| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In 1976, D. Carleton Gadjusek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for proving the link between a slow-acting prion disease that caused madness and death in the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea and the tribe’s funerary ritual of eating deceased...
| Sep 1, 2013
Outdoor festivals return to Hampton Roads with a vengeance when autumn leaves start to fall.
You'll find a celebration for most every inclination. Seafood, peanuts, sophisticated sculpture, homey crafts, Egyptian culture, indie music, gospel — all...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
Now, with the museum turning 50...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The first time John Warren walked into the old Pointer Brothers store in the Guinea section of Gloucester, he felt like he'd stumbled into something special.
Though the original sales and display area on the first floor had been cut up by a maze of...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Television critics of the world unite: Let's start reviewing shows whenever the heck we get around to it.
That's the model Netflix appears to be recommending with its decision to release 15 episodes of "Arrested Development" Sunday without making any...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:42 AM
A $58,000 grant will help pay for the installation of five flood gauges in low-lying Gloucester to warn residents when rising waters from storms, unusually high tides, or other events are swamping roads.
The county's portion of the bill for the flood...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON – Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, a U.S. official said Thursday.
The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Inspired by a Yale economist’s annual Halloween experiment that uses trick-or-treaters as guinea pigs, one Angeleno decided to try an experiment of her own. Nancy Levitt, 64, had the hundreds who came for candy choose between three options –...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture is broadening its horizons when it hosts a pair of events, one old and one new, at its Shawan Road site Aug 10.
Considering the array of interests — beef cattle, goats, worms, vegetable gardens,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to outsource asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea drew scorn from human rights advocates Friday and denunciation from political opponents as an approach that has already failed twice.
But the reminders...
| Jan 19, 2014
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