| Feb 28, 2014
One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Imagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They already exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Lee McDaniel, a farmer from Darlington and longtime member of the Harford Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been confirmed as president-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts.
"I am honored to know that I will...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Most people lose weight during the week and gain weight on the weekends, a new study finds.
Yet, researchers say it's the weekday diets that are most important for maintaining a healthy weight.
The researchers at Cornell University looked at people'...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000.
Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Go ahead and eat a few French fries or a couple of bites of chocolate cake - as long as it's the weekend, when diets tend to fall by the wayside only to be resumed on Monday morning, a new study suggests.
"Regardless of who you are, there's a rhythm to...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work.
At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, a psychiatrist whose work with underserved children in her hometown of Baltimore became the core of a regional practice, died May 12 of breast cancer. The Mount Washington resident was 65.
Raised in the Harlem Park neighborhood...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:18 PM
If you could get a $5 lunch for $1, would it taste better? Be a more satisfying lunch?
If you chose the bargain, guess again.
Price affects consumer satisfaction, and getting a deal doesn’t necessarily make diners like their food better,...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
When Mary Agnes McCarville and Fred Lewis met as students at the University of Delaware in 1949, they naturally had no way of knowing where their courtship would lead.
Today, after 63 years of marriage, the Clarksville parents of 10 recently had...