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.
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.
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.
'It was fun, but there were a lot of bugs': Citizen scientists document wildlife at Maryland Zoo for Earth Day
Amateur wildlife photographers celebrating Earth Day at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore largely ignored the lions, crocodiles, chimpanzees and other exhibits — and instead turned their camera lenses up to the sky and down to the dirt to study and document Druid Hill Park’s natural residents.
Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, has resigned as the president/CEO of Planned Parenthood, citing "philosophical differences" with the organization's board of directors.
Legislative auditors have accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of grants, including badly mismanaging an anti-gambling website, and referred two matters to the attorney general for possible criminal investigation.
An audit of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration revealed the health department agency failed to properly keep track of key data for initiatives it funded with millions of dollars in grants.
Shootings like the one Monday in Baltimore remain rare in health care settings, though assaults are not uncommon
While health care workers endure more injuries than other workers, data suggests that shootings remain uncommon.
Baltimore drug treatment center where fatal shooting occurred is highly regarded and the oldest in Maryland
Man Alive, on Maryland Avenue in Charles North, opened 50 years ago and has grown into a center regarded for its range of services for mental health and substance use disorders, including art therapy.
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.
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."
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.
Across the mountains of the West, the landscape of winter is changing. Deep snowpacks that held fast through winter, then melted in a torrent each spring are instead seeping away earlier in the year. Autumn is lasting longer while spring weather starts earlier.
The city of Baltimore and 10 hospitals are partnering to provide housing and services for 200 homeless people and families.
A new study finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis.
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will offer the nation's first graduate degree in cannabis, reversing a previous decision to drop such training.
Effects from marijuana can be experienced anywhere between one and four hours. Those under the influence of the drug are twice as likely to be in a crash.