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  • Hopkins team explores the dark side of light

    Hopkins team explores the dark side of light
    Scientists who study sleep understand that light has a dark side, because it can interrupt natural rhythms, causing the mood and learning problems that go with lack of rest. Johns Hopkins University researchers have taken the understanding a step...
  • Five questions with … Dr. Eddy C. Agbo

    Five questions with … Dr. Eddy C. Agbo
    Hundreds of thousands of people die of malaria every year, most of them in Africa. Dr. Eddy C. Agbo wants people to get diagnosed quickly and easily — right in their homes — so they can seek treatment. The barrier to quick and easy diagnoses...
  • Howard County students outperform others in state on HSAs

    Howard County students continue to outperform their fellow students across the state when it comes to required High School Assessment exams. In Howard County, 97 percent of graduating seniors passed the HSAs in 2012, according to the school system,...
  • 4H Club: No one knows rabbits like these 4H Club competitors

    Spontaneous applause erupted as the names of 4-H'ers were called Thursday evening, Aug. 9, at the Howard County Fair as youths and their families gathered for the annual potluck dinner and awards. One by one, kids carrying the rabbit project went up to...
  • DREAM Act links ambition with opportunity

    DREAM Act links ambition with opportunity
    Recently, people who would benefit from the Maryland DREAM Act rallied in Baltimore outside the Fallon Federal Building, which houses the local office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In Spanish and English, the speakers told...
  • Get your brain in gear at the HoCo STEM Festival

    Calling all kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related activities? The first annual HoCo STEM Festival is June 9, 1 to 4 p.m., at Howard Community College. This free community event is the brainchild of the Committee to...
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
  • Teaching the Chesapeake Bay

    Teaching the Chesapeake Bay
    I always worry, as I dust off the syllabus and prepare my fall course at Salisbury University — will the final exam show up? Storms along their 4,000-mile migration corridor or conditions on their sub-Arctic nesting grounds might delay the wild...
  • Head of the Class: Awards and accolades for local students

    At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., several Carroll County residents recently served as first-year orientation guides — known on campus as "FROGs" — as part of the university's orientation team. Included among them were Ashley...
  • Memorial service at McDaniel recalls Case as passionate educator, adventurer

    Memorial service at McDaniel recalls Case as passionate educator, adventurer
    More than 500 people took time from their Labor Day weekend to fill Big Baker Chapel at McDaniel College on Sept. 1, paying respects at a memorial service for the late Dr. Sam Case. Case, 70, a longtime Westminster resident, died Aug. 22 at Carroll...
  • Local Angus breeder owns bull in 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation

    Paul J. Prosser III, of White Hall, owns one bull listed in the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance...
  • Johns Hopkins biology professor wins top research award

    Johns Hopkins biology professor wins top research award
    Johns Hopkins University adjunct biology professor Donald Brown has won the 2012 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science for his work in genetics, as well as mentoring young scientists. He is the sixth Hopkins faculty member to win...