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  • Patrick Prendergast, Navy engineer

    Patrick Prendergast, Navy engineer
    Patrick O. Prendergast, a retired electrical engineer who worked for the Navy, died of heart failure Feb. 1 at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Glen Burnie resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, he was the son...
  • NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015

    NASA space probe sends back first pictures of Pluto in 2015
    NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back some new images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon as seen from more than 126,000 miles away. Over the coming months, the grand piano sized spacecraft will take thousands of pictures...
  • Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop

    Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop
    Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they bought the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of...
  • In Hopkins basement, bats and owls offer clues into brain function

    In Hopkins basement, bats and owls offer clues into brain function
    In one corner of the basement of Ames Hall at the Johns Hopkins University, Cynthia Moss opened the door of a room where about a dozen Egyptian fruit bats dozed inside a milk crate attached to the wall. "Come on, sweeties," she said, stirring them up,...
  • In literature, new attention to old age, dying

    In literature, new attention to old age, dying
    "O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …" —T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...
  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living

    Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living
    It was the day after Mother's Day in 2012 when Faith Walker ran into her East Baltimore house unable to breathe. Her mother, Tyishia Walker, who suffers from asthma and has an older daughter with the disease, knew exactly what was wrong: Faith also...
  • Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps

    Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a longtime advocate for the National Institutes of Health, offered new details on Thursday of legislation she has introduced to increase funding for medical research -- adding her voice to a growing debate in...
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • Hopkins study may show that beauty is in the eye -- or the mind -- of the beholder

    What makes a person attractive? A warm smile? Bright eyes? Smooth skin? According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, other people's perceptions of a person's attractiveness can be more important than the person's appearance. Professor...
  • Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist

    Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist
    Natalie L. "Toby" Mendeloff, a community activist and volunteer, died Jan. 29 at Sinai Hospital of complications of the flu. She was 94. The daughter of Henry Lavenstein, a department store owner, and Bessie Siff Lavenstein, a homemaker, Natalie...