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  • Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor

    Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor
    Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
  • Zebra mussels spotted in upper bay

    Zebra mussels spotted in upper bay
    Zebra mussels have finally made their way down the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, though it's unclear what if any harm the invasive aquatic species might do there. This month, state biologists found 20 of the non-native shellfish attached to...
  • New western Maryland wind energy project in works

    New western Maryland wind energy project in works
    While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm." Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
  • Harford exceeds state in 2011 graduation rate, HSA passing scores

    Harford exceeds state in 2011 graduation rate, HSA passing scores
    Harford County's Class of 2011 scores on the annual High School Assessments were among the highest in the state and above the state average, according to figures released recently. In Harford County, 94.8 percent of students met the HSA requirement,...
  • Harford family goes from despair to hope after son's harsh diagnosis

    January 2001 was a happy time for Dan and Tina Carson, of Havre de Grace. It's the month their second child, and first son, was born. Mark Carson was welcomed not only by his dad and mom, but also by Dan and Tina's first born, daughter Sarah. The young...
  • 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...
  • School of Medicine dean headlines BWI Business Partnership breakfast

    The BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., at the Westin BWI Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, in Linthicum Heights. Featured speaker at the breakfast will be E. Albert Reece,...
  • Arundel schools present results of 5-year strategic plan

    After the Anne Arundel County school board received its annual update on the system's five-year strategic plan for student achievement, board member Solon Webb directed one question to school officials: "Are we winning or losing?" Webb's query prompted a...
  • Howard County residents earn academic honors

    Clarksville student Janie Tankard received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College during the school's 361st commencement. Samuel Lee, of Ellicott City, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Berklee College of Music,...
  • 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,...
  • Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance

    Bright Minds: Sheri Lewis, global disease surveillance
    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...
  • Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy

    Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy
    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...