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  • Enigmatic eels a focus of concern

    Enigmatic eels a focus of concern
    — On a chilly morning when other watermen on the Patuxent River dredged for oysters, Jimmy Trossbach sought more slippery quarry — American eels. "I don't know what we'll find here," Trossbach said as he guided his 45-foot workboat,...
  • Towson OB/GYN accused of photographing patients is touted in ad in Baltimore mag's 'Top Doctors' issue

    Towson OB/GYN accused of photographing patients is touted in ad in Baltimore mag's 'Top Doctors' issue
    Dr. John Yacoub, the Towson gynecologist accused of having an affair with a patient and storing photos of his patients' genitals on his phone, has been in the news a lot lately. Add this to Dr. Yacoub's media appearances: Baltimore Magazine's "Top...
  • Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco

    Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco
    Charis Ramsing will watch her former Wilde Lake High classmates return to school next week, having already told them she's transferring elsewhere for a year. The rising junior from Columbia doesn't begin classes at her new school until next month, and...
  • Rachel Woodward to wed Heath High

    Rachel Edna Woodward of Shreveport, La., and Heath Christopher High of Forest Hill announce their engagement. The groom is the son of Sam and Sherine High of Forest Hill. He is the grandson of Fred Mirmiran of Sparks, Wendie Berdy of Green Valley, Ariz.,...
  • Five questions for Frank Hamons

    Five questions for Frank Hamons
    Frank Hamons, a trained biologist who for the past 30 years has led efforts to dredge the port of Baltimore's channels, has left the Maryland Port Administration for the private sector. Hamons, 71, who worked his last day as deputy director for harbor...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street

    In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street
    As the sky-blue Winnebago makes its way though midday traffic in downtown Baltimore, pedestrians can't help but stare. Onlookers giggle and pull out their camera phones. The RV, painted with the phrase "Who's Your Daddy?" offers a service most wouldn'...
  • End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say

    End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say
    Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
  • Fishing notebook: Maryland-record cod caught out of Ocean City

    Fred Brungart of York, Pa., caught a Maryland record 38-inch, 24-pound Atlantic cod on May 31 out of Ocean City, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service reported last week. Brungart hooked the fish aboard the 80-foot headboat...
  • Biologists look for ways to make the bay a better home for ducks

    Biologists look for ways to make the bay a better home for ducks
    These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay. Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs. Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back. In a...
  • Organization to promote high school science with a video game

    Organization to promote high school science with a video game
    Gaming is hot right now — even in the lab-coat world of science education. The MdBio Foundation, a private charitable organization for promoting science learning and workforce development, is building an online video game for high school students....