| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Jazz is built on exploring tradition, but nobody goes deeper with the idea than Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar. Long recognized for tapping a Middle Eastern melodic structure called the maqam, ElSaffar works with the Sumerian/Babylonian modes that...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist.
But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
True to its name, the new action movie "2 Guns" boasts considerable firepower, with charismatic actors Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the lead roles. According to many film critics, however, Washington and Wahlberg's chemistry is overshadowed by a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Shirley D. Patterson, a retired chemist who taught at what is now Community College of Baltimore County at Essex, died July 15 of heart failure at her Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She was 68.
The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Shirley Dale...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Herman L. Ammon, who taught chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park for nearly five decades and was also an expert in the field of crystal structure, died Aug. 2 of a stroke at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.
He was 76.
"Herm was a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!"
The announcements came Monday via James'...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:06 PM
After a photographer caught him playing iPhone poker during a Senate committee hearing on Syria, Sen John McCain (R-Arizona) tried to pass the incident off as a joke.
“Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing — Worst of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Fresh water isn't what it used to be. New research has found that human activity has caused subtle but significant changes in the basic makeup of rivers in Maryland and elsewhere, with potential consequences for public water use and the health of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
All three quarterbacks on Morgan State’s roster have gotten considerable time heading the offense in the first four games of the season. But the jury is still out on who will start in Saturday’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener against...