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  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors

    Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors
    Every year the Library of Virginia in Richmond honors the commonwealth's authors and publishers who have demonstrated excellence in poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Additional named awards are presented, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Local...
  • Single-sex schooling cultivates confidence in girls [Commentary]

    Single-sex schooling cultivates confidence in girls [Commentary]
    In their new book, "The Confidence Code," Claire Shipman and Katty Kay draw on a broad spectrum of scientific research to support several of their hypotheses: Compared with men, women don't consider themselves as ready for promotions; predict they will do...
  • WYPR staff decides to form union

    WYPR staff decides to form union
    A majority of the editorial staff at WYPR has asked management of the NPR affiliate in Baltimore to recognize their representation by SAG-AFTRA, a national union of public-media professionals. The staff, which includes producers, reporters and on-air...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • Silver marks 1-year milestone

    It's been a year since Silver Airways launched itself as an independent carrier with the rollout of its own reservations system and an enhanced website to allow travelers to purchase tickets directly from the carrier. Before Silver launched the new...
  • Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

    Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir
    Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95...
  • The myth of the wild

     The myth of the wild
    The pristine natural world is gone; get used to it. Nearly all of the earthworms in New England and the upper Midwest were inadvertently imported from Europe. The American earthworms were wiped out by the last Ice Age. That's why when European colonists...
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...
  • Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat

    Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat
    In her first interviews as “Hard Choices” was published on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted that her new book was not, as one reporter suggested, a “classic campaign book.” Nor had she decided, she said, whether she would...
  • Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks

    Too fat to sing? Opera critics under fire for weight remarks
    The opera world now has its own version of the Melissa McCarthy-Rex Reed brouhaha. Much like the film critic who took heat for calling the actress "tractor-sized," opera critics in England are under fire for singling out mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught...