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  • Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions

    Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions
    Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The molten lava that erupts from...
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' trailer

    Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' trailer
    Can Harry Potter pull off a transformation into a young Allen Ginsberg, future icon of the Beat generation? According to a spare 30-second teaser from the forthcoming movie "Kill Your Darlings," the answer is … quite possibly. John Krokidas'...
  • Malcolm Renfrew dies at 103; chemist helped develop Teflon

    Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show. The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Home therapy may help depressed African-American adults

    Home therapy may help depressed African-American adults
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bringing treatment and other help to depressed, middle-aged and older African-Americans in their homes was modestly effective in a new study. After four months of weekly one-hour sessions with a trained social worker,...
  • Sidney S. Forrest, Peabody teacher

    Sidney S. Forrest, Peabody teacher
    Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
  • Concussion settlement highlights difficulty of proving brain damage

    Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
  • City's academic chief departure comes amid critical instruction year

    City's academic chief departure comes amid critical instruction year
    Sonja Santelises stood before a room of Baltimore educators whose faces were filled with angst as she spoke about a rigorous new curriculum that would soon change everything they thought they knew about teaching. Three years later, when she pulled up...
  • Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience

    Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience
    Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland, Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online. "I'm too particular about the fit,...
  • All About Food: Is 'gluten-free' worth the liberation?

    All About Food: Is 'gluten-free' worth the liberation?
    Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods. The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
  • Another insider-turned-author mines Goldman Sachs

    Another insider-turned-author mines Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs is a sacred order, at least in the minds of some of its staff. "What Happened to Goldman Sachs" is the second book in 12 months from a former employee that accuses the bank's management of not being sufficiently devout. Steven Mandis,...