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  • Program aims to help girls, minorities succeed in math and science

    A new teacher training program designed to help girls and minorities succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is focusing on how small actions in the classroom can affect a student's achievement. The Educators' Equity...
  • A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief

    A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief
    Paul T. Graziano looked for all the world like a short-timer. Just weeks into his new job as Baltimore's housing commissioner, he was arrested at a Fells Point bar after a drunken tirade laced with anti-gay slurs. That was more than 10 years ago. He's...
  • Clarksville: Trio of girls advance to state competition in Reflections program

    Congratulations to Ciara Wholey who won the Reflections competition in literature at River Hill High School and at the county level. Next comes the state competition. Samantha Thach and Jen Smith also won for dance choreography. Congratulations and good...
  • Harry L. Rosenzweig, McDaniel math professor

    Harry L. Rosenzweig, McDaniel math professor
    Harry L. Rosenzweig, an influential mathematics professor who had been chairman of the math department at McDaniel College, died Friday of pancreatic cancer at his Westminster home. He was 72. "Harry was very popular with math majors and, in general,...
  • Clarksville: Yu the man! River Hill junior earns perfect 2,400 score on SAT

    River Hill High is blessed with some very bright and multi-talented students and Anthony Yu is one of the brightest. The junior is one of only eight River Hill students to ever make a perfect score on the SAT. He scored a perfect 800 in critical reading,...
  • At poker World Series, which prevails? Skill or luck?

     
    The stock question regarding poker is: Luck or skill, which is it? Well, given a reasonable field, skill seems to still come in handy.The first event of the 39th World Series of Poker over the weekend was a $10,000 buy-in......
  • What a vaccine does

    In the nearly 40 years since the nation declared war on cancer, great advances have been made in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment. The death rate for breast cancers has fallen. More is discovered all the time about the genetics and...
  • Elusive cure

    Elusive cure
    In a darkened slice of a convention center ballroom, Dr. Leisha Emens takes her place in front of hundreds gathered to hear about her latest research. The Johns Hopkins oncologist doesn't look particularly comfortable in the spotlight. This is no way...
  • Youtube video: Penguin robots

    Youtube video: Penguin robots
  • Ack! Sneeze germs carry farther than you think

    Ack! Sneeze germs carry farther than you think
    We all know that a sneeze or a cough in a crowded bus or train car triggers a quick vector calculation: Am I far enough from the hacker/sneezer to be safe from contagion? Or have I just been showered in germs, with more likely to come? Based on those...
  • MIT cop slain in manhunt for Boston Marathon bombers is memorialized

    In just a dozen seconds, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon last year, creating a tailspin that lasted for days. On Friday, the police officer killed during the manhunt for the bombers was memorialized as the...
  • Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon...