| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:33 PM
Satellite images showing the catastrophic devastation of two Nigerian towns by Boko Haram put the Islamist militant group back in the news Thursday. “One town, Doron Baga, has been almost wiped off the map, with about 3,100 houses burned down, while...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:39 PM
In a world with global warming, finite fuel sources and a renewed focus on clean sources of energy, one hot spot of protest on college campuses is becoming a push to clean up university money.
At Penn State, the driving force is Fossil Free PSU, a year-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Three children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have gone to court over control of their father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. A judge failed to issue a ruling on the dispute Tuesday.
Last year, brothers Dexter King and Martin Luther King III compelled...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
All told, the writers who left us in 2014 penned hundreds of children's books, poetry collections, novels and true stories.
We lost a National Book Award winner, a revealing Hollywood memoirist, two Nobel Prize winners, beloved children's book authors,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:27 AM
In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:43 PM
A family feud among the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children was on display in an Atlanta courtroom Tuesday as his heirs sparred over who owns his personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.
Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King want to...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:18 AM
As buzz surrounding the word gets louder, teens investigate what it means to be a feminist.
Everybody’s been using the F-word. From Beyoncé at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards to teens on social media, it seems like everyone has something to say...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe.
He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS.
The sophisticated imaging technology...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 8:25 PM
When I was a little kid, it was a time-honored tradition in my church — Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church — that all the children of the Sunday school classes would "Say Pieces" at Christmastime and Easter.
Such were the agonizing...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I read with a sense of chagrin and exasperation reporter Ian Duncan's article on Maryland resident Alan Gross who is incarcerated in Cuba ("Wife of jailed contractor and White House plea for his release," Dec. 3).
The spokesman for the State...