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  • No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]

    No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]
    Your editorial of Oct. 4 regarding the release by Maryland environmental regulators of a "risk analysis" for potential shale gas development did not note that the risk analysis was conducted before release in September of Maryland's health study. It...
  • Hopkins' new video game may pave way for stroke therapy

    Hopkins' new video game may pave way for stroke therapy
    With a swipe across an iPad, a game player becomes a bottlenose dolphin. Everything the gamer does, the dolphin does, too. She can dive deep into the water, shoot 20 feet up and twist into a full-body spin in midair. Amid the acrobatics, the gamer hunts...
  • Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

    EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last at least in the United States. After a...
  • Saturn moon may have 'life-friendly' underground ocean: scientists

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday. An underground ocean...
  • Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole

    Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole
    NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has sent back its first visible-light images of water ice on Mercury, the tiny charbroiled planet that orbits closest to the sun. The findings, described in the journal Geology, reveal that the ice deposits look...
  • 'Is Another Cold War Inevitable?' presentation to be hosted at Lafayette College Oct. 16

    An international political scientist will give a presentation at Lafayette College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Colton Chapel. Kimberly Marten will speak on "Is Another Cold War Inevitable? Observations on Vladimir Putin's Foreign Policy,"...
  • Kangaroo relative may have walked around ancient Australia on two feet

    Kangaroo relative may have walked around ancient Australia on two feet
    A giant kangaroo relative that lived 100,000 years ago may have used its hind two legs for walking, not hopping, according to a new study. And by "walking," the authors of the paper mean real bipedal walking -- upright, on two feet. Kind of like you and...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: “Dolphin Tale 2 Getaway” on St. Pete Beach TradeWinds Island Resorts, the Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost, on St. Pete Beach is offering the “Dolphin Tale...
  • Stop the hop: for huge ancient kangaroos, hopping was dicey

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kangaroos hop, right? Well, not all of them. Scientists said on Wednesday that a biomechanical and statistical analysis of fossil bones of a group of huge extinct kangaroos shows that the largest of the bunch in all likelihood...
  • Ebola researcher not surprised by transmission of virus to health care workers

    PITTSBURGH Amy L. Hartman did breakthrough Ebola research one decade ago and joined a CDC team that helped bring the 2005 Marburg virus outbreak under control in Angola. So the University of Pittsburgh doctor of virology and research manager at the...
  • Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

    LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public...