| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
John Kinnaman III, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst and Olympics enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of lung cancer at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. He was 74.
The son of a career Army officer and a homemaker, he was born in Indianapolis...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry.
Maryland is among 24 states vying...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Scientists aren't sure how much, if any, of Comet ISON's nucleus survived a pass by the sun Thanksgiving Day, and that will likely mean the comet won't be visible in the night sky as had been hoped.
"There just doesn't seem to be enough left of the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Viewing Comet Ison had been described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the Westminster Branch Library was prepared to host a 5 am "Cosmic Fest" Thursday to view the much anticipated comet.
But Comet Ison didn't survive a recent encounter with the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system.
Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis has appointed an assistant chief and a civilian chief of staff after being granted permission to do so by the County Council.
In October, the council approved a bill to give the police chief more leeway in...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The peak of hurricane season is approaching later this month, but storm activity in the middle of the Atlantic is unlikely to develop during the first half of August because of a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert moving across the ocean....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:47 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park plans to announce Tuesday the receipt of a software grant valued at $750 million from a division of Siemens Corp. — the largest donation of its kind for both the electrical engineering giant and the state's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As Baltimore area natives who retired to Chincoteague in 2006, we have a first-hand view not just of the launches but of the development of the various programs, infrastructure, policies and commercial by-products related to NASA's Wallops Research...