| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Forward. It's more than a presidential campaign slogan.
It's also a directive on the second Sunday of March — this weekend — for clocks in the United States to move forward one hour under daylight-saving time. This means more afternoon sun....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Nineteen thousand four hundred thirteen.
Focus on that number. Like so many numbers in news articles, you might easily have skipped over 19,413. But this is an important number for what is happening in Maryland higher education.
According to the Cyber...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:22 PM
From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: Happy New Year! We will have an extra day this year because 2012 is a leap year. February will have 29 days instead of 28 and the year......
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:11 PM
In a tiny trailer parked near Loch Raven Reservoir, a 2-year-old doe draped in blue surgical cloth sleeps on her back as a veterinarian opens her belly. Less than an hour later, the deer is stepping back into the safety of the woods, the latest patient in...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Jonathan Thomas spent his first two years at the University of Maryland consumed by his studies in mechanical engineering. From his current vantage point, Thomas now realizes there was a void.
A former basketball star at Tuscarora High, where he was...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:38 PM
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.
| Mar 18, 2014
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Exonerations of wrongly convicted prisoners are at an all-time high. Last month, the governor of Washington put executions on hold because, since 1981, when the state last updated its capital punishment laws, a majority...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
I'm generally not an alarmist about earthquakes. As a California native, I've experienced my share of small to moderate reminders that our fair state is fractured from head to toe and we're all standing on broken plates.
But the shaking is putting me on...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:59 PM
With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit.
For the first time in 15 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House has released guidelines aimed at prodding companies that run some of the nation's most essential services such as utilities, cellphone towers and banks to better protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Officials said the...