| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I was quite disappointed by way the school was portrayed recently by commentator Anne D. Neal ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). Her attack on St. Mary's educational standards was off-base and a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam.
Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Flashcards. Eric Spioch admits they may be a little old-fashioned. But the low-tech staple for young children learning their numbers and letters helped him achieve a double major in Spanish and Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at McDaniel College.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:08 AM
When Sheri Lewis joined APL in 2001 as a public health analyst, an electronic disease surveillance system was just being developed at the lab.
The impetus, she recalls, was Sept. 11 and the letters containing anthrax bacteria spores that were mailed the...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Some of springtime's more notable heralds appear to be fading away, as a new study finds frogs, toads and salamanders disappearing at an alarming rate across the United States.
In what they say is the first analysis of its kind, scientists with the U.S....
| May 30, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Six people will be added to the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame during afternoon and evening ceremonies to be held at the school on Wednesday, June 5. The six will join 20 others inducted during the first two years of the program which honors alumni,...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:51 PM
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A wind power project proposed on the lower Eastern Shore that's struggling to overcome objections from the Navy has a new, airborne worry — bald eagles.
Federal wildlife biologists say the population of the once-rare national bird has grown so...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Coppin State University is moving forward with an $80 million Science and Technology Center that it hopes will boost sagging enrollment despite concerns that the West Baltimore school will not have enough money to operate the building.
| May 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
I was given a potted hydrangea flower as an Easter gift. Can I plant that outdoors?
Mophead (Grandiflora) hydrangeas are hardy outdoors, but yours was bred for greenhouse culture and forced into bloom for the holidays, so its chances are less certain....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
It was Dirty Finger Club Day at Linton Springs Elementary School, near Eldersburg.
Out in the vegetable garden — one of a dozen "outdoor classrooms" in the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of school's spacious grounds — Anna Letaw, a...