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  • Study aims to shield marine mammals from offshore wind projects

    Study aims to shield marine mammals from offshore wind projects
    State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City. The two-year study, to be led by the University of...
  • Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]

    Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]
    An Irishman, a Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar. It's a classic set-up line for a classic American joke. But it's also a means of coping with our diversity. We need such jokes. Despite all our slogans to the contrary, diversity such as ours isn't always...
  • National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

    National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit
    The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is...
  • Bay crab population decreases

    Bay crab population decreases
    The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains in a serious slump for the second straight year, with the number of females dropping to a dangerously low level, officials announced Thursday. Severe winter weather, not overfishing, is largely to blame,...
  • School funding falls short for city gifted programs

    School funding falls short for city gifted programs
    Darius Johnson says he's just an ordinary student, presented with an educational opportunity in his freshman year of high school that led him to extraordinary choices: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Duke, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and Washington...
  • Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users

    Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users
    While blind people can browse the Internet through a variety of means, there is often one thing that stops them cold — a security feature known as a CAPTCHA that's designed to distinguish human users from robots. CAPTCHAs, in which a user must...
  • Kids learn healthy habits from McDaniel's Fitness Buddies

    Kids learn healthy habits from McDaniel's Fitness Buddies
    A group of McDaniel College students and elementary school kids have only needed one thing to bond: a couple of hours in the gym together. With a few balls, a plastic bat and some jump ropes, the newly established Fitness Buddies group meets weekly...
  • Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC

    Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC
    It's Tuesday morning and the whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC. Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville, has just programmed an infrared laser...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky

    Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky
    Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
  • Discovering new passions in retirement

    Discovering new passions in retirement
    When Joe Marsala was a kid in Texas, an excitable neighbor would call him over regularly to see a special new plant she had found. After a career as a computer scientist and a mathematician, primarily for the Department of Defense, the Lothian retiree can...
  • Math & Science grad returns to AHS to give girls a map for success

    Math & Science grad returns to AHS to give girls a map for success
    She was part of the first graduating class of the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School. When it opened, some thought it was hard to get students to compete for admission. Now, it's clear the challenge is getting past the waiting list. For...