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  • Uniting to Stop the Worms

    "Uniting to Stop the Worms" may sound like a science fiction film headline, but intestinal worm infections -- known as soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) -- are all too real. They impair the lives of a billion people worldwide living in areas with ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Proof Positive That It Takes Great Vendor Relationships to Avoid Wedding ...

    He's a sales rep at a company called Potomac Floral Wholesale in Silver Spring, Maryland - next to DC, my hometown. And I learned quickly that their ... What if the weather gets bad and the ferry doesn't make its trip? I'd be screwed. I can't take that ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Chicken Soup Really Is 'Jewish Penicillin' For Your Cold. Mom Was Right.

    If you were brought up by a Jewish mother, chances are you have been prescribed a hot bowl of chicken soup at a time you felt under the weather. Dr. Mom may have insisted it was a type of "Jewish penicillin," that ... Stephen Rennard, M.D, Larson ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Military surveillance 'blimp' takes to Maryland skies

    It looks like a blimp, but the tether technically means it is an aerostat. This giant balloon-like device, the size of a football field, will soon keep watch over the nation's capital and a huge swath of the eastern seaboard. JLENS, short for Joint ...

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  • Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent

    The other two were Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, MD, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Esther Takeuchi, PhD, holder of 150 patents and SUNY Distinguished Professor of ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • A New Paradigm to Fix the World -- Fixing a Failure to Consider

    That is because those Directors don't want to understand how or why technology works, they just want it to work. CTOs who make the mistake of talking too much in technological terms that are beyond the comprehension of business executives with hubris ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • US Executions in 2014 Dip to 20-Year Low

    The most executions in a single year was in 1935 when 197 people were put to death in the U.S., according to University of North Carolina political scientist Frank R. Baumgartner. The recent pattern has been particularly pronounced in Texas, which didn ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Jobless Rates Fall In Most US States in November

    North Dakota's rate is the lowest in the nation at 2.7%. The state has benefitted from the shale oil boom. Last month, North Carolina's 0.5 percentage point decrease was the largest in the U.S., followed by Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Michigan at ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Curiosity rover finds methane on Mars: What it could mean for life

    "Right now, it's too much of a single-point measurement for us really to jump to any conclusions," Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland one of the authors of the new methane study, told "So all we can ...

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  • Radar 'blimps' to monitor Washington-area skies

    The first of two radar-detecting blimps is slated to rise up over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday as part of a three-year exercise testing the integration of an Army air surveillance system with the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

    Fox News 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Obama signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

    President Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP's investigation, which was the ...

    Fox News 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Alan Gross's diplomatic escorts

    And while the call indeed came from a constituent, it didn't emanate from Van Hollen's 8th Congressional District of Maryland in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. ... And on the other line was Alan Gross, a Van Hollen constituent and political supporter ...

    Fox News 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Army tests blimp-like airship that is part of anti-missile system along East Coast

    17, 2014, in Middle River, Md. Military officials said a pair of helium-filled aerostats stationed in Maryland are intended provide early detection of cruise missiles over a large swath of the East Coast, from Norfolk, Va., to upstate New York, during ...

    Fox News 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Alan Gross Arrives on American Soil After Release From Cuban Prison

    Just a couple of hours after his return to American soil following more than five years in a Cuban prison, a government subcontractor from Maryland expressed gratitude for the efforts to restore his freedom and support for the president's move toward ...

    NBC Washington 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Four Ways the Government Funding Bill Undermines Climate Progress

    These cuts will reduce the total number of acres enrolled in the program by 2.3 million (more than all of the farm acreage in the State of Maryland, which has over 12,000 farms). Lacking conservation incentives, this land is likely to be converted to ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • We Can Ban Fracking, New York Paves the Way

    In contrast to Cuomo's decision today, Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley recently released regulations for fracking in his state. The Obama Administration's EPA has refused to reopen investigations on instances of water ... Politicians with ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Obama Signs Legislation Ending Nazi Benefit Checks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Celebrate 2015: New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

    On New Year's Eve, join CNN in Easton, an historic town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, which will be on hand to film the "crab drop," a charming Chesapeake interpretation of the ball drop in Times Square. Steps from the event stands one of the East Coast ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • The Traditions That Got College Students Through Finals This Semester

    Finals bring out the frenzied college student in everyone, but luckily many schools have stress-busting traditions to help get students through. This past month, students across the nation streaked, midnight breakfast'ed, jammed and screamed their way ... 3 years, 3 months ago
  • US Tapped Contractors To Do Its Sneaky Work In Cuba

    The projects by Creative Associates International crossed paths with the company that Gross worked for at the time of his 2009 arrest, the Maryland-based Development Alternatives Inc., as he smuggled in sensitive technology — using backpacks and carry ... 3 years, 3 months ago