| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The only known stocks of the deadly smallpox virus are now kept in two designated research laboratories, one in Russia and one in the United States. This has troubled many who believe that destruction of the virus would provide greater assurance that it...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78.
"Many believe that he saved UMBC from...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
While many of her friends spent the summer swimming or going to amusement parks, 11-year-old Asley Ventura, of Laurel, had fun participating in a space camp at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
During the two-week camp, Asley and about...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.
Christen McWithey is 19 years old.
McWithey, who just...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients.
They made copies and put them in loose-leaf notebooks. Every few years, other...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
The new approach, which is designed to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Commentator Peter Morici may consider himself a scientist, but he seems not to understand either what science and its practice entails nor what its limits and appropriate uses are ("Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal," July 1).
Science is a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Around 3 billion people worldwide cook in their homes over fires fueled by everything from wood and eucalyptus leaves to dried cow dung and quinoa and every year, the World Health Organization estimates, 4 million people die because of the smoke.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...