| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Within days of arriving at Duke University for medical school, Dr. Angela Poppe Ries, now 36, found the inspiration for her career. As a part of the welcoming ceremony for students, Anthony Galanos, a palliative care doctor, gave a speech that stuck...
| Oct 2, 2014
Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
A Boca Raton-based charity that focuses on fishing is getting ready to expand into several new locations to help disadvantaged children learn environmental awareness and ocean science.
Fishing for Families in Need was started by Lucas Metropulos, a...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream.
With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M."
She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Think that people in upstate New York will more strongly believe climate change is upon us after an early November blizzard dumped 7 feet of snow, which then was turned to slush by spring-like temperatures? Think again.
Freaky seasons and drastic...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data.
Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Blame the victim" is the standard default response in our country for rape and domestic-abuse cases.
She dressed inappropriately. The sex was consensual, and she just got upset the morning after. He or she provoked matters, and it escalated into a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales.
Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:05 PM
When the U.S. Army needed a Kiowa helicopter for a raft of tests to hone the aircraft's military performance, it didn't rescue a helo from the scrap heap and repurpose it.
Instead, the Army turned to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, where...