| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:39 PM
BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's spectacularly public ouster of his uncle, Jang Song Taek, could bring about more political turmoil as the purge extends to Jang's coterie of powerful relatives and supporters.
Reverberations are likely...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A bright black hole in the Pinwheel galaxy has been shining us on, astronomers say – this intergalactic trickster puts out light like a big black hole but it’s really quite tiny. M 101 ULX-1, described in the journal Nature, may force...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:41 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has named Christine H. Fox to be acting deputy Defense secretary, making the former chief of weapons cost analysis the most senior woman in Pentagon history.
Fox will replace Ashton Carter, who has stepped down. She...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday.
Geithner, who was a major player in the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Poor, mostly black neighborhoods face double jeopardy when it comes to supermarket access, according to a study recently published by the journal Preventive Medicine.
That may not sound like news at all: Scholars and activists have long fretted that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Activist attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman, best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital of complications from a tumor. He was...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:58 PM
The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.
New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:19 PM
A North Korean freighter seized in Panama for carrying contraband fighter jet engines and missile components from Cuba will be released soon and allowed to return home with most of its crew members, Panamanian authorities have decided.
| Oct 12, 2013
Re "As access to AP classes rises, so do headaches," Oct. 10
It is terrible for a qualified student to be shut out of a high school Advanced Placement course because of some misguided egalitarian ideal that every student should be allowed to take an...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor in Yongbyon and is producing nuclear energy at the site, South Korea's intelligence agency reported Tuesday.
The report to Seoul lawmakers by a National Intelligence Service official confirmed warnings...
| 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....