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  • History Matters: Russians ready to take on any Japanese threat 75 years ago

    100 Years Ago The iceman cameth From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes. "Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
  • U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine

    U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine
    Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding could lead to a brain drain that will undermine the country's global status in medicine. With funding at the National Institutes of...
  • Howard resident recalls tenure, and terror, aboard USS Intrepid

    As Henry Mouzon Sr. conjures memories of his tenure aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during World War II, he serves notice that, at age 87, his mind is still as sturdy as the 41,000-ton ship that carried him to the shores of East Asia and...
  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
  • Dream home: Estate of zen

    Dream home: Estate of zen
    The approach from the long, circular driveway reveals Dick and Susan Wolven's brick home is unmistakably Georgian in style. Just beyond the front door, however, the interior design and furnishings are a celebration of everything Asian, is a reflection of...
  • Poll: Should you donate to Japan?

    As he filled out his NCAA tournament bracket Wednesday on ESPN (predicting the Kansas Jayhawks as winners) President Barack Obama urged viewers to donate money to relief work in Japan.  But an article in the New York Times and an opinion column from...
  • Warning: You're not allowed to joke about Japan

    Warning: You're not allowed to joke about Japan
    Most of us with a sense of tact know you don't joke about real, genuine human tragedy. You don't make light of a murder. You don't crack on someone who just got diagnosed with cancer. You generally don't say mean, nasty things about the dead or suffering....
  • Irrational nuclear fears lead to potassium iodide shortages in U.S.

    There is great fear in the world today about Japanese nuclear reactors exploding in a Chernobyl-level disaster. Citizens in Japan are scrambling to get ahold of potassium iodide, which can protect against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland.  Here'...
  • Satellite imagery shows power outages in Japan

     
    Air Force satellite imagery is showing exactly how widespread the electric power outages have been in northeast Japan since the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami damaged whole towns and cities, and much of the power infrastructure. The image...
  • Japan quake felt in Virginia water well

     
    The big earthquake this morning in Japan sent seismic waves around the planet, and, as so often happens with big quakes, those waves triggered a reacting in an especially quake-sensitive monitoring well in Christiansburg, Va. Take a look at the......
  • Pick it up with your fingers, that's what people in Japan do

     
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  • Top Chef DC: International house of chefs

     
    Kelly admits she messed up on the last challenge, calling it a "fatal error" even though clearly it wasn't because she's still here. On pea-gate, Alex says he had no idea that Ed had a pea puree. Meanwhile, Ed says......