape artists: They execute speedy hairpin turns by banking in the same way that fighter jets do....
  • Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says

    Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets, study says
    Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...
  • Neuroscientist's idea wins new-toy award

    SEATTLE When he was a child, Robijanto Soetedjo used to play with his electrically powered toys for a while and then, when he got bored, take them apart much to the consternation of his parents. That curiosity about how things worked led him to a...
  • Hope for mudslide survivors 'almost nonexistent' as search continues

    SEATTLE The man often called upon to deliver heartbreaking news to families of mudslide victims says some relatives hold out hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive from the rubble. But 12 days after a massive hillside gave way and...
  • Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated, new study says

    The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...