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  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Janet Yellen more experienced than Fed predecessors

    WASHINGTON -- Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more years and a wider range of experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the...
  • How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?

    How would Janet Yellen balance jobs, inflation as Fed chief?
    WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
  • Review: 'Capital Culture' by Neil Harris

    When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
  • Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest

    Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest
    Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
  • How Changes In Media Habits Could Transform Your Child's Mental Health

    How Changes In Media Habits Could Transform Your Child's Mental Health
    A case study in media multitasking Cody sat hunched over a bowl of Captain Crunch, wearing a blue hoodie. He was hopelessly grouchy in the morning. Both his parents had stopped engaging him in conversation before he left for school. "His grouchiness...
  • NYPD's Raymond Kelly walks out of Brown University talk after heckling

    A planned speech by New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Brown University in Providence had to be canceled Tuesday after hecklers shouted down the top cop during his remarks. Kelly, commissioner since 2002, had intended to speak...
  • LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?

    LUX Dark matter detector finds no WIMPs, so why are scientists happy?
    Scientists at an ambitious dark matter experiment in operation at an underground gold mine in South Dakota have discovered exactly what they thought they would: nothing. And the results have got them really excited. After running the detector for...
  • New York's stop-and-frisk ruling blocked

    NEW YORK — In a highly unusual move, an appeals court Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that would have required changes to New York's controversial stop-and-frisk policy and also removed the judge from the case. U.S. District Judge Shira...
  • Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed

    Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed
    Regarding Anne D. Neal's commentary on St. Mary's College of Maryland, how sad it was to read such an uneducated piece published by a usually trustworthy source ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30). The article was a perfect example of manipulation of...
  • Free speech still under siege in the Ivy League

    On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...