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  • Robert E. Shoemaker, retired Towson University professor

    Robert E. Shoemaker, a retired Towson University professor and accomplished philatelist, died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 31 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 75. Dr. Shoemaker taught biology, botany and paleontology at Towson...
  • NSU's oil spill study: 96 hours of staring at coral

    NSU's oil spill study: 96 hours of staring at coral
    It will be about as exciting as watching grass grow. But to help protect marine life against oil spills, two Nova Southeastern University researchers plan to monitor corals for 96 hours straight to see how they react to oil. The information will be...
  • Scientist tackles mystery of ancient astronomical device

    The shoebox-size chunk of bronze didn't attract much attention when divers retrieved it from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. Archaeologists on the expedition had their hands full with far more impressive finds,...
  • Controversy over Sailboat Bend house heating up in Fort Lauderdale

    Controversy over Sailboat Bend house heating up in Fort Lauderdale
    The battle over the fate of a 96-year-old home along the New River is picking up steam as the opposing sides prepare for a confrontation Tuesday in front of the City Commission. At stake is the future of the Rivermont House that is a key asset to the...
  • Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age

    Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age
    Turns out Hollywood celebs aren’t the only stars who hide their age well – small cool stars are very good at frustrating astronomers’ efforts to determine how old they are, because they essentially look the same for most of their lives....
  • Bouncer, please remove that songbird from the bar

    The next time you are traveling through Oregon and spot a zebra finch, or what non-ornithologists call "a bird," it's best to stay away. The creature may be drunk. In their attempts to understand the relationship between alcohol and speech impairment,...
  • Balancing Act: Ways of finding work/life balance evolved in 2014

    Would you speak up if an employee or peer were working himself close to a hospital stay or maybe even to death? It's a query I raised earlier this year, and one that drew lots of reader reaction. As I look over the workplace trends I wrote about in 2014,...
  • Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling

    Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling
    Twenty years from now, will Virginia's coast be dotted with oil rigs or wind turbines? Or both? As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a...
  • Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection

    Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection
    A monthly injection of an experimental anti-retroviral drug protected female monkeys from vaginal infection by a simian form HIV, according to two new studies. The research, which was published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, raises hopes...
  • Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease

    Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease
    Look no further than your own spice rack to help protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, but they can also boost your immune system to help fight disease. Some herbs and spices...
  • Slower start, fast finish for sea level rise last century, study says

    Sea level rise during the bulk of the 20th century has been overestimated, a new report suggests. The Harvard-led study, published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, knocks about half a millimeter off estimates of annual sea level rise that have...