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Lawsuit filed against Apple, Samsung after Chicago Tribune tests cellphones for radiofrequency radiation

A new class-action lawsuit against Apple and Samsung alleges the cellphone makers “intentionally misrepresented" the safety of the devices, citing a Chicago Tribune investigation that tested popular smartphones for radiofrequency radiation and found some results over the federal exposure limit.

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

The results of a Chicago Tribune investigation raise questions about whether cellphones always meet safety standards for radiofrequency radiation as well as whether those standards are adequate to protect the public.

Using synthetic crab blood substitute in biomedical testing could help save horseshoe crabs and shorebirds

As horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay recover from overfishing, there's a move to find an alternative to using their blood in biomedical testing.

Pennsylvania earthquake could be felt in northern Maryland

Parts of northern Maryland felt a 3.4 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.

There are three chances to spot the International Space Station flying over the Baltimore region this week

More chances to spot the International Space Station over the Baltimore region arise this week.

More than four decades after helping launch the Maryland Science Center, educator Jim O'Leary retires

Jim O’Leary’s fingerprints are everywhere in the Maryland Science Center. He retired Friday, the last of the science center’s founding team of staff.

Seven things we’ve learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans

Here's what scientists have learned so far about Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt object that's the most distant world yet visited by humans.

Exercise instructor redefines fitness for seniors

Curtis Adams' class at Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace in Lauderhill includes seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

He was ‘perfectly healthy’ before the mosquito bite. Nine days later, he was brain dead

A Michigan man reportedly "went from perfectly healthy to brain dead" in nine days after he contracted the rare, mosquito-borne virus Eastern equine encephalitis during an uptick in cases this year.

One in nine high school seniors vape nicotine near-daily, new survey says

More than 1 in 9 high school seniors report vaping nicotine on a near-daily basis, according to an annual government-funded survey that found a continued rise in teen use of e-cigarettes amid growing concern that products marketed as a more healthful alternative for tobacco smokers are getting young people hooked.

Are you an ‘extreme early bird’?

Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study.

CDC urges helmet use to prevent severe head injuries while riding scooters

The investigation, the first from the CDC into scooter use, gathered information from people treated at Austin hospitals last fall for injuries associated with the use of rental scooters.

Nutiva secures glyphosate residue free certification for organic chia seed line

Nutiva ®, pioneer of plant-based organic superfoods that nurture vitality, announced its line of Organic Chia Seeds is now Glyphosate Residue Free as certified by The Detox Project.

I eat junk food only when there is a craving: Ayushi Gudwani

Ayushi Gudwani started FableStreet, a premium workwear brand, in 2016 to cater to women of all shapes and sizes.

Antietam Blush: An apple bred for Maryland is on its way, but not in a hurry

Antietam Blush is the first apple bred specifically for Maryland, patented by the University of Maryland, College Park. But there are still many years to go before consumers can take a bite.

Five things to know about the earthquake off Ocean City — and earthquakes in general

Here are five things to know about earthquakes and the recent one off the coast of Ocean City.

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

Scientists from NASA 's New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by humans.

China just landed on the far side of the moon. Could it become the first nation to have its own moon base?

China's Chang'e-4 lunar lander is just part of an ambitious long-term space exploration plan that includes colonizing and commercially exploiting the solar system and beyond.

Around the world, miles of rock are missing. Could ‘Snowball Earth’ be the culprit?

Scientists say that several freak episodes of global glaciation scoured away miles of continental crust, obliterating a billion years of geologic history in the process. It could be the signature of "Snowball Earth."

Meet Ultima Thule: Dark as potting soil and shaped like a snowman, first images reveal

It’s rust-colored and lumpy. It’s about as dark as potting soil. And shaped like a snowman. Two days after NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hurtled past a small, frozen world 4.5 billion miles from Earth, Ultima Thule is finally coming into focus.

Johns Hopkins-led New Horizons mission successfully captures data from distant Ultima Thule; first images coming Wednesday

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft successfully captured images and data as it flew past an object nicknamed Ultima Thule early Tuesday morning, scientists confirmed. But they won't get their first close-up glimpse of the edge of the solar system until Wednesday afternoon.

First case of West Nile Virus found in Maryland resident

State health officials reported the first case of West Nile Virus found in a Maryland resident this year.

Edith R. ‘Roddy’ Esslinger, Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, dies

Edith R. Esslinger, an Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, has died at age 99.

Carol’s Western Wear in Glen Burnie to close after nearly 60 years

Bob Chance is closing Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie because the potential cost of long-term health care for his father has caused him to choose family over business.

Johns Hopkins opening a new psychedelic research center, studying use of ‘magic mushrooms’ and more

Johns Hopkins Medicine is launching a new psychedelic research center aimed at studying the health and wellness uses of a class of illegal drugs that produce profound changes in consciousness in users.

Dr. Francis D. ‘Frank’ Milligan, pioneering Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist who practiced for 49 years, dies

Dr. Francis D. “Frank” Milligan, a retired Baltimore gastroenterologist who worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Aug. 20 at his Roland Park Place home.

Katrina J. Dennis, trial attorney, university system regent and mentor to young lawyers and women, dies

Katrina J. Dennis was a well respected lawyer who served on governmental boards and was recalled for her sense of style and willingness to mentor young lawyers and students.

Medical malpractice trial for Maryland regent, lawyer dismissed upon her death

A medical malpractice lawsuit brought by Katrina Dennis, a University of Maryland regent and a corporate lawyer against a doctor and hospital at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, was dismissed Tuesday a week into her trial because the women died from breast cancer.