Scientists have used tissue from aborted fetuses in their research for years, but debate over the practice has re-emerged after Planned Parenthood was recently accused by anti-abortion activists of profiting from the practice.
One runs the intensive care unit at Howard County General Hospital. Another designs wastewater and sewer systems. A third oversees fire and rescue crews for the county fire department. While their jobs are dramatically different, the three have a few things in common. They are all women. They all work in professions dominated by men, which means they occasionally have to put up with snubs, insults and an old-boy network that can leave them out. And, they all love what they do and have done it with great success ¿ male-dominated profession or not.
As shows and films became more and more available online, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sought to ensure that these videos were captioned so deaf and hard of hearing viewers could click to get text for the audio portion. We filed a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and we won. But today, we face a new issue in the growing realm of streamed media from academia. Major universities like Harvard and MIT provide MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, but many of these
Important legislation is now pending in the Maryland General Assembly that would establish new goals for renewable energy. The legislation would increase our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), or the percentage of Maryland's energy that comes from renewable sources, from the current standard of 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, and would encourage further increases by 2025.
For decades the city has wrestled with what to do with its public markets. At the top of the list: Lexington Market, the biggest and most "world famous" where sales have slipped amid concerns about crime.
A mobile app designed by five Lime Kiln Middle School students that connects students to local volunteer opportunities will soon be available for download after it was selected as one of the eight best across the nation in a Verizon Wireless contest.
Through the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Annie Larkins and four friends -- Jessica Zinderman, Korie Scott, Lauren Hayden and Rebecca Li -- have designed a mobile app concept called VolunteerMe that connects students with volunteer opportunities in school and throughout the community.
President Obama's "America's College Promise proposal is a game-changer. Two years of tuition-free study at a community college can be transformational. With potentially 9 million people eligible for the benefit, this initiative will have an extraordinary impact on communities traditionally left behind.
If the Great Bay wind project is killed, it will be a terrible loss for Maryland. Governor O'Malley's visionary plan for Maryland to lead in clean energy jobs and investment will be set back. Somerset County, Maryland's poorest, will be deprived of a $200 million investment, 500 construction jobs and $44 million in new tax revenues. Over 200 landowners would lose untold millions in royalty payments. Mr. Hoyer created this fake crisis by meddling in a process that he himself passed a law to
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris on Wednesday questioned a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, an administration health care consultant who has come under fire for recent comments about the "stupidity of the American voter."
Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the basic message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans to deliver.
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski tucked language into a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern Shore.
An Irishman, a Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar. It's a classic set-up line for a classic American joke. But it's also a means of coping with our diversity. We need such jokes. Despite all our slogans to the contrary, diversity such as ours isn't always easy to negotiate. Humor is just one of the ways Americans navigate, narrate, expose and otherwise unburden ourselves of the absurdities and pitfalls of living in such a complicated place.
Instead of the federal CO2 level, Maryland must focus on the state level to eliminate the toxic pollutants nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. This can only be achieved by retiring the Charles P. Crane and Herbert A. Wagner coal power plants that produce them.