| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014.
Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.&...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's a question that's caused more than a few brawls among academics: Just why do humans engage in bloody combat when the risk to life and limb is so high?
Some anthropologists have argued that warfare must confer an evolutionary benefit to warriors, or...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Dr. David Tuckchow Yue, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience, died of a heart attack Dec. 23 while working in his lab in East Baltimore. He was 57 and lived in Towson.
"He was an acclaimed biophysicist,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog.
This season, there was a turnaround for the University of Alabama at Birmingham: A new coach led the team to six wins, game attendance doubled to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:06 PM
In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift.
He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way.
Lately, though, his buyers are trending a...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:43 PM
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, get a fair trial in the Hub? It's a profound question, but one that the Framers would have found incomprehensible. Far from providing for a change of venue in high-profile cases, they...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three?
That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:35 PM
A student at my alma mater, Brandeis University, recently asked me to speak to her school group about my post-college experiences, specifically my time studying in China and Germany and now at Harvard University. There was one major problem with this...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future.
In the decade since he...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk.
But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:56 PM
The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets.
"We are Stone...