Army captain in scrubs administers COVID-19 vaccine to man in black shirt

The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine


A growing number of researchers are working to develop a variant-proof vaccine that would provide lasting immunity against different strains of the coronavirus, as well as other types of coronaviruses.

President Donald Trump listens during a phone call Oct. 4, 2020, in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Former CDC head: COVID-19’s spread in White House shows ‘testing does not replace safety measures’

A Maryland-based ukulele marching band performs during a 2019 Fourth of July parade.

Global ukulele community keeps music alive, online in pandemic

Bats have a specialized thin skin that allows their wings to change when a muscle is activated with every beat cycle of the wings.

Researchers explore the fascinating biomechanics and neuroscience of bats

Man in baseball cap, close up, sitting at table with microphone and other panelists.

The US government is targeting MS-13, but a former gang member says arrests alone won’t solve the problem

ICE raid

Why one group of Chinese Americans opposes ‘sanctuary’ cities


In Maryland, one immigrant community not known to wade into politics is joining the debate — and coming out loudly against sanctuary.


At CPAC, there’s a movement to build up conservative millennials

Global Politics

Students and recent college graduates are an important group at the CPAC event each year, and many sessions focus on how to network and begin a career in conservative politics.

Documentary questions whether FBI ID’d right suspect in anthrax attack

Global Politics

A new documentary from PBS Frontline looks at the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks and asks whether they found the perpetrator.

Solar power booming in the United States


After years of waiting and hoping, solar power is now affordable, and some solar power companies are cashing in.

Citing failed studies, FDA rejects breast cancer drug

Health & Medicine

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to stop the use of cancer drug Avastin for the treatment of breast cancer.