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  • Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist

    Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist
    Dr. Gordon Feldman, a Johns Hopkins physicist who contributed to discovery of the antiproton, died in his sleep Wednesday at Symphony Manor Assisted Living from complications of Alzheimer's. The Baltimore resident was 85. The son of a street peddler...
  • Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...
  • Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.

     Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
  • 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

    'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!
    As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
  • Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle

    Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle
    Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, a 19th century fossil collector and paleontologist who, even as a poor working-class woman in a field dominated by wealthy upper-class men, helped shape the study of ancient extinct...
  • Therapy helped kids overcome peanut allergy, but don't try it at home

    Therapy helped kids overcome peanut allergy, but don't try it at home
    Gradual exposure to peanut protein powder over six months helped more than half of kids with peanut allergies learn to tolerate the equivalent of about 10 peanuts per day, according to the results of a new clinical trial. The Phase 2 trial also found...
  • Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?

     Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?
    Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
  • 'Creating Global Opportunities' recounts rise of shipping firm Maersk

    A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world. It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
  • Rhoda Dorsey, Goucher's first female president, dies

    Rhoda Dorsey, Goucher's first female president, dies
    Rhoda Dorsey, the first female president of Goucher College, the longest-serving executive at the formerly all-women's school and its leader when it made the wrenching decision to enroll male students, died in her Cockeysville apartment Saturday, the...
  • Stephen Hawking displays great comic timing with John Oliver

    Stephen Hawking displays great comic timing with John Oliver
    If the key to comedy is in the timing, then you'd think a man without the ability to speak would be at a severe disadvantage. But as Stephen Hawking demonstrated on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, he has a higher understanding of time and timing than...
  • Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse

    Honey may hold the sticky solution to bee colony collapse
    Honeybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests. Researchers...