| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:41 AM
A recently published study led by U.S. government climate researchers predicts warming global temperatures will mean more moisture in the air, and thus heavier precipitation extremes.
The research, reported in the peer-reviewed academic journal...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Andy Geiger knows all about the benefits of leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten.
In the spring of 1994, Geiger resigned as the athletic director in College Park to take the same job at Ohio State, going from a program that was in...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue.
But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The device looks comically simple, almost like a toy: Royal blue handles curve into a bright white clamp, part pliers, part hole punch.
But FastStitch, a new surgical tool designed by a team of Hopkins students and graduates, has serious ambitions...
| Nov 4, 2012
When Dale Chihuly signed up for his first class at the University of Wisconsin's fledgling studio glass program in 1966, most of the very few people who cared about the medium looked to Europe.
No one knew then how the popularity of American glass would...
| Oct 6, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Nov 16, 2011
Har Gobind Khorana, who rose from poverty in rural India to become a giant of modern biology, winning the Nobel Prize in 1968 for work that helped decipher the genetic code and explain how cells make proteins, died Nov. 9 in Concord, Mass. He was 89....
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Oct 6, 2011
"If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something."
It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...