Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, just announced that they will put part of their enormous wealth behind an effort to spread the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s successful STEM honors program to two University of California colleges.
Edwin "Ted" William Baker, who worked as a planner for the Rouse Co. in Columbia's formative years and pursued passions as varied as world travel and horseback riding, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The Baltimore resident was 77.
Ashraf Ghani left a comfortable life as an anthropology professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to help rebuild his war-torn homeland of Afghanistan after U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban government. Now, he is a step away from becoming its president, expected to compete in a runoff election against the front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah.
A documentary produced by a Johns Hopkins University physicist reveals what went on behind the scenes as researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research launched a set of experiments to prove or disprove the existence of what is known as the Higgs boson.
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The new ASA anti-Zionist declarations bear ominous implications for the core principles of the educational enterprise in America, which finds itself struggling to remain one of the dwindling bastions of academic freedom. Not only are the principles of intellectual independence and the universality of science at stake but, ultimately, so are democratic values in a free society
William C. Stanley, a cardiovascular physiologist who made connections around the world for his research and loved outdoor exercise, died Oct. 21 in Australia of a sudden coronary artery blockage. He was 56.
One law firm has rented out a conference room in the downtown Hilton and invited patients to discuss their legal options. Other firms are taking out newspaper ads, urging his patients to contact them. Others are asking clients to spread the word to other potential victims.
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90.
Tiffany L. Chan, O.D., an instructor of ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine, is seeing patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Bel Air (formerly Parris•Castoro Eye Care Center).
Dr. Solbert "Sol" Permutt, a retired physiologist and teacher who helped expand the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, died of esophageal cancer May 23 at Roland Park Place. The former Mount Washington resident was 87.
Current TV, the prime-time home of Keith Olbermann, Wednesday announced a strong election-year move with Jennifer Granholm joining the channel in January to host a show weeknights at 9 following Olbermann's.