| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Even small birds are a big problem at airports.
All sorts of feathered and furry creatures are a threat to aircraft — both commercial and private. Part of an airport manager's job is to take care of wildlife effectively, said Mike Wilson, who...
| Sep 21, 2012
Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75.
Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:24 PM
From the front steps of its large manor house, the Belmont estate in Elkridge looks the same as it has for more than two centuries, with rolling pastures and woodlands as far as the eye can see.
Inside, the house retains much of its character from when...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Benjamin H. Passey, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Nature of Research: Passey was part of an international team that analyzed the diet of Australopithecus sediba, a human-like primate that...
| Jul 14, 2012
Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86.
| Mar 25, 2012
In its early days, America lacked world-class universities, libraries, scientific research facilities, and museums. Many Americans believed such things were unnecessary for national security and economic growth, and were disinterested in the promotion...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:08 PM
For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable.
To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London.
But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital.
Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:32 PM
The spotlight shined Tuesday on Smithsburg as the artwork of several artists from that area was exhibited during a two-hour reception at The Miller House on West Washington Street.
Included in the exhibit are works from Emily Clayton Bishop and Luther B....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidalmight have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
But Vidal made his...