| Oct 17, 2011
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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Maryland, which has been quietly seething over its strongly held belief that Vanderbilt improperly made contact with quarterback Danny O’Brien, has filed a complaint against the Commodores football program.
At the same time, Maryland told O'Brien,...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Dr. Ronald L. Gutberlet, a retired pediatrician who was a specialist in the care of premature infants, died of metastatic bladder cancer Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Cockeysville resident was 78.
Born in Baltimore, he attended...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Mark Andrews, the co-founder of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, flew to Baltimore from Emporia, Kan., to honor a teacher at Roland Park Country School. But first he asked an auditorium full of students to think for a minute about a teacher who has...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Thomson Reuters has released its top 100 U.S. hospitals based on overall performance.
The hospitals were ranked on 10 key areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:50 AM
As the number of children with autism has increased over the past couple of decades, so have efforts to find causes behind this neurodevelopmental disorder. Research published Wednesday provides new clues about genetic glitches that may contribute to...
| May 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found.
Though not completely surprising, that finding...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Burroughs graduate wins second-straight honor at Arkansas: Former Burroughs High standout Emily Tubert surely didn't endure a sophomore slump this season playing for the University of Arkansas women's golf...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:02 AM
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.
| Nov 26, 2011
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...
| Dec 5, 2011
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.