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  • What the impending helium shortage tells us about the cost of government gridlock in an interconnected world

    What the impending helium shortage tells us about the cost of government gridlock in an interconnected world
    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...
  • Bridge Columbia advocates expand plan for Route 29 bridge

    Bridge Columbia advocates expand plan for Route 29 bridge
    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...
  • Wilde Lake Middle community asks for renovation now

    Wilde Lake Middle community asks for renovation now
    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...
  • National Institute on Aging research studies deserve attention [Senior Circles]

    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...
  • Syria conflict brings attention to chemical detection

    Syria conflict brings attention to chemical detection
    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...
  • Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern

    Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern
    Six years ago ago, Janice Rowe and her husband shopped around and spent about $250 on a high-tech, air-cushioned, Riddell Revolution football helmet. It was pricey for a helmet at that time, but she considered it a bargain if it helped protect her son....
  • 'Drunk History' makes leap from web to Comedy Central

    'Drunk History' makes leap from web to Comedy Central
    Derek Waters says having Dave Grohl accept an invitation to appear on his new TV show was a dream come true. He also describes the idea of working alongside modern rock royalty as "petrifying." The Foo Fighters' lead singer had been a fan of Waters'...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins

    Federal medical research cuts decried at Hopkins
    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...
  • Dr. Martin Helrich

    Dr. Martin Helrich
    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...
  • Morgan professor accused of grant money kickback scheme

    Morgan professor accused of grant money kickback scheme
    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...
  • New APG supercomputers can do a quadrillion operations in a second

    New APG supercomputers can do a quadrillion operations in a second
    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...