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  • Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way

    Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way
    A University of Southern California professor and colleagues from Stanford and Harvard universities were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs to help predict complex chemical reactions....
  • Start-up founder sees a troll behind patent lawsuit

    To Kevin O'Connor, the first straw was also the last straw. In May, a start-up company he founded, Findthebest.com, got a letter from a Connecticut law firm explaining that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the start-up of infringing an obscure software...
  • Taking the Kids: When travel plans are sidelined by government shutdown

    Taking the Kids: When travel plans are sidelined by government shutdown
    I'm sorry. I'm sorry for any of you who are visiting a National Park, Washington, D.C., or had tickets to climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I'm sorry if you need to get a passport in a hurry. Because of the imbroglio in Washington, Congress...
  • Benita H. Low, educator

    Benita H. Low, educator
    Benita H. Low, a retired private school educator and museum docent, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Roland Park Place. She was 97. The daughter of Clifford Milburn Holland, an engineer for whom New York's Holland Tunnel is named, and Anna Coolidge...
  • Copyright law and This Charming Charlie

     Copyright law and This Charming Charlie
    What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down. The case of This...
  • Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods

    Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods
    In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
  • Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing

    Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing
    Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
  • Despite an improving economy, Obama's approval rating stays low

    The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics — new car sales, home prices, consumer spending — point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing....
  • Greg Schwem: The Caesar salad will be $10,000

    If you dine out regularly in large metropolitan areas, odds are excellent you will eventually encounter a famous person sitting nearby. My recent celebrity sightings include Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" and "Sex and the City" in a Manhattan tavern, Jay...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, Mass., on this day in 1979. This birthday gal, who was born Vera Chokalingam, stars on the series "The Mindy Project" and also has co-starred as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office" since 2005. On the...
  • Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

     Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'
    — Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood. It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...