| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Robert Lenox Dwight, a retired engineer who founded the National Electronics Museum and was active in the Assateague Coastal Trust and the Cylburn Arboretum, died of pneumonia March 22 at Baywoods of Annapolis. He was 91 and had lived on Gibson Island....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Fruit flies could make some talented fighter pilots. Scientists who had the insects wing it through two laser beams watched the bugs make hairpin turns at blazing fast speeds, by banking in the same way that fighter jet planes do. The findings,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Fruit flies seem to have a preternatural ability to evade annoyed swatters. Now, laser-wielding scientists have discovered the secret of these winged escape artists: They execute speedy hairpin turns by banking in the same way that fighter jets do....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:43 PM
It's lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.
She's dumping them into the trash can.
The apricots are "sour," the junior says. The meat is...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Why do our eyes open wide when we feel fear or narrow to slits when we express disgust? According to new research, it has to do with survival.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers concluded that expressions...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Science geeks whipped themselves into a veritable frenzy of anticipation over the weekend for the premiere of "Cosmos," the much-touted reboot of the classic series created by astronomer Carl Sagan in the 1970s.
You have to understand: Sagan and his...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
FALLON, Nev. — The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis.
Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory...
| 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...