UMD Observatory provides new images of meteor

The University of Maryland’s observatory provides a “space” for students to take part in long-term research projects and get hands-on experience with different telescopes and software. Their efforts are paying off with the use of a number of cameras taking pictures of the night sky and capturing images few have seen.

Questions Loom Over Effects of State’s Oyster Recovery Efforts on Watermen’s Bottom Lines

While the state seeds the beds, are oystermen missing out?

Scientists Probe Food, Energy, Water Solutions at World Bank Workshop

Researchers from across the globe brainstormed ways to meet future resource needs at a meeting earlier this week.

Rep. Van Hollen Warns Shutdown Would Disrupt NIH

Health care and research at NIH endangered by budget stalemate, Rep. Chris Van Hollen says.

Kayaking Journey Around Bay Aims to Inspire Environmental Stewardship

ANNAPOLIS—Don Baugh and Tom Horton paddled their kayaks into the waters off the coast of Sandy Point State Park on Wednesday, launching their 500-mile traverse of Chesapeake Bay waterways. It’s a journey they had taken once before, 10 years ago.…

‘Smart’ Meters Energize a Controversy in Maryland

Utilities, Activists Disagree on Digital Meters’ Benefits

Lawmakers Weigh Creation of Task Force on Self-Driving Vehicles

Public Officials, Industry Representatives Would Develop Best Practices

Maryland After-School Program Demand Still Far Exceeds Supply

A survey released last month found that 87 percent of Maryland’s parents are satisfied with their child’s after-school program. But it also found that demand for after-school activities far exceeds the supply.

Scientists Deal with Shutdown Fallout, Fear for Future Research

Scientists are scrambling to recover after the government shutdown forced their research to go dark and cut off federal funding for weeks. And the already beleaguered scientific community fears that another shutdown in January could be devastating.