| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
My favorite story in The Baltimore Sun last week was by my colleague Eileen Ambrose, reporting on how Marylanders are a bunch of whiners, at least according to a state-by-state breakdown of the complaints received by the federal Consumer Financial...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:55 AM
A new study finds residential wells more likely to be contaminated when near drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing.
Researchers led by Duke University's Robert Jackson report that although the vast majority of wells checked in northeastern...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 AM
With last week's announcement of Towson Row, a $300 million project that will include apartments, student housing, retail and office space in downtown Towson, area elected officials have ramped up efforts to introduce a circulator bus to stem an...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
As a reminder of just how persistent some toxic chemicals can be, a Johns Hopkins-led research team reports finding traces of long-banned DDT and PCBs along with other contaminants in the blood of 50 pregnant women checked from Baltimore and its suburbs. ...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Officials with the Howard County Public School System Thursday night recommended closing West Friendship Elementary School, the oldest school in the county.
The recommendation came during the presentation of the annual feasibility study at the Board...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Dr. Martin Helrich, a pioneering anesthesiologist who had headed the department of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Sunday of complications from heart disease at his Pikesville home.
He was 91.
"Martin was so...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A Morgan State University professor accused of defrauding the National Science Foundation also paid out Department of Defense grant money to students in exchange for kickbacks, federal prosecutors allege in a court filing.
Manoj Kumar Jha, director of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Aberdeen Proving Ground continues to make computing history, as it formally unveiled a new supercomputer system Monday, one of only five such Army facilities in the country to have the sophisticated equipment.
The supercomputers, named "Hercules" and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well.
For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:25 AM
As the economy continues to flounder, many cities are looking for ways to replicate Silicon Valley's financial success. When seeking to catch the magic of those biggest successes — Apple, Google and Facebook — the word "innovation" gets thrown...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
People across the political spectrum acknowledge that no one knows exactly what policies or programs would substantially reduce individual gun deaths and mass killings. Without well-conducted research, we will never find out. As a physician, I applaud...