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  • Big Ten brings Maryland new chances for study, research

    Big Ten brings Maryland new chances for study, research
    Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue. But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a...
  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold...
  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • Lasker Award: Cochlear implant pioneers took on 'impossible' task

    Listen up! Three scientists have won the 2013 Lasker Award for clinical research for pioneering work on cochlear implants that have given the profoundly deaf the ability to hear. The decades of groundbreaking research by Graeme M. Clark, Ingeborg...
  • Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work

    Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work
    Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...
  • Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist

    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist
    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87. "Howard was one of the...
  • Tift Merritt's 'Night' music

    Tift Merritt's 'Night' music
    Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...
  • John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD

    John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD
    John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD (nicknames “ John Ross, Doctor John, Rhino) Died at age of 57 drowned in a sailing accident on February 23, 2013. Residing in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born: Long Beach CALIF. On August 2, 1955 Son of Dr. John K Ross-Duggan,...
  • 'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

    'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests. Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...