| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Dr. Norman R. Freeman Jr., a retired internist who had cared for Baltimore Colts players for two decades, died Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 97.
The son of Norman R. Freeman, a window...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Retirement planners generally recommend that you have enough savings at the end of your working life to replace 70 percent to 85 percent of preretirement income. The targets take into account that you'll no longer be saving for retirement, getting...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby?
I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live.
Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.
Researchers at Princeton University used more than 140 million U.S. birth records to track groups of...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:17 AM
A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said.
Andrea Jaime, a 19-year-old from Miami, was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, for the first time, college football powers will square off in a four-team playoff to decide who's top dog.
No Ivy League schools will be crashing that party. Then, it's in the annual college rankings issued by arbiters like U.S. News & World...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues.
At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...