| Apr 15, 2012
Simon Goldhill, the author of the new book "Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy," is both a professor of Greek literature and classics at the University of Cambridge and a popular speaker on tragedy in today's world, known for his lectures for young...
| Jan 17, 2012
Pregnant women who eat poorly risk leaving their children less able to properly store fats in later life, leading to a higher risk of diabetes, according to research that sheds new light on how nutrition in the womb can permanently influence adult health....
| Jan 18, 2012
As gender-specific monikers go, "mademoiselle" never struck us as particularly offensive. French and a little twee, sure. But innocent enough.
The female portion of Cesson-Sevigne disagrees. The French town of 16,000 just banned the term from official...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:56 PM
On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences.
Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
| Mar 7, 2012
We're going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush Limbaugh hasn't spent a lot of time studying the history of women during the Victorian period, specifically 1820-1890.
But his choice of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown Law student Sandra...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall TV: Where the men are men and the women are girls.
Three new comedies, "2 Broke Girls" on CBS, "New Girl" on Fox and HBO's "Girls," revolve around female twentysomethings living in New York City. They join, of course, "Bad Girls Club" the Oxygen...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he calls "Archimedes' brain in a box."
Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, the lost writings of Archimedes of Syracuse, a famed Greek...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Children who play more outdoors are smarter, leaner and stronger than kids more inclined toward indoor activities, and a new study finds they have another advantage: They're less likely to suffer from nearsightedness, in which objects in the distance...
| Nov 13, 2011
Pregnant women sacrifice many of life's simple pleasures — caffeine, sushi, a glass of wine — in the hope that their baby will be born healthy.
But according to a provocative new field of research, what happens during pregnancy can have...
| Nov 16, 2011
Har Gobind Khorana, who rose from poverty in rural India to become a giant of modern biology, winning the Nobel Prize in 1968 for work that helped decipher the genetic code and explain how cells make proteins, died Nov. 9 in Concord, Mass. He was 89....