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  • Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom

    Texas gay marriage: Two friends who took opposite sides in the courtroom
    HOUSTON — Mark Phariss almost didn’t file the lawsuit that led a judge to overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage this week. One reason: Phariss, a Dallas corporate lawyer seeking to marry his partner of several years, has long been...
  • Women may have harder concussion recovery than men

    Women may have harder concussion recovery than men
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players. Some recent studies have found gender...
  • Star struck? Here's where to go

    Star struck? Here's where to go
    If you became enthralled by happenings in the sky after watching last week's solar event, the transit of Venus in which the planet treks across the face of the sun, head to the observatories in the following cities for more stargazing. -Nashville...
  • Social support cuts breast cancer deaths by almost half

    Being loved and feeling loved can help prevent a recurrence of cancer and reduce fatality rates among those battling the disease, offers a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A strong social support system can play a large role in...
  • Newsmakers

    Steve Poynot, Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Howard Bank, has been selected for the Next Leaders in Banking inaugural roster by the Maryland Bankers Association. Poynot will be honored at the Next Leaders in Banking Awards Breakfast on Oct. 6....
  • Robots built to help autistic children

    Robots built to help autistic children
    Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional...
  • A hard road for the poor in need of cars

    A hard road for the poor in need of cars
    No car, no work. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('div#series-box h4.last').html('Map: Alternatives for poor buyers'); }); That's the conclusion Lisa Twombly reached as she fought to hang on to her job as a caretaker for an elderly San...
  • McManus: Presidential crystal balls

    McManus: Presidential crystal balls
    Unemployment is mired at 9%, and President Obama's poll ratings are mired too. Democrats are dispirited. Republicans are fired up and ready to go. Activists on both the right and the left are demanding change. So is there any way Obama can win reelection...
  • For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up

    For the forgetful in menopause, brain works harder to keep up
    Around the time of menopause, many women complain of mental slippage. But, as if to inflict some perverse trick upon them, cognitive scientists have found that they actually perform no more poorly than women who do not have such complaints. (Reassuring in...
  • Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught

    Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught
    Darius Riley displays the concentration of a tightrope walker as he fastens his eyes on the lined paper in front of him and grips his No. 2 yellow pencil down to its point to make his most perfect curly letters. "I would rather do it in print because...
  • Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

    Supplements for depression: What the research reveals
    Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike. That's because...