| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 AM
With the rich girls' high school volleyball tradition at our local schools, it is always exciting to follow these players as they continue to play through their college years. Since the late 1970s through today, the number of local college players has...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Risa Slater is keeping a family tradition alive.
The Laguna Beach High School senior, like her older sister Lauren before her, represents students at Laguna Beach Unified School District board meetings.
Risa, 17, sits next to district administrators...
| Apr 7, 2013
Forget about learning the state capitals, at least, as the sum total of your knowledge of geography.
"Geography is about meaning, not knowing place names and memorizing lists — that was school geography," said Daniel Edelson, vice president for...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Orange schools have hired a new director of school safety and security, a position that will be at the heart of the district's response to Orange County mayors and police chiefs, who have been pushing for a larger role in school security planning over the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Everyone walking into the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex on Tuesday was hit with a blast of fertilizer fumes, presumably due to the grounds crew doing some extensive landscaping all around the premises. But you had to wonder if some of......
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Sue T. Brown, who served as executive director of the Maryland Psychological Association for nearly three decades, died July 10 of complications from metastatic melanoma at her Columbia home. She was 73.
Sue Taylor was born in Seattle and raised in...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Battered by the recession and a high debt load, the Field Museum on Tuesday announced plans to cut staff, overhaul its operations and limit the scope of its research.
A comprehensive plan being drawn up by museum officials also could include changes to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein.
That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...