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  • Big MOCA donor Steven Cohen faces off with feds over hedge fund

    Federal authorities are trying to topple Steven A. Cohen from his heights as one of the world’s top hedge fund managers by stripping him of the right to invest other people’s money. Could fighting the non-criminal proceeding that the...
  • Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study

    Did snow fall on Mars? Melt water may have carved slopes: study
    Could it have snowed on Mars? Valley networks carved into slopes on the Red Planet may hint of snowmelt that ran down the sides of crater rims and tall mountain ridges, according to a study released by the journal Geophysical Research Letters. So-called...
  • 'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry

    'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry
    Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • Former Hopkins star Harrison helps form alliance for black lacrosse players

    Former Hopkins star Harrison helps form alliance for black lacrosse players
    Former Johns Hopkins All-American Kyle Harrison is helping to bring together the world’s greatest black lacrosse players to form the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance, aimed at promoting academic, professional and social achievement for the next...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors

    WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
  • Review: 'Capital Culture' by Neil Harris

    When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
  • Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest

    Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest
    Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...