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  • Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project

     Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project
    The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
  • DNA evidence and the O.J. Simpson trial

    I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy...
  • Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]

    Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]
    A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
  • Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves

    Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves
    You know those colorful, plastic, exfoliating microbeads suspended in hundreds of face and body washes, scrubs and toothpaste? They can pollute waterways and poison fish and birds. Environmentalists, politicians and others, including groups in Los...
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests

    New law to help inmates prove innocence with DNA tests
    Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent. McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
  • Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display

    Vincent van Gogh ear replica made from relative's DNA goes on display
    It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life." A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
  • BYK Completes $50 Million Expansion Of Chemical Additive Plant In Wallingford

    — BYK USA Inc. on Thursday celebrated the opening of its new three-story factory that mixes chemicals to make additives used in paint and other products. The $50 million project allows the chemical company to more than double its production of...
  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers
    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
  • DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later

    DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later
    More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...