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  • 'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy

    'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy
    In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
  • Special needs for special siblings

    Special needs for special siblings
    Growing up with a severely disabled brother, Abby Brown felt less like a sister than like a "third parent." Nigel, two years her junior, was born with a rare disease called linear sebaceous nevus syndrome that left him non-verbal and needing assistance to...
  • Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
  • Outspoken Naval Academy professor investigated

    Outspoken Naval Academy professor investigated
    An outspoken English professor at the Naval Academy has been removed from the classroom following complaints from midshipmen, academy officials confirmed Monday. The academy would not elaborate on the nature of the complaints about Bruce Fleming, a...
  • Planet-hunting Kepler reveals secret code hidden in starlight

    Planet-hunting Kepler reveals secret code hidden in starlight
    Using data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, astronomers have discovered a telltale "flicker" pattern in a distant star’s light -- an interstellar Morse code that reveals hidden but crucial information about its mass and volume....
  • Memo: Appropriate office attire is a must

    Memo: Appropriate office attire is a must
    Chelsea Lanzoni was on her way from the lacrosse fields of Vanderbilt University to a summer internship at National Geographic in Washington, but her first stop was a dressing room at Nordstrom Rack in Annapolis. "I had, literally, nothing to wear," she...
  • More National Merit Scholarship winners announced

    Three more Newport Beach students were named National Merit Scholars this week, bringing the city's total this year to six. Liana Korber and Tiffany Silverstein, from the private Sage Hill School, were selected along with Kelsey Christensen, from...
  • Stomachaches In Kids Linked To Anxiety In Adulthood

    Stomachaches In Kids Linked To Anxiety In Adulthood
    Anxiety is common in children who frequently get stomachaches, but a new study shows that these kids might continue to have anxiety in adulthood, long after the abdominal pain is gone. Researchers tracked about 330 children with abdominal pain that...
  • Joseph E. Welsh, educator

    Joseph E. Welsh, educator
    Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 80. "He was both my teacher and...
  • Universities combine for 'Semester Online'

    Universities combine for 'Semester Online'
    A consortium of U.S. universities — including Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame — is launching a new online course program next fall in which undergraduate students can tap into live classes from participating schools...
  • Men & Women of Harford Making a Difference

    Men & Women of Harford Making a Difference
    The uniqueness of Harford County lies within the people who strive to make it great. So many residents reach out daily to improve the lives of others. We have chosen six extraordinary individuals who have chosen causes that support the success of the...