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  • Rose Parade judges named

    Rose Parade judges named
    The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday the float judges for the upcoming 126th Rose Parade. Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian will score the 2015 floats, assessing the creativity, imagination and beauty of the entries,...
  • James Watson on 'Father to Son'

    James Watson on 'Father to Son'
    In 1953, at just 24 years old, James Watson made a discovery that brought him lifelong fame. At Cavendish Laboratory, he and Francis Crick were the first to map the double helix, the structure of DNA. Years before that, Watson learned curiosity,...
  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • Marita W. Watts, educator

    Marita W. Watts, educator
    Marita W. Watts, a longtime Harford County public schools educator whose roles ranged from teacher and principal to being named supervisor of elementary education, died Nov. 19 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of heart failure. She was 88....
  • A great scientist's fall into crankdom: The case of DNA pioneer Jim Watson

    A great scientist's fall into crankdom: The case of DNA pioneer Jim Watson
    Word emerged over the weekend that James D. Watson, whose co-discovery in 1953 of the structure of DNA is one of the landmarks of 20th-century biological science, is putting his Nobel Prize medallion up for auction. The sale of the medal he received for...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • New Toni Morrison novel coming in April

    New Toni Morrison novel coming in April
    For fans of literary fiction, the announcement of a new Toni Morrison novel is kind of like that new "Star Wars" preview – it won't be out for several months, but that won't stop devotees from getting really, really excited. Publishing house Alfred...
  • Sorry haters: Obama will be remembered as a successful president

    Sorry haters: Obama will be remembered as a successful president
      "[President] Obama faces trash talk left, right and center -- literally -- and doesn't deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful...
  • Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

    Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus
    Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “...
  • Time spent with teenagers offers glimpse of a better future

    Time spent with teenagers offers glimpse of a better future
    I spent a recent Tuesday evening with the newly formed Feminist Club at northwest suburban Conant High School. Seniors Taylor Waidanz and Natalie Betz moderated a roundtable discussion on women and leadership, tossing thoughtful questions out left and...
  • Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR

    Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR
    Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...