| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When is a pirate not a pirate?
A federal court may provide an answer in a trial that opened in Washington this week of a Somali official who helped win release of a hijacked Danish cargo ship and crew for $1.7 million ransom, but...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:24 AM
When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated.
After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
| Aug 9, 2013
The last thing I want to do is enrage thousands of young men across America who like to dress up in purple pony costumes.
But I didn't know about the Bronies.
"Don't you know about Bronies?" asked a friend. "It seems like every time I talk to you, you...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Dick Clark is the CEO and president of Clark Leadership Consulting, a national
executive coaching and strategic development firm. He has served in senior
executive leadership positions for 40 years.
Prior to launching Clark Leadership, Dick served...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Using an underground neutrino detector in Japan, physicists may have found the key to answering a fundamental question: Why does our universe, as we know it, exist at all?
Scientists have caught tiny, ghostlike particles called neutrinos in the act of...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:37 PM
John C. "Jack" Hornor, a naval architect and marine surveyor who once inspected the Constellation to ensure the venerable ship was still seaworthy, died Oct. 1 of brain disease at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 68.
"Jack was an excellent...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Ann M. Rayner, who worked for Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore for a decade, died Oct. 4 of brain cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 53.
Ann Marie Ritter was born in Waterloo, N.Y., and raised in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where she...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
At what point would you consider someone to be just "tipsy" as opposed to "hammered" on alcohol? The answer, it turns out, depends on whether you're a man or a woman.
In a study published online Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical &...
| Aug 7, 2013
Science reporter Abby Olena was writing about researchers hunting microplastics in Lake Michigan. The Tribune photo desk separately sought to photograph a flotilla of tall ships inbound for Chicago.
As it happened, a group of collaborating scientists...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Engineering researchers at the Johns Hopkins University plan to stir an earthquake this month, a temblor as powerful as the 1994 Northridge quake in Southern California — one of the costliest in U.S. history.
It will hit at the University at...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Molly Halper never dreamed she'd consume her baby's placenta, an organ that serves as a link between mother and fetus and is usually discarded after birth.
"My husband and I used to make jokes" about people who did that, said Halper, who lives in...