| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:20 AM
About 60 people from Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties gathered Wednesday to participate in the next step of turning Harford's former HEAT Center into a university park that's a regional hub for technology.
"We've got to create a . . . sense of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Dr. William R. Bell, an internationally known Johns Hopkins hematologist who conducted research into bleeding and clotting disorders, died Oct. 4 of complications from a blood clot at his Roland Park home. He was 78.
"Bill was one of the premier...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Note: This op-ed has been updated to include the correct email address for co-author Bonnie Raindrop.
Maryland beekeepers lost nearly half of our honeybee hives last year, while 31 percent of all honeybee colonies died across the United States. Similar...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Any plans to close the oldest school in Howard County are off the table for now, Superintendent Renee Foose told the West Friendship community last week.
"As many of you are aware, the Howard County Public School System feasibility study issued in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Isaiah House won't be one of the students who walks through the doors of the newly renovated Pimlico Elementary/Middle School in a few years, but he jumped at the opportunity Wednesday to propose what he thought those who come after him should see and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The next time you're in a liquor store browsing the shelves, imagine you're strolling through a garden.
That bottle of gin is a juniper bush with citrus peels and maybe some coriander and even lavender thrown in for good measure. Tequila? Made from...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The American scientists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday have devoted most of their professional lives — up to four decades — to understanding how cells work.
They did it with funding from the same government that tea...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:17 AM
In a world of tanks and fighter jets, chemical hazard detection devices aren't exactly high profile. But nothing brings them into the light like a sarin gas attack.
Officials at Smiths Detection, which makes detectors locally and overseas that are...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The message from the community was resounding: the oldest middle school in Howard County is in dire need of a facelift.
After a public hearing and work session on Sept. 26, the Howard County Board of Education approved a $96.4 million capital budget...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:40 AM
When a study published last September concluded a transit bridge connecting the Columbia villages of Town Center and Oakland Mills was too costly, proponents of the plan, called Bridge Columbia, were not deterred.
Even though some groups may haven taken...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization — the American Physical Society — with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert." The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium...