| Mar 25, 2013
As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions.
By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:09 PM
For 14-year-old eighth-grader Dylan Meeks of Central Florida Christian, competing in this week's FHSAA state wrestling tournament for the first time should be an intimidating challenge.
Except he'll probably laugh when he reads that line.
Dylan is 6...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:07 AM
HOLTVILLE — For the second-grade students at Finley and Pine Elementary schools, a short trip to the local high school translated into a fun-filled physics lesson here Tuesday.
The elementary students had the opportunity to engage in seven hands-...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN), a planned 1,294-mile high-speed fiber optic network that will link more than 1,000 government facilities and community “anchor institutions” across the state, is now in the works in Washington County....
| Jan 22, 2013
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else.
But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Robert A. Makofski, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientist and administrator who headed Howard County General Hospital's board, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. The former Columbia resident was 81....
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:51 PM
When students in River Hill High School's Advanced Computer Science classes entered a worldwide high school robotics competition last year that involved programming International Space Station satellites, they figured their chances of winning were...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well.
Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein.
That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...