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  • UMUC may experiment with business and learning models

    UMUC may experiment with business and learning models
    The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation. With its roots in a 1920s night school, the institution expanded in the 1940s and '50s into Europe and Asia to educate military personnel. Then as the Internet flourished,...
  • Few takers on District 230 football helmet program

    Few takers on District 230 football helmet program
    A year after Consolidated High School District 230 began letting student athletes use their own football helmets rather than those provided by the school, district officials said they've seen little interest in the program. Although a parent pushed...
  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
  • 11th Congressional District race overview

    Bill Foster Current job: Congressman Age: 59 Born in: Madison, Wis. Lives in: Naperville Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
  • Today's voting freakout: noncitizens are coming to steal your election

    With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
  • Richard F. Thompson dies at 84; USC scientist traced physical aspects of memory

    More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
  • Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

    Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court
    The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.) The...
  • Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness

    Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness
    It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners

     PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners
      Bob Suter Member of U.S. hockey team that won a gold medal at 1980 Olympics Bob Suter, 57, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild NHL star Ryan Suter, died suddenly...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...